NJ State Judiciary Members

NJ Judiciary Members in the AOC and Vicinages throughout the State

CWA Local 1036 has reached a Tentative Agreement for PNCR Unit members. If approved by CWA PNCR membership, this Tentative Agreement will take effect as our new contract. 

Read the Summary of Tentative Agreement [Adobe PDF]

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.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

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.

 

VOTING PROCESS

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. 

 

ANY QUESTIONS?

Call the Local at (609) 530-0060 OR EMAIL us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Local 1036 is holding several informational meetings about the Tentative Agreement, including explanation, Q&A, and discussion of voting procedures. 

 

Summary of the Tentative Agreement (PDF)

Download/View a Summary of the Tentative Agreement

The Summary of the TA describes the negotiated changes that will take effect if the TA is approved by membership. Please read this Summary carefully before voting. Bring your questions to worksite meetings this week and to the polling place on voting day in your building. 

 

Voting Information

Voting will be open Wednesday, April 25 through Monday, April 30. Trenton-area offices will have set voting days and times in the worksite. Field offices and members who request absentee ballots will be given specific instructions to cast their votes online. 

Full voting information and instructions will be posted on this website on Friday, April 20th, so check back for updates. 

Voting information will be discussed in worksite meetings on 4/19 through 4-24 (see below). 

 

Worksite Meeting Schedule

Below is the worksite meeting schedule to discuss contract ratification and the TA. 

 

DEP

Tuesday, April 24

401 E. State Street from 12pm to 4pm in Public Hearing Room, 1st floor

* Open to ALL DEP workers and Agriculture at Station Plaza

 

DOH

Thursday 4/19

DOH Main Bldg

11am - 12pm

 

 

Friday 4/20

135 E. State

12:30pm-1:30pm

 

Thursday 4/19

NJN Bldg

12:30pm - 1:30pm  

Friday 4/20

5 Commerce Way

4pm - 5pm

Thursday 4/19

PHEAL Labs

3pm - 4pm  

Monday 4/24

50 Cap, 6th fl

12:30pm-1:30pm
         

 

 

Spring 2018 Scholarships are now available for full union members. Local 1036 members are eligible to apply for ALL the scholarships opportunities below, regardless of your county of work or home. 

MASTER LIST of ALL Scholarships available

Applications:

Central Labor Council Scholarships

Since Local 1036 is a state-wide Local participating in all Central Labor Councils, members are eligible to apply to ALL of the CLC scholarships below: 

 

 

The State budget shutdown ended in the early morning hours of July 4th, allowing the state to resume normal operations on Wednesday, July 5. 

Assembly Speaker Prieto, Senate President Sweeney, and Governor Christie reached an agreement on compromise Horizon legislation and the Governor agreed not to veto any of the Democrats' budget priorities.

All state and judiciary employees are expected to report to work for normal business on Wednesday, July 5. 

Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators during the shutdown. More information will be coming in upcoming worksite meetings. 

On Monday, July 3rd, CWA will host a Tele Town Hall call at 11am to provide a comprehensive update and discussion. 

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Attention CWA Members:
 
We are reporting from the Assembly Chambers at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017. 
 
The State of New Jersey is shut down because the Legislature and Governor failed to reach a budget agreement. Essential employees will be told to report to work and everyone else will be locked out of work until this budget is passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. 
 
Representatives of CWA have been here at the State House at every Budget and General Session seeking to protect our members, our pensions, and State Services. 
 
We have been lobbying all day, every day, this week, along with many of our allies in labor, faith, and community groups. Unfortunately, Governor Christie is more interested in exacting final revenge on New Jersey than he is in negotiating a budget.

>> SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UNION INFO BULLETINS DURING A SHUTDOWN

 

 

What should you do?

 
Call these Legislators* who are blocking the passage of a balanced budget. Tell them that a “no” vote or an “abstain” vote is the same as voting “yes” to a shutdown. This is unacceptable.
 
See below for Legislators we need to contact.

 

Due to the ongoing budget deadlock at the statehouse, New Jersey may be facing a state shutdown if a balanced budget isn’t passed by midnight on Friday, June 30.  Negotiations are ongoing, and CWA continues to urge our lawmakers not to disrupt vital public services. 

 

While a State Government shutdown is by no means certain, we are preparing for the possibility to make sure that all of our rights are protected in the event that it does happen. We will continue to advocate on behalf of our members, and will make sure to keep you informed as this situation develops.  In the meantime, here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions we have heard so far.

 

>> SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UNION INFO BULLETINS DURING A SHUTDOWN

 

What does a “shutdown” mean? 

 

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Click here to Sign Up for one of these locations:

 

Atlantic County: Office of Vince Mazzeo, 507 Tilton Rd, Northfield
Bergen County: Office of Gordon Johnson, 545 Cedar Lane, Teaneck
Burlington County: Office of Herb Conaway, 8008 Rt 130 N, Building C, Delran; Office of Troy Singleton, 400 N Church St, Moorestown
Camden: Office of Lou Greenwald and Pam Lampitt, 1101 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees
Cumberland/Cape May: Office of Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land, 219 High St, Millville
Essex: Office of Eliana Pintor Marin, 263 Lafayette St, Newark
Gloucester: Office of Steve Sweeney, 935 Kings Highway, West Deptford
Middlesex: Office of Craig Coughlin, 569 Rahway Ave, Woodbridge
Monmouth: Office of Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, 35 West Main St, Freehold
Union: Office of Jerry Green, 200 W 2nd St, Plainfield

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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