Education and Equity Committee Meeting – March 30th at 5:00 PM

All members are welcome to join the CWA Local 1033 Education & Equity Committee Meeting on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. The meeting will be held via conference call. Members may dial in at (602) 580-9202 access code 3401041.

Do you have a speaker that aligns with our mission statement? Please send your ideas to Regina Jackson.

In solidarity,
Regina M. Jackson
Education and Equity Committee Chairwoman

CWA LOCAL 1033 BY-LAWS

CWA Local 1033 By-Laws. Adopted by the Membership – January 30, 2020

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General Membership Meeting – January 28, 2021

Register now for the CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – January 28, 2021 held virtually via Zoom. Meeting starts at 5:15 PM.

All Members must pre-register to participate in this meeting. Registration deadline is 2:00 PM on January 28, 2021. Once your membership status has been manually verified, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join the meeting. Please do not delay, members who register after the deadline may not be admitted.

This meeting is for users with a Zoom account. New to Zoom? Sign up free.


CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting

Date:
Jan. 28, 2021

Time:
5:15 PM

CWA Local 1033 Final Certification of Election

The CWA Local 1033 Elections Committee announces the Final Certification of Election of the 2020 Elections of Officers. We extend our thanks and best wishes to all who participated in the 2020 election process.  Let us now work together for the betterment of CWA Local 1033 and all the workers whom our Union represents.

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Join Us! Phone Bank for the Georgia Run-Off

In a few short days we will know the results of the Georgia Run-Off. Will our country suffer through another term of Mitch McConnell and the destruction of working families, or will we be saved by the election of Ossoff and Warnock? This race is too close to call but right now we think we are WINNING but we MUST get out EVERY possible vote. On December 29, we will hold our LAST phone bank to Georgia. Join us!

Sign up: https://www.mobilize.us/cwad1/event/363893/

CWA local 1033 Education and Equity Committee presents: Black History Not Taught In School

The CWA Local 1033 Education and Equity Committee presents: Black History Not Taught In School – understanding where Black people have come from and why we are where we are today.

A Zoom event with Rev. Rupert A. Hall, Jr., JD

December 8, 2020 at 6PM – FREE EVENT – REGISTER NOW!

Do you have an idea or speaker for our next Education and Equity Committee event? Please contact Regina M. Jackson.

Nomination Petition Results for CWA Local 1033 Election of Officers

The CWA Local 1033 Elections Committee announces the Certification of Candidates from the online petitions for the CWA Local 1033 Officers 2020 election.

Updated 11/09/2020:
Click here to view the 2020 Nomination Petition results for CWA LOCAL 1033 2020 ELECTION of OFFICERS 

Sharon Goddett, Chair

Jeanette Heads, Co-Chair

Christopher Parker

Kim Wilford

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State Health Benefits Plan Year 2021 Open Enrollment

CWA Local 1033 Final Certification of Election

Annual Health Benefits Plan Open Enrollment will be different this year as it has adjusted to COVID-19 times. 
It will be all virtual with some differences in how to enroll in a different plan or add a dependent between state and local government workers.  The open enrollment will start on October 1 (Thursday) and end October 31 and plan changes will be effective on 1/1/21.

Here’s a rundown:


State Workers


State workers will able to enroll in a different plan or add a dependent through a new on-line application called Benefitsolver.  There will be no paper forms to complete and process and state workers will not need to go through their Human Resource offices to make changes.

The Benefitsolver Open Enrollment Flyer explains how members can login and start their enrollment.  The MyChoice Mobile App flyer explains how members can access health plan information whenever they need it.


We recommend that state workers stay with CWA Unity/NJ Direct (same plan different name) or the Omnia tiered network plan.  The Horizon HMO is both more expensive and has a restricted network.
Omnia is significantly less expensive (25%) than CWA Unity/NJ Direct, has the same coverage of benefits, and provides a cash incentive to join but Omnia can entail significant out-of-pocket expenses if you go to a tier two provider.  There is no out-of-network coverage for Omnia.  Omnia can be an attractive option if the tier one providers meet your needs.  Members considering Omnia should review the tier one providers.

Medicare Retirees


The Benefitsolver app will be rolled out for Medicare retirees on March 1, 2021.


 If you have questions regarding your benefits, please see your employer or call the NJDPB Office of Client Services at 609-292-7524. If you have trouble accessing the Benefitsolver website, please see your human resources representative. 


Direct Primary Care

Membership to Direct Primary Care Doctor’s Office Included in N.J. SHBP/SEHBP Benefits at no additional cost

The New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) offer employees and their covered dependents the opportunity to join a Direct Primary Care doctor’s office at no additional cost. This is available as part of the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield plans and does not require any changes to your health insurance. Simply choose a Direct Primary Care doctor from Paladina Health or R-Health and get unlimited access to personalized care with no copays, when and where it’s convenient for you. Direct Primary Care doctors provide a full range of services including preventative, urgent, and sick care, health and wellness coaching, chronic disease management, and care coordination.

The Direct Primary Care program is available to employees and dependents covered under the following SHBP/SEHBP Plans:

  • Horizon NJ Direct plans
  • Horizon SHBP OMNIA plans
  • Horizon CWA Unity plans
  • Non-Medicare retirees

General Membership Meeting – October 14, 2020

Register now for the CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting – October 14, 2020 held virtually via Zoom. Meeting starts at 5:30 PM.

All Members must pre-register to participate in this meeting. Registration deadline is 2:00 PM on October 14, 2020. Once your membership status has been manually verified, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to join the meeting. Please do not delay, members who register after the deadline may not be admitted.

This meeting is for users with a Zoom account. New to Zoom? Sign up free.

Agenda will include:

Secretary’s Report: Review and Approval of the January 2020 General Membership Meeting Minutes;

Treasurer’s Report: Review and Approval of the Financial Reports; Review and Approval of the Local’s FY2021 Budget;

Presidents Report: Overview of Events; Swearing in new Shop Stewards

Committee Reports


CWA Local 1033 General Membership Meeting

Date:
Oct. 14, 2020

Time:
5:00 PM