CWA New Jersey

CWA New Jersey CWA NJ represents over 70,000 workers & we use the CWA Triangle as our model for building power & representing the interests of all our working families.

CWA New Jersey includes over 30 chartered local unions and is led by our Area Director Hetty Rosenstein. CWA New Jersey is part of CWA District 1, which includes New York, New Jersey and New England and is led by District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor. Our President is Chris Shelton, and we use "the triple threat," the CWA Triangle, as our model for building power & representing the interests of all our working & retired members & their families.

CWA New Jersey includes over 30 chartered local unions and is led by our Area Director Hetty Rosenstein. CWA New Jersey is part of CWA District 1, which includes New York, New Jersey and New England and is led by District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor. Our President is Chris Shelton, and we use "the triple threat," the CWA Triangle, as our model for building power & representing the interests of all our working & retired members & their families.

Operating as usual

"This is our union, organizing together for a common goal and winning results." CWA members share why they're proud to b...
09/14/2021

"This is our union, organizing together for a common goal and winning results."

CWA members share why they're proud to be #CWAStrong! 💪 If someone encourages you to drop your union membership, don’t be fooled. They want to weaken us so they can chip away at our rights. Tell them you’re sticking with your union!

"This is our union, organizing together for a common goal and winning results."

CWA members share why they're proud to be #CWAStrong! 💪 If someone encourages you to drop your union membership, don’t be fooled. They want to weaken us so they can chip away at our rights. Tell them you’re sticking with your union!

09/11/2021

With respect and sorrow, we post this list of our CWA brothers and sisters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Wishing everyone a safe & happy Labor Day! Thank you for all that you do today and every day to keep New Jersey going st...
09/06/2021

Wishing everyone a safe & happy Labor Day! Thank you for all that you do today and every day to keep New Jersey going strong ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻

Wishing everyone a safe & happy Labor Day! Thank you for all that you do today and every day to keep New Jersey going strong ✊🏿✊🏽✊🏻

09/05/2021
in case you missed it! CWA Local 1037 members rallied with 32BJ SEIU, AFSCME, Rutgers AAUP-AFT, and others at the office...
09/03/2021
Local 1037 Members Urge New Jersey Congressman to Build Back Better

in case you missed it! CWA Local 1037 members rallied with 32BJ SEIU, AFSCME, Rutgers AAUP-AFT, and others at the office of Rep Josh Gottheimer to urge him to support the Build Back Better plan. 💪 The Build Back Better Plan would provide long-awaited investments in working families, education, healthcare, and climate.

On Tuesday, August 24th, CWA Local 1037 joined several other unions and community groups for a rally at Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s office in New Jersey to urge him to support the Build Back Better plan.

"At a time when many New Jersey families are struggling — with the pandemic again getting worse with the delta variant, ...
09/02/2021
Gottheimer must stand with N.J. and pass Biden’s budget bill | Opinion

"At a time when many New Jersey families are struggling — with the pandemic again getting worse with the delta variant, and crises of racial injustice, inadequate access to health care, and worsening climate disasters like Superstorm Sandy, we need bold action now that invests in a vibrant economy and future, creating millions of good, union jobs in the process."

Our congressman should be backing the passage of President Biden's more ambitious $3.5 trillion budget bill before backing the smaller bipartisan bill.

Stay safe out there today, everyone!
09/02/2021

Stay safe out there today, everyone!

Stay safe out there today, everyone!

Hurricane Henri is expected to make landfall today, with many of our members either in its path or in danger of flooding...
08/22/2021

Hurricane Henri is expected to make landfall today, with many of our members either in its path or in danger of flooding nearby. Please take care over the next several days as the storm passes, especially if you're out on the job! Stay safe, everyone!

Hurricane Henri is expected to make landfall today, with many of our members either in its path or in danger of flooding nearby. Please take care over the next several days as the storm passes, especially if you're out on the job! Stay safe, everyone!

