• Bargaining Upate

    CWA NJ EXECUTIVE BRANCH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE | February 6, 2018

    Governor Murphy took office January 16. Both CWA and the State have acted quickly since that time to get negotiations back on track and to clear roadblocks the Christie administration left in our path. CWA’s top priorities for our state executive branch membership are to settle our long-expired contract and resolve the dispute over stalled increments as quickly as possible.

  • 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.

  • INCREMENTS UPDATE: GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRIES TO STALL

    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. 

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 Honors Pamela Knight, our AFSCME Union Sister

Sign the Petition here Dear CWA Sisters and Brothers, On Friday, September 29, 2017, at 5 p.m., Pamela Knight, a 57 year old child protective services worker employed by the State of Illinois, received a call that a 2 year…

2/7/18 2 Hr. Delay Opening for state offices.

Due to a winter storm expected to slick roadways with a mix of snow and ice, officials have announced a two-hour delayed opening for all New Jersey state offices on Wednesday.

The delay is to allow time for roads, parking lots and sidewalks to be cleared and made safe, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management said in a statement.

Essential employees should report to work on their regular schedule, officials said.

Bargaining Upate

CWA NJ EXECUTIVE BRANCH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE | February 6, 2018

Governor Murphy took office January 16. Both CWA and the State have acted quickly since that time to get negotiations back on track and to clear roadblocks the Christie administration left in our path. CWA’s top priorities for our state executive branch membership are to settle our long-expired contract and resolve the dispute over stalled increments as quickly as possible.

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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