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.
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.
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.
We do not believe that this matter will be resolved before the end of Christie’s term. We think that the mean-spirited and arrogant Christie is stalling to try to save face and to try to leave more of his mess in the lap of the next Governor.
At the end of the day, however, he will be gone, we will be here, we will get our increments and we will get a Contract that protects our language and our rights and that is better than it would have been had we caved.
Thank you for your continued patience and support.
THE CONCESSION STAND IS CLOSED. The State has demanded concessions of CWA — which we reject — and has, as of now, not made ANY economic offer. We believe that we can fight. We can win our increments and reestablish fair collective bargaining law. We can get raises and we can protect the language in our Contract. We know that our members are anxious and that you have been harmed by not getting the increments that you are ENTITLED TO! But CWA will not give in to bullying, concessions, and bad contractual language.
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.
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.
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
And many more…