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of CWA LOCAL 1103 Chief Steward Gerry Horgan. Gerry was killed on the pick...
08/15/2021

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of CWA LOCAL 1103 Chief Steward Gerry Horgan. Gerry was killed on the picket line during the strike against the NYNEX Corporation in 1989, hit while on the picket line by a car driven by a scab worker.

At his funeral, a line of thousands of CWA members wearing red stretched for more than a mile along the route to the church. Since then, we wear read on Thursdays to honor Gerry's memory and to show that we are united in the fight for justice for all working people! ❤️

Today marks the 32nd anniversary of the death of CWA LOCAL 1103 Chief Steward Gerry Horgan. Gerry was killed on the picket line during the strike against the NYNEX Corporation in 1989, hit while on the picket line by a car driven by a scab worker.

At his funeral, a line of thousands of CWA members wearing red stretched for more than a mile along the route to the church. Since then, we wear read on Thursdays to honor Gerry's memory and to show that we are united in the fight for justice for all working people! ❤️

Photos from CWA Local 1037's post
08/12/2021

Photos from CWA Local 1037's post

It's another hot one today, with heat indexes going up to 109! 🥵 If you're working outside today, please stay safe, stay...
08/12/2021

It's another hot one today, with heat indexes going up to 109! 🥵 If you're working outside today, please stay safe, stay cool, and make sure you know the signs of heat-related illnesses.

It's another hot one today, with heat indexes going up to 109! 🥵 If you're working outside today, please stay safe, stay cool, and make sure you know the signs of heat-related illnesses.

07/08/2021
The PRO Act Builds Worker Power

We can all agree we need to build worker power if we want to take on the big corporations and CEOs. And the PRO Act will do just that by making it easier to organize, bargain and strike. It’s time to pass the PRO Act. Go to CWA.org/PROAct to learn more.

Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend! 🎉
07/04/2021

Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend! 🎉

Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend! 🎉

07/01/2021

Action in Newark this afternoon! CWA Local 1037 members rallied to support childcare workers from La Casa De Don Pedro who have organized a union! 💪

For all of our members outside on the job over the next few days, please stay cool, stay hydrated, stay SAFE. And thank ...
06/28/2021

For all of our members outside on the job over the next few days, please stay cool, stay hydrated, stay SAFE. And thank you for all that you do through good weather and bad to keep our communities going!

For all of our members outside on the job over the next few days, please stay cool, stay hydrated, stay SAFE. And thank you for all that you do through good weather and bad to keep our communities going!

Timeline Photos
06/20/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Father's Day!

Today, June 19, marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, marking t...
06/19/2021

Today, June 19, marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, marking the freeing of the last enslaved Black people in the United States. Juneteenth is both a celebration and a reminder that none of us is free until all of us are free, and we must continue the fight for justice. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏼

Today, June 19, marks the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth, otherwise known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, marking the freeing of the last enslaved Black people in the United States. Juneteenth is both a celebration and a reminder that none of us is free until all of us are free, and we must continue the fight for justice. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏼

Action Alert! 🚨  The Responsible Collective Negotiations Act (S3810/A5862) would strengthen our bargaining rights, and m...
06/16/2021
Tell Your Legislators to Vote YES on the Responsible Collective Negotiations Act (S-3810/A-5862)

Action Alert! 🚨 The Responsible Collective Negotiations Act (S3810/A5862) would strengthen our bargaining rights, and more. This could be huge for workers in New Jersey - but only if we make sure that it gets passed. Take 2 minutes right now to call your New Jersey State legislators to tell them: YES on the Responsible Collective Negotiations Act! 👇

Tell your elected leaders to vote yes on the Responsible Collective Negotiations Act.

Great work organizing CWA Local 1088 members and officers!   When we build our union, have organizing conversations with...
06/10/2021
New Jersey Welfare Workers Sound the Alarm on Safety

Great work organizing CWA Local 1088 members and officers! When we build our union, have organizing conversations with every member, reach out to the community, and mobilize every member to participate-- from petitions to pickets to every member's car alarm going off at the same time, we win!

