PNCR All-Members Conference Call TONIGHT!
Monday, June 18 at 7pm
PNCR Memorandum of Agreement Materials
Communications Workers of America
PNCR Memorandum of Agreement Materials
We thank every member who voted. We thank every Steward who helped inform members about the agreement, helped members with voting, and brought new members into the Union. And we thank every member in advance for staying strong during negotiations.
Note: Voting is only for PNCR Unit members at this time. JCAU negotiations are still underway and JCAU voting will be a separate procedure. Information for JCAU will be sent separately.
The Tentative Agreement for a new PNCR Contract covers July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020. Local 1036 Members will vote in person at your work site or by absentee ballot online. The Local-wide voting period starts at 9:00AM on Wednesday, June 20. Voting closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, June 28. Results will be announced on Friday, June 29.
EXPLANATION OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BY TELE-CONFERENCE
June 18th at 7pm Dial-In Number: 888-409-5380
We encourage you to read the Summary of the Tentative Agreement before voting.
The Tentative Agreement restores and protects annual progression increases retroactive to 7/1/2016, provides for across-the-board percentage raises in both 2018 and 2019, bonuses for members who have been at maximum 2 for three years, and other benefits. It also provides retroactive compensation for eligible employees and retirees. We ask all members to exercise their right to vote on this contract.
The Tentative Agreement must be ratified by members. Non-members are receiving a different message encouraging them to join the Union, but they will not receive the Summary of the Tentative Agreement and they CANNOT vote unless they complete and membership card and join the Union before June 28.
There are 3 Ways to Vote:
1. Work Site Voting – AOC and certain Vicinages (see schedule below).
2. Online Voting – Certain Vicinages will be sent online ballots to your work email addresses (see below). Online ballots will be sent out starting June 15. Check your work email.
3. Absentee Ballot – if you cannot vote in your work site, you can request an absentee email ballot by calling Local 1036 at (609) 530-0060. You must CALL to request an absentee email ballot. Absentee ballots will be sent out starting June 15, and within 24 hours during the voting period.
All voting – both in person and online - is confidential.
1. WORK SITE VOTING
If you are unable to vote at your site and still want to vote in person, you can vote at any location below that is convenient for you. Or you can request an email ballot to be sent to you.
June 20 11AM – 2PM Ocean Vicinage, Toms River
June 21 11AM – 2PM Atlantic City Court House, Atlantic City
June 22 11AM – 2PM Cumberland County Court House, Bridgeton
June 25 9AM – 5PM Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton
June 26 11AM – 2PM Middlesex Court House, New Brunswick
June 28 9AM – 5PM Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton
June 28 11AM – 2PM Burlington County Court House, Mount Holly
June 28 11AM – 2PM Bergen County Court House, Hackensack
2. ONLINE VOTING
Members in Vicinages other than the above, and statewide AOC programs, will receive a separate email message to your work email address with voting information and a unique ID number so you can vote through a secure website.
If you have any questions, please talk to your Steward or contact the Local at (609) 530-0060.
Members with online ballots can vote online any time 24/7 between 9:00am Wednesday June 20 through 5:00pm Thursday June 28.
3. ABSENTEE VOTING
At any time, if you cannot vote in person at your work location or you need an absentee ballot for work or personal reasons, YOU MUST CALL THE LOCAL TO OBTAIN ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION. Call (609) 530-0060.
You MUST provide an email address (work or personal) in order to vote absentee. We will confirm your membership and send you a link to vote by absentee ballot.
Absentee ballots will be available any time during the voting period.
Members can use these salary charts to look up your salary, map out retroactive pay, and chart your salary after increases in 2017 and 2018.
Members can look up the cost of their health insurance plan and calculate their chapter 78 employee contributions based on salary.
This is a huge victory for CWA members who worked three long years to secure a better contract, enforce our prior contract language, and reach a fair agreement with the State.
Contract implementation and payroll issues will be discussed in the coming weeks at work site meetings and membership updates.
We thank every member who voted. We thank every Steward who helped inform members, worked at the polling locations, and brought new members into the Union. And we thank every member in advance for staying strong and staying motivated as we prepare for bargaining the next contract.
Attend worksite meetings for your unit. Other unit meetings are scheduled separately, so check with your Steward or Staff Representative for details.
NEW POLICIES EFFECTIVE 2017
Critical Illness* - Pays benefits for Cancer, Stroke, Heart Attack, End Stage Renal failure and more, $75 annual wellness per covered person and more. Spouse as well as dependent coverage is available. Guaranteed renewable for life.
Accident Indemnity* - Plan covers any type of accident, 24 hours a day, on or off the job. Coverage includes hospital coverage, physical therapy, follow-up treatments, $60 annual wellness and more. Spouse as well as dependent coverage is available. Guaranteed renewable for life.
Hospital Indemnity* - Plan pays $1000 for initial hospitalization. Coverage includes outpatient surgery, major diagnostic, rehab, etc. Spouse as well as dependent coverage is available. Guaranteed renewable for life.
AFLAC is NOT Health Insurance. AFLAC pays CASH directly to you and your family. All plans are compatible with major medical as well as other coverage you may have. All plans are 100% voluntary, supplemental, and portable.