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

Victory for CWA Local 1037 members!
12/07/2021

Victory for CWA Local 1037 members!

Today in-home child care providers ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the State of New Jersey, increasing their wages by as much as 64%! This is an unprecedented increase for hardworking, committed and educated workers in a notoriously low-wage childcare industry. This victory will have positive impacts for the entire childcare industry in New Jersey and nationally.

This victory is the result of a decade of union and community organizing which fostered a movement of childcare workers in New Jersey who understand that working conditions in the industry have direct consequences for our families and our children’s early development.

This victory is an example of the vision NJ Communities United and CWA Local 1037 discussed in March of 2012 when we created this community labor partnership . We celebrate all of the wins contained in the new collective bargaining agreement, but let us acknowledge the long term victory: a movement led by Black workers, Latino/a workers and wokers of color who provide services for the most vulnerable working class communities in New Jersey. We have the power to demand and secure the resources our communities need and deserve.

We are humbled to work with this incredible group who led this movement and secured this victory!
#UnitedNJ #cwa1037 #wecan #betterbeginnings #ChildCareIsEssential #communitylaborpower

Happy Thanksgiving!!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Today a strong majority of workers at the Middlesex County Board of Social Services, members of CWA Local 1032, delivere...
11/18/2021

Today a strong majority of workers at the Middlesex County Board of Social Services, members of CWA Local 1032, delivered a petition to management signed by over 91% of the workers demanding a fair union contract. This is just the beginning. Power to the people!

11/17/2021

Hosting Thanksgiving? Make sure you buy union-made!

11/06/2021

Congratulations to our very own CWA 1037 Staff Representative Victoria Fisher on being re-elected to the Teaneck Board of Education, and to all of our CWA sisters and brothers elected to public office. 👏🎉

JUST IN! Governor Phil Murphy is projected to win re-election in New Jersey!! 🎉
11/04/2021
Phil Murphy prevails in close race in New Jersey, CNN projects

JUST IN! Governor Phil Murphy is projected to win re-election in New Jersey!! 🎉

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has become the first Democratic governor in more than four decades to win reelection in the Garden State, CNN projects Wednesday, narrowly surviving a closer-than-expected race that dragged well past Election Day.

Hey New Jersey, today's the day! It's our last day to vote in the 2021 Elections, so if you haven't cast your vote yet, ...
11/02/2021

Hey New Jersey, today's the day! It's our last day to vote in the 2021 Elections, so if you haven't cast your vote yet, make sure to get to your polling place by 8pm, or put your mail-in ballot in the mail so it's postmarked today!

Here's who we're endorsing: https://cwanj.org/new-jersey-general-election-2021/

Hey New Jersey, today's the day! It's our last day to vote in the 2021 Elections, so if you haven't cast your vote yet, make sure to get to your polling place by 8pm, or put your mail-in ballot in the mail so it's postmarked today!

Here's who we're endorsing: https://cwanj.org/new-jersey-general-election-2021/

10/31/2021

Back at it. CWA 1037 members getting out the vote for Phil Murphy in Essex today! #Vote

10/26/2021
10/25/2021

Stocking up for the trick-or-treaters? Make
sure your treats are #UnionMade! Find more here: aflcio.org/halloween

CWA Members, if you live in one of these counties, please join us this Wednesday 10/27 to cast your vote at one of these...
10/25/2021

CWA Members, if you live in one of these counties, please join us this Wednesday 10/27 to cast your vote at one of these early in-person voting locations. Please note: Mercer County is 3pm to 6pm. If you live in another county or can’t make it this Wednesday, the link below will provide you locations you can vote early in your own county through Sunday 10/31. For more info