Dear CWA Members,

WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR  A CONTRACT for State Workers (Executive Branch).

We reached an agreement on a July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2019 contract with the Murphy Administration that addresses all retroactive increments, clothing allowance and two across the board increases of 2% and 2%. 

We will meet with Shop Stewards and get you the details of the Agreement this week. We will be announcing voting details and dates soon through our shop stewards and worksite broadcasts. You will be able to see everything in writing before the ratification vote.  

We achieved our goals.  The contract improves on the pattern set by other settlements and sets a foundation for our next contract.  We bargained to receive all of our increments retroactively and raises for workers at max. 

There are no concessions in this tentative agreement.  We protected the Contract. 

We also know we waited a long time to reach this agreement and we have new issues to bargain for the next one. We will begin bargaining the next contract a year in advance, and have bargaining dates for the next round already scheduled in May 2018.

Your Bargaining Team unanimously supports this Agreement. 

When we fight - we win!


In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team

Dennis Trainor, Vice President

Hetty Rosenstein, NJ Director

John Rose, President CWA Local 1031

Patrick Kavanagh, President CWA Local 1032

Gaye Palmer, President CWA Local 1033

Adam Liebtag, President CWA Local 1036

Ken McNamara, President CWA Local 1037

Shawn Ludwig, President, CWA Local 1038

Gladys Finnigan, Temporary Administrator, CWA Local 1039

Carolyn Wade, President, CWA Local 1040

For a PDF version of this announcement, click here. 

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)

NJ Judiciary Members

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