The nominations period for Local 1036 Executive Board officer positions closed at 5pm on November 16, 2018. Nominating petitions that were submitted by this deadline were verified on November 19th and results are reported below: 

 

Any office with an uncontested position is deemed elected. The positions elected after close of the nomincations process are below: 

 

President Adam Liebtag
Executive Vice President Lauren Young Boukema
Treasurer Richard Holmes
Secretary Hita Shah
Vice President, DEP Chris Squazzo
Vice President, DOH and Agriculture Ayemaung Maung
Vice President, Judiciary JCAU Cece Weber
Vice President, Judiciary PNCR Stephen Gaissert
Vice President, Local Government George Glashoff
Vice President, Local Government Billie Scelza
Vice President, NJ State Higher Supervisors Unit ("S") Michael Justiniano
Vice President, NJ State Primary Level Supervisors Unit ("R") Michelle Smith
   

 

An election is required for the following positions. An election will be held in December.

Vice President, NJ State Professional Unit ("P")

David Harris

Fariva Azad

2 candidates certified, one  position

Vice President, At-Large

June Gazek Harris

Theresa Gonzales

2 candidates certified, 

one position

     

 

Statement from CWA President Chris Shelton
 
Today’s Supreme Court decision on the Janus v. AFSCME case marks a sad day for all working people. This decision continues a long campaign by corporate interests and right wing groups to restrict our ability to stand together. While these special interest groups might be celebrating their victory against workers’ freedom to join together in strong unions to speak up for themselves, their families, and their communities, union members will be using this as a rallying cry to fight back harder than ever before.
The right-wing attack on union fair share fees is all about making it more difficult for working people to defend themselves when corporations abuse their power. Today's decision is an attempt to further concentrate power in the hands of the wealthy few by taking away resources from working people who are represented by unions.

But there’s something happening here in America. We’ve seen it from CWA members as workers at Verizon, AT&T Mobility, Frontier Communications, and Momentive Performance Materials have gone on strike and won gains through strong collective bargaining. Our public worker membership is growing, even in states like Texas that prohibit collective bargaining for public employees. We’ve stood in solidarity with teachers and other public employees in many different states walking out and standing up to special interests – and winning.
 
Corporate special interest groups have been working for decades to strip away workers’ freedom to join together and negotiate for fair wages and benefits, and to improve our workplaces. They want to turn back the clock on achievements like Social Security, civil rights, wage and hour and safety laws, Medicare, and public education that unions fight every day to preserve.
Union members will show them that nothing can stand in the way of working people standing together. We call on elected officials at the local, state and national level to stand with working people and make it easier for them to join together in unions. 
 
Statement of NJ AFL-CIO
 
“Although not unexpected, today’s ruling is another blow to America’s middle class, seeking to deprive workers’ from having a voice at work through their unions. Taking away a union’s ability to properly represent its members and promoting a “free rider” system to weaken the American labor movement is just another example of corporate and far right interests rigging the economy against the rest of us.”
 
“However, America’s unions will rise to the challenge. Today’s ruling will motivate us to work harder, work smarter and fight back. Workers recognize that unions are the best way to improve pay, benefits and working conditions for the approximately 13 million members here in America. We will continue to fight on behalf of our members and all workers that have been betrayed by a political system in which the wealthy and corporations pull the strings of power at the detriment of America’s middle class workers.”

The Education Committee met on Thursday, May 17th and 1036R met on Wednesday, May 16th to select the recipients of the Local 1036 Continuing Education, High School Graduate and 1036R Retiree Chapter Memorial Scholarships.  The 2018 High School Graduate Scholarship recipient is Cole Lee, son of Judiciary member, Kathleen Kitson.  The 2018 Continuing Education and 1036R Retiree Chapter Memorial Scholarships recipient is Lukas Arnold, son of DEP member, AnnMarie Arnold.  Recipients and their families will be encouraged to attend our June 6th membership meeting at the Masonic Temple in Trenton for a formal presentation. 

 

The Committee is also happy to announce that our 2018 C. Jon Wineland & Virginia Wolf Union Building Awards and Peter D. Burkhalter Continuing Education Scholarship for Members applications are now available to members.  The submission deadline is Friday, August 24, 2018. 

 

Download the applications: 

 

The GMM scheduled for Wednesday April 18 is being postponed. 

Buriington County membership will meet on Wednesday, April 25. The location is Burlington County Library on Woodlane Road in Westampton. 

This meeting will be offered in two shifts, 4:30pm to 5:30pm and 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The meeting will cover the tentative agreement reached with Burlington County and ratification process. Please attend. 

Local General Membership Meetings are open to all full members in good standing from any bargaining unit. We conduct Local business like financial and committee reports, with full updates and discussion of hot-button issues like contract negotiations, legislative and political campaigns.

These meetings are in addition to the monthly unit meetings for large groups like Burlington and Hunterdon counties, or State worksite meetings.

See our Events page for a listing of other Local unit meetings and events.

All General Membership Meetings begin between by 5:30 p.m.


MARCH 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


APRIL 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Burlington County Library

5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton NJ


JUNE 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


 

 

The Local 1036 Education Committee announced and awarded the 2017 CWA Local 1036 HS Graduate, Continuing Education and 1036R Retirees Memorial Scholarships at the general membership meeting on Wednesday, June 14th. 

The recipient of the 2017 CWA Local 1036 High School Graduate Scholarship is Rachel Aragona.  Rachel is the daughter of Judiciary Shop Steward, Robert Aragona, and will be attending George Washington University and majoring in Civil Engineering. 

The recipient of the 2017 CWA Local 1036 Continuing Education AND 1036R Retiree Chapter Memorial Scholarships is Allison Brocco.  Allison is the daughter of Susan Brocco, who works at the State Department of Health.  Allison is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa. 

Rachel Aragona received a check for $1,000.00 and Allison Brocco received a check for $1,500.00 from the Local to help defray the cost of tuition. Congratulations to both Rachel and Allison (& their parents) and best wishes to the other applicants with  their academic endeavors!!

 

Local General Membership Meetings are open to all full members in good standing from any bargaining unit. We conduct Local business like financial and committee reports, with full updates and discussion of hot-button issues like contract negotiations, legislative and political campaigns.

These meetings are in addition to the monthly unit meetings for large groups like Burlington and Hunterdon counties, or State worksite meetings.

See our Events page for a listing of other Local unit meetings and events.

All General Membership Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.


MARCH 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


APRIL 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Burlington County Library

5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton NJ


JUNE 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


 

 

 

October 16, 2015

 

This is to advise you that nominations for the offices of President, Executive Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Board members are now being accepted local-wide.  Nominating petitions shall be available starting on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 9:00AM – 5:00PM at the Main office located at 1 Lower Ferry Road, West Trenton or by mail if requested.  No candidate shall submit a petition for more than one office.  The President and Executive Vice President are automatic delegates to the National Convention.  Completed petitions must be received by the Local office no later than Friday, November 13, 2015 at 5:00PM.  The petitions will be validated that evening and a drawing will take place after validation for positions on the ballot.  If you need additional information please contact Patti Tiernan at the office (609) 530-0060.

 

About CWA 1036

Communications Workers of America Local 1036 represents over 7,000 members and working families in both the public and private sector. Our members excel in a variety of careers working for the State of NJ, the NJ Judiciary, county and municipal government, and the health care industry: blue collar, professionals, administrative, attorneys, scientists, 911 dispatchers, librarians, engineers, nursing home workers, environmental professionals, doctors, and more.

NJ State Contracts

Executive Branch Units
(7/1/2011 - 6/30/2015)


Judiciary Members
(7/1/2012-6/30/2016)

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