Important Updates

Brothers and Sisters,

Two very important updates we received today on back pay and increments.

1) Governor Christie has signed the bill requiring back pay for state workers furloughed on July 1, 2, and 3. CWA will be in contact with the Department of Treasury and centralized payroll to get an answer as to when our members will be paid.

2) The New Jersey Supreme Court will be releasing its decision on the increments case tomorrow morning—Wednesday, August 2. Here’s what you can expect:

Following the release of the decision, we will issue a statement informing members of the Court’s decision. Depending on how complex the Court’s decision is, we will need some time for our lawyers to review it and understand it. As soon as our lawyers have reviewed the decision and provided an analysis, we send out a notice to members via email and our website. We will also announce a date and time for a Tele-Town Hall where you will hear directly from our lawyer and leadership, and hear our next steps.

CWA will keep you up to date as to what is going on. We will be communicating with members via our website, email, social media and text message.

Here’s how to stay informed:

– Check the website for updates:
– Sign up for robo-calls and tele-town hall calls at:
– Get on our text list: Text the word STEPS to the phone number 69866

In Solidarity,
Hetty Rosenstein
CWA NJ Area Director