On Monday, 11/16/15, our fight to protect workers at the Department of Children and Families took a great leap forward with Assembly committee unanimously approving Leah's Law. The legislation now heads to a Senate committee... read more
Not So Fast DCF
Last week, the Christie administration put out a notice that it had negotiated a deal with the federal court monitor supervising the Department of Children and Families child welfare reform. Gov. Chris Christie and DCF Commissioner Allison Blake claim the deal gave them an exit plan to get out from court supervision. However, the state still isn't ready for court supervision to end... read more
NJ Executive Branch October Bargaining Report
As you have heard before, the Bargaining Committee decided that since the Administration failed to notify us of its intent to bargain, we are maintaining our position that the Contract has not expired, but rather, as the Contract language clearly states... read more
General Memebership Meeting
Dear Members, please be reminded that there is a general membership meeting on 10/14/15 from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm at our local office located on 15 W. Front St. Trenton, NJ 08608.
Statement from CWA to all DCF workers on Safety
On 10/7/2015 calls were made to DCF making death threats directed at several DCF offices. CWA is not satisfied with the management response to these threats: Management responded by having the Local police check on the four offices were the calls were made. That is not sufficient. Sick individuals threatening 4 offices could easily have... read more
Position of the Union side of the State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee on Tiered Network Plans being developed by Horizon and AETNA
Every year, the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) Design Committee reviews the plans that are offered to the hundreds of thousands of participants. This year, the Union side of the Plan Design Committee... read more
Member Poll: Who Should CWA Endorse for U.S. President?
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Collective Bargaining with State Workers and Verizon Workers Our legal fights to protect the pension, increments and for the Christie Administration to uphold civil service laws. Our latest appeal to the United States Supreme Court... read more
General Membership Meeting
Dear 1038 Members, Please be reminded that we will be having a General Membership Meeting at the Pennsauken Country Club on Sept. 16th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm... read more
State Worker Bargaining Update
Our last update was 7/1/2015 and it has been an eventful summer (although not at the bargaining table itself.) The last update explained that the Christie Administration has refused to pay our increments or Clothing Allowance after “expiration” of the 7-1-2011 through 6-30-2015 Contract... read more
CWA Appeals to U.S. Supreme Court on Pension Funding
CWA along with NJEA, PFANJ, IFPTE, PBA, FOP, AFT and others has filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court to appeal the June decision by the NJ Supreme Court in the pension funding case. Below you will find the full text of the petition... read more
Letter To DCF Workers About Safety
On July 15, 2015, two Salem County workers were seriously assaulted while trying to affect a removal. Although we believe that they are okay and will make a full recovery, make no mistake about this: these workers could have been killed... read more