Welfare workers in Ocean County, New Jersey, won their best contract in years by taking a stand for Covid safety. “After months of working in fear, and with Covid back on the rise, we decided that enough was enough,” human services specialist and Local 1088 steward Jessica Coffin told fellow mem...

Have you made your plan to vote today? If you're voting in person, polls are open until 8pm!
06/08/2021

Have you made your plan to vote today? If you're voting in person, polls are open until 8pm!

Have you made your plan to vote today? If you're voting in person, polls are open until 8pm!

06/08/2021

It's Election Day in NJ! Have you made your plan to vote??🗳

No one rallies better than New Jersey rallies! CWAers teamed up on Saturday with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East...
06/07/2021

No one rallies better than New Jersey rallies! CWAers teamed up on Saturday with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, Make the Road Action New Jersey, BlueWaveNJ, HPAE - Health Professionals & Allied Employees, and New Jersey Citizen Action to talk to voters about three great candidates (and get our groove on):
✅ Valerie Vainieri Huttle for State Senate
✅ Gervonn Romney Rice for Assembly
✅ Lauren Kohn Dayton for Assembly

Primary Election Day is TOMORROW! 🗳

06/03/2021
Janelle Blackmon on Conversations About Your Life

Hey NJ State Workers, have you had the conversation about what type of healthcare you want to receive in a medical emergency? Hear from our own Jenelle Blackmon about the importance of understanding the health services available to you in the State Health Benefits Plan.

Timeline Photos
06/01/2021

Timeline Photos

05/31/2021
Timeline Photos
05/09/2021

Timeline Photos

Happy Mother's Day from CWA!

It's #NationalNursesDay! Shout out to all of our nurses and other healthcare workers who always go above and beyond to c...
05/06/2021

It's #NationalNursesDay! Shout out to all of our nurses and other healthcare workers who always go above and beyond to care for patients, keep our communities healthy, and fight to make our healthcare centers safer for all ❤️

It's #NationalNursesDay! Shout out to all of our nurses and other healthcare workers who always go above and beyond to care for patients, keep our communities healthy, and fight to make our healthcare centers safer for all ❤️

Tomorrow! We're taking a deep dive into recent labor history and how the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will...
05/05/2021

Tomorrow! We're taking a deep dive into recent labor history and how the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will help us fight back against attacks on our rights - join us for a 1-hour webinar at 6pm: https://www.mobilize.us/cwad1/event/384403/

Tomorrow! We're taking a deep dive into recent labor history and how the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act will help us fight back against attacks on our rights - join us for a 1-hour webinar at 6pm: https://www.mobilize.us/cwad1/event/384403/

Have you heard about the Protecting the Right to Organize Act? Also known as the PRO Act - it's the most comprehensive p...
04/29/2021
CWA District 1 Webinar: The PRO Act · CWA District 1

Have you heard about the Protecting the Right to Organize Act? Also known as the PRO Act - it's the most comprehensive piece of legislation to protect workers and strengthen unions in decades, and we're fighting to get it passed in Congress. 💪 Join us on Thursday, May 6th to learn more about the PRO Act and how you can get involved!

The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is historic legislation that will help put power in the hands of workers and reverse decades of legislation meant to crush unions. The House of Representatives has already overwhelmingly passed the PRO Act, and now we're working to make sure that the Se...

04/29/2021
On Workers Memorial Day we remember workers killed or injured on the job, including those we've lose during the ongoing ...
04/28/2021

On Workers Memorial Day we remember workers killed or injured on the job, including those we've lose during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Help us build worker power in order to fight for strong safety and health protections by asking your Senators to make passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act a priority: http://cwa.org/proactletter

On Workers Memorial Day we remember workers killed or injured on the job, including those we've lose during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Help us build worker power in order to fight for strong safety and health protections by asking your Senators to make passing the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act a priority: http://cwa.org/proactletter

04/08/2021
Why CWA President Chris Shelton Got His COVID-19 Vaccination

As vaccine availability increases across the country, thousands of CWA members and retirees are getting vaccinated, including CWA President Chris Shelton. Check out his video then visit cwa.org/covid to learn more about the vaccine.

