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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General Membership Meeting January 30, 2020

Join the CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting January 30, 2020 at the Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial in Trenton. Meeting starts at 4:30 PM. Dinner will be served.

CWA 1033 Holiday Party Dec. 19th – Join Us!

The CWA Local 1033 Members & Retirees Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at Cooper’s Riverview Restaurant from 4:30 – 9:30PM. Tickets are $5.00 for Local 1033 Members/Retirees and $35 for Guests. (Limit 1 guest per…

CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting Nov. 21st 4:30PM @ War Memorial Building

Come to the CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting Thursday Nov. 21, 2019 at the Trenton War Memorial Building. Turkey dinner served at 4:30PM Meeting at 5:00PM As the holidays approach, the Social Activities/Civic Duties Committee is holding a Food…

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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