• CWA 1033 Membership Meeting

    Join us July 26, 2018 at 4:30PM at our CWA 1033 Membership Meeting held at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.  Dinner will be served.

  • BREAKING: Budget deal reached NO SHUTDOWN!

    Budget Deal Reached NO SHUTDOWN!

  • NJ Direct Primary Care Week June 18-22, 2018

    The New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) offers employees and their covered dependents the opportunity to join a Direct Primary Care doctor’s office at no additional cost.


    CWA Local 1033 State Worker 2015-2019 Contract Ratified – complete results compiled from all locals.


    The term of the Contract is from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019.   The terms of the Agreement include two across the board salary increases of 2% beginning August 15, 2017 and another 2% beginning the first pay period in July, 2018.

    The Contract also includes a settlement with the State of New Jersey over litigation that was precipitated by the Christie Administration when automatic performance “step increases” or “increments” that were unilaterally stopped at the expiration of the last Contract.


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 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.


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.
Legal Services Plan
Training Opportunities
Entertainment Discounts
And many more…

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CWA 1033 Membership Meeting

Join us July 26, 2018 at 4:30PM at our CWA 1033 Membership Meeting held at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.  Dinner will be served.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy an awesome rendition of Katie Perry’s song Firework performed by the students at the Marie Katzenbach school for the Deaf. Talented young people that are cared for and taught by our Dynamic CWA Instructors and…

BREAKING: Budget deal reached NO SHUTDOWN!

Budget Deal Reached NO SHUTDOWN!

Grievance Form


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


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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