CWA NJ Health and Safety training today with nearly 200 workplace H&S committee members.  We train together, then we go ...
04/01/2021

CWA NJ Health and Safety training today with nearly 200 workplace H&S committee members. We train together, then we go out and build a more powerful union in every CWA worksite! Thank you Hetty Rosenstein, our retiring NJ Area Director, for your courageous and strategic vision and leadership!!

CWA NJ Health and Safety training today with nearly 200 workplace H&S committee members. We train together, then we go out and build a more powerful union in every CWA worksite! Thank you Hetty Rosenstein, our retiring NJ Area Director, for your courageous and strategic vision and leadership!!

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Trenton, NJ
08608

General information

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) New Jersey includes over 30 chartered local unions and represents more than 70,000 working families in New Jersey, including more than 40,000 state workers, 15,000 county and local government workers, and thousands of workers in the telecommunications and direct-care industries. Among the employers of CWA NJ members are the State of New Jersey, Verizon, AT&T and various county and municipal government agencies. CWA New Jersey includes over 30 chartered local unions and is led by our President Chris Shelton and Area Director Hetty Rosenstein. We use "the triple threat," the CWA Triangle, as our model for building power & representing the interests of all our working & retired members & their families. CWA New Jersey is part of CWA District 1, which includes New York, New Jersey and New England and is led by District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor. CWA is affiliated at the national, state and local level with the American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(609) 278-6588

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Attention CWA Healthcare Retirees. If you want to volunteer, here’s the place.
Good morning! I’m looking for a copy of the latest contract for L&PS. Can someone point me in the right direction to get the books? Do I request from the job or my shop steward? Let me know. Thanks
Remember Pat Cushing. She died 9/11/01 on flight Boeing 757. A retired Verizon employee of 20 years.
Please share with your network and post as soon as possible. Attention NJ State and School Employees: As of September 1, 2019, the Horizon NJ Direct Insurance plan no longer includes Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and possibly their affiliations This abrupt change to our benefits means that any employee using their NJ Direct insurance for their children will likely be subject to high deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses if they continue to use the huge network of CHOP providers and services. These are now OUT OF NETWORK providers. This potentially and, likely, will cost NJ State and School Employees thousands for services that were fully covered IN-NETWORK before September 1. A co-pay that was previously $10 could now be hundreds for routine annual and well visits. A catastrophic illness or emergency would likely be thousands. This sudden action is a result of Horizon not negotiating a contract with CHOP. This means that all families under the NJ Direct plan could be saddled with added, unforeseen costs that could be thousands and thousands when the extensive CHOP network is used. Worse, the yearly out-of-pocket maximums (5,000 for our family) will repeat again January 1, 2020 if we choose to continue to use our CHOP doctors and facilities. When we choose our health coverage for 2019, we made sure to choose a plan that covers our needs. This abrupt removal of these services is neither sustainable or fair now that we are near the year end. If we were going to lose our benefits for the last third of the year, we would have chosen a much less expensive plan monthly. Please share this information with your co-workers and contact your unions to resolve this removal of benefits for our families.
What have people heard about this?
So much for no changes to our medical. My co pays doubled! Thanks for screwing us
So when were we going to be notified that the prescription plan changes???? Apparently they changed as of 7/6. CWA is now the plan administrator for our benefits. Don’t you think you have a responsibility to inform us. When the Union reps were out to the offices to go over the health insurance , I specifically asked about prescription coverage and was told there are no changes. Well I guess you were wrong CWA!
Hmmm 2017. So we flip flopped in less than 2 years
#FixTheUnfairness
Maybe we should hold the state senators who keep voting Sweeney as Senate President accountable? Just a thought.
DCA is voting on this contract TODAY!