Retroactive Pay October 26th

Please be advised of the following information for ACTIVE workers on Centralized Payroll regarding retroactive money due from the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract:

 

Retroactive Pay

Retroactive checks for back increments and the August 1, 2017 2% across-the-board increase will be distributed on October 26, 2018. These will be separate paper checks, and because there could be several increments owed and the pension withdrawal was different for each year of the retroactive increases, there will be several checks. In fact, if you had many personnel actions over the three years of retroactive money, including promotions, you could be receiving as many as 3 to 10 separate checks. You will have to review the pay stubs of each check so that you understand what they are for. CWA has asked for a spreadsheet of everyone’s retroactive checks. All of the checks will have withholding from them, except that you will not be charged retroactive healthcare deductions.
$650 Max Bonuses

$650 bonuses for people at max have been distributed, however, we are having a dispute with the State about some people who were not provided with these bonuses even though they did not receive increments. CWA has filed a grievance on behalf of everyone who didn’t receive an increment and should have gotten a $650 bonus but didn’t. If you should have received the bonus and didn’t, but you didn’t file a grievance, that is okay– we filed it on your behalf already.
Reviewing Retropay Calculations

When the retroactive checks are received and you have had a chance to review them, we will distribute a process for asking payroll to review any mistakes if you think one has been made. Please do not guess at how to get that addressed. This has been a complicated and difficult process of running the time clock back to get the calculations right we just need to get money in hand and work through each difficulty as it comes up.

In Solidarity,

John Rose
President
CWA Local 1031

Patrick Kavanagh
President
CWA Local 1032

Gaye Palmer
President
CWA Local 1033

Adam Liebtag
President
CWA Local 1036

Ken McNamara
President
CWA Local 1037

Shawn Ludwig
President
CWA Local 1038

Carolyn Wade
President
CWA Local 1040

Dennis Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President

Hetty Rosenstein
CWA NJ Area Director