PREAMBLE: For purposes of convenience, the State of New Jersey, hereinafter referred to as the “State” and the Communications Workers of America, hereinafter referred to as the “Union” have agreed to use a single contract book that incorporates the provisions of the parties’ four separate collective negotiations agreements, covering employees in the Professional, Administrative and Clerical Services, Primary Level Supervisors and Higher Level Supervisors Units. The incorporation of the four collective negotiations agreements in one contract book is not intended to change, modify or alter the application or meaning of any of the provisions of the parties’ four separate collective negotiations agreements, For purposes of this contract book, the term “Agreement” shall mean the four collective negotiations agreements covering employees in the Professional, Administrative and Clerical Services, Primary Level Supervisors and Higher Level Supervisors Units. This Agreement has as its purpose the improvement and promotion of harmonious employee relations between the State and its employees represented by the Union, the establishment of equitable and peaceful procedures for the amicable resolution of all disputes and grievances, and the determination of the wages, hours of work and other terms and conditions of employment.
Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual promises of this Agreement, the parties agree as follows: CWA and NJ Contract July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015
YOUR CONTRACT: Protection from Unfair Treatment
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.
CWA members determine the bargaining priorities.
CWA contracts typically guarantee:
•Pay levels and increases.
•Employment security with layoff protections.
•Fair treatment on the job.
•Due process during disciplinary actions.
•Paid time off for vacations and holidays.
•Medical coverage and sick pay.
•Protection against health and safety hazards.
•Training opportunities to help us develop skills for the future.
Administrative/Clerical Unit (A)
Professional Unit (P)
Primary Supervisory Unit (R)
Higher Level Supervisory Unit (S)
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State of New Jersey 2018 Payroll Calendar