• CWA Local 1033 Contract Informational Meeting & Ratification Voting

    CWA Local 1033 New Jersey State Workers Contract Informational Meeting & Ratification Voting details

  • Summary of the CWA State of New Jersey Executive Branch Tentative Agreement – July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019

    Summary of the CWA State of New Jersey Executive Branch Tentative Agreement – July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019
    This agreement is subject to ratification by the members of the A, P, R and S bargaining units of the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

  • Bargaining Upate

    CWA NJ EXECUTIVE BRANCH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE | April 16, 2018

    WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT for State Workers (Executive Branch).

    We reached an agreement on a July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract with the Murphy Administration that addresses all retroactive increments, clothing allowance and two across the board increases of 2% and 2%.

    We will meet with Shop Stewards and get you the details of the Agreement this week. We will be announcing voting details and dates soon through our shop stewards and worksite broadcasts. You will be able to see everything in writing before the ratification vote.

    We achieved our goals. The contract improves on the pattern set by other settlements and sets a foundation for our next contract. We bargained to receive all of our increments retroactively and raises for workers at max. There are no concessions in this tentative agreement. We protected the Contract.

  • CWA Local 1033 Holiday Party Photos

    We had a wonderful time with our brothers and sisters at our annual CWA Local 1033 holiday party. A special thank you to everyone who came out and made this year’s event so special.

  • Beginning January 1, 2018, OptumRX is replacing Express Scripts as the prescription drug benefit manager

    ATTENTION: Beginning January 1, 2018, OptumRX is replacing Express Scripts as the prescription drug benefit manager. For nearly all of our members it will simply have a new prescription drug card in your wallet with no change in drugs coverage.

  • What you need to know about the State Health Benefits Plan in 2018

    CWA has been on the cutting edge of trying to push back health care costs without cost-shifting.  Chapter 78 has harmed our members, caused healthcare to be too expensive, and has encouraged cost-shifting instead of cost containment. A new Administration and a reasonable Governor will hopefully lead to a more reasonable cost sharing on healthcare– but if you can, you should consider reducing your costs with these union-negotiated plans.

About

CWA Local 1033 represents the following New Jersey State Workers of the Executive Branch Departments in Mercer County:
Department of Banking and Insurance
Department of Education
Office of the Public Defender
State Treasury (except O.I.T.)
Department of State and Military and Veterans Affairs
Department of Law and Public Safety
Motor Vehicle Commission
State Library (in TAESC)
O.A.L. (in but not of Treasury)
Division of State Police Civilian Personnel
Division of Taxation
Motor Vehicle Commission
Division of Revenue
Division of Pensions

CWA STRONG

CWA STRONG is a challenge to all of us, to create a shared understanding of the forces that seek to derail the gains we’ve made. We’ll use the smarts we’ve acquired in decades of organizing, bargaining and mobilization to reach every member, strengthen our union and protect good jobs, wages, benefits and retirement.

The CWA STRONG Pledge

I pledge to be an active member of my union.  I will make my local stronger by encouraging non-members to join and doing whatever it takes to protect our jobs, wages, benefits and retirement.  I am CWA STRONG.

For Members

CWA Local 1033 is the Labor Union that represents and advocates on behalf of 5,000 public workers of Mercer County in the state of New Jersey. We are an organized group of workers who unite to make decisions about conditions affecting their work. Local 1033 strives to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our nation.

In addition to the hard work we do in representing and advocating for our members, CWA Local 1033 is proud to offer exclusive savings for our Members.
Scholarships
Legal Services Plan
Training Opportunities
Entertainment Discounts
And many more…

Latest Articles

CWA Local 1033 Contract Informational Meeting & Ratification Voting

CWA Local 1033 New Jersey State Workers Contract Informational Meeting & Ratification Voting details

Summary of the CWA State of New Jersey Executive Branch Tentative Agreement – July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019

Summary of the CWA State of New Jersey Executive Branch Tentative Agreement – July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019
This agreement is subject to ratification by the members of the A, P, R and S bargaining units of the Communications Workers of America, AFL-CIO

Bargaining Upate

CWA NJ EXECUTIVE BRANCH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE | April 16, 2018

WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT for State Workers (Executive Branch).

We reached an agreement on a July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract with the Murphy Administration that addresses all retroactive increments, clothing allowance and two across the board increases of 2% and 2%.

We will meet with Shop Stewards and get you the details of the Agreement this week. We will be announcing voting details and dates soon through our shop stewards and worksite broadcasts. You will be able to see everything in writing before the ratification vote.

We achieved our goals. The contract improves on the pattern set by other settlements and sets a foundation for our next contract. We bargained to receive all of our increments retroactively and raises for workers at max. There are no concessions in this tentative agreement. We protected the Contract.

Grievance Form

Grievances

A Grievance is a claimed breach, misinterpretation or improper application of the terms of this Agreement; or claimed violation, misinterpretation or misapplication of rules or regulations, existing policies, orders, letters of memoranda or agreement, administrative decisions, or laws, applicable to the agency or department which employs the grievant which establish terms and conditions of employment.

The purpose of the Grievance procedure is to resolve grievances and to assure prompt and equitable solutions of problems arising from the administration of the Agreement, or other conditions of employment by providing the exclusive vehicle set forth in the Contract between CWA and the State of New Jersey article 4, Grievance Procedure; for the settlement of grievances. An employee is entitled to use this grievance procedure and to be represented by the Union upon his or her request in accordance with the provisions of this Article. An employee shall not be coerced, intimidated or suffer any reprisal as a direct or indirect result of such use.

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CWA and NJ Contract July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2015

Contract

Our CWA contracts spell out grievance procedures that protect us from unfair firings, arbitrary treatment, and favoritism in the handling of promotions, layoffs, scheduling, work assignments, and other issues. We are entitled to a hearing with representation from CWA if we are unfairly treated. If the employer and grievant are unable to reach a resolution, our case can be decided by a neutral, third-party arbitrator. Arbitration provisions help guarantee due process and fair treatment — and it prevents employers from having the final say. Our contract establishes rights, wages and benefits that cannot be changed by management without negotiating with us and our elected union representatives.

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