About LOCAL 1036

Adam Liebtag President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lauren Young Boukema Executive Vice President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Holmes Treasurer Judiciary
Hita Shah Secretary NJ Dept of Health 
David Harris Vice President, NJ State Professionals ("P") NJ DEP
Michelle Smith Vice President, NJ State Primary Level Supervisors ("R") NJ Dept of Health
Michael Justiniano Vice President, NJ State Higher Level Supervisors ("S") NJ DEP 
Chris Squazzo Vice President, NJ Department of Environmental Protection NJ DEP 
Ayemaung Maung Vice President, NJ Dept of Health and NJ Dept of Agriculture NJ Dept of Health
George Glashoff Vice President, Local Government units Hunterdon County 
Billie Scelza Vice President, Local Government units Burlington County
Cece Weber Vice President, NJ Judiciary JCAU Unit Judiciary 
Stephen Gaissert Vice President, NJ Judiciary PNCR Unit Judiciary
Theresa Gonzales Vice President, At Large NJ Dept of Human Services
Christine Benson President of Local 1036 Retirees Chapter Retirees, 1036-R

Staff Directory

emailAdam LiebtagLocal President
emailLauren Young BoukemaExecutive Vice President
emailTsi'Ann BrownOrganizer
emailBrian Dilks BrotmanLead Staff Representative
emailMichele LiebtagPolitical & Education Director
emailSteven ManicastriStaff Representative
emailBillie ScelzaStaff Representative

Office Locations

Main Office

home1 Lower Ferry Road, West Trenton NJ 08628
phone(609) 530-0060
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Burlington County Office

home26 High Street, Mount Holly NJ 08060
phone(609) 267-1640
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Hunterdon County Office

home123 Main Street, Flemington NJ 08822
phone(609) 530-0060
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Local committees enhance democratic membership input and participation. 

Committees are comprised of volunteers from shop stewards training, worksite meetings, and direct contact with the Local. Committees are appointed by the Executive Board. 


If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact the Local at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Civil Rights and Equity Committee

The Civil Rights and Equity Committee (CREC) works to enhance diversity within the Local, the Union, and in the workplace, to foster education and mutual acceptance of the varying backgrounds, skills, and concerns of CWA membership, and to ensure compliance with the CWA National equity policy.

Community Services Committee

The Community Services Committee identifies charitable and community services causes, projects, and opportunities for the Local and its members to make a positive difference. This Committee will direct the charitable work of the Local and build connections with the communities where our members live and work.

Education Committee

The Education Committee promotes the educational programs and opportunities within Local 1036. Examples of the Committee's focus include developing and promoting training for shop stewards, promoting both internal and external scholarship opportunities for members and their children, and  doing educational outreach to the public about our members, our union, and the public services our members provide.

Legislative-Political Action Committee

The Legislative-Political Action Committee is a member-driven committee that reviews and recommends endorsement of candidates for elected office, helps directs Local 1036's political campaign support, and works in every aspect of the Local's political and legislative program.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee works with Local staff to develop and enhance our internal organizing, creating new full members in every workplace and enabling our existing members to be more active in the Local and in the workplace.With representatives from a cross-section of state, judiciary, and county members, we have a blended committee that reflects the diversity of our membership and brings a variety of experiences to the table.


The Women's Committee advances women's issues within the local and the labor movement in general.


The Veterans Committee will advocate for issues affecting union member veterans, and the issues where union interests and veterans' interests intersect.

Diverse Membership is Our Strength.

CWA LOCAL 1036 is a diverse local union of 7,800 members representing a range of public and private sector workers and their families. 

Regardless of your work environment or industry, Local 1036 can help you bring union protection to your workplace so you can advocate for better benefits and wages. 


Contact us for more information about organizing a union in your workplace.


Nationally, the Communications Workers of America represents over 500,000 union members across the country in the communications, media, healthcare and government sectors. 


Our membership includes blue collar workers, office workers, attorneys, scientists, health care and nursing home staff, social workers, 911 dispatchers, building inspectors, hazmat responders, and others. 

NJ State Executive Branch

NJ Dept of Agriculture

NJ Dept of Environmental Protection

NJ Dept of Health

NJ Dept of Human Services

NJ State Judiciary

Professional NonCase Related unit

JCAU Non-Supervisory unit

JCAU Supervisors unit

Private Sector Units

Aspen Hills and Buttonwood Behavioral

Cambridge Rehabilitation and Senior Living

Local Government units

Burlington County

Hunterdon County

Many municipal government units in Burlington, Mercer, Bergen, Cape May and Atlantic Counties

Certain County Prosecutor's Office

City of Newark, DE

Your Union Membership doesn't have to end with retirement.

You can - and must - stay active, informed, and involved in the Local's advocacy for its membership.

Your health benefits in retirement and your pension are defended by the Union after you leave employment. By joiing the Local 1036 Retirees Chapter, you will stay informed about the Union's activity and events. 

Dues are just $12 per year to join the Retirees Chapter.