• 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.


    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. 

  • Bargaining Upate


    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.


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…

Latest Articles

Education & Equity Committee Meeting 1/23/18 @ 5:00pm

Join us at the Education & Equity Committee Meeting on Tuesday January 23rd At 5:00pm at CWA Local 1033 Headquarters.

CWA Local 1033 Final Certification of Election Run-Off for Secretary Results

The members of the Local Election Committee certify that the results of the tabulation of the ballots cast in the run-off election for the position of Secretary were as follows: Roberto Sayers: 163  Shelly Manners: 146  ***CWA Local 1033 By…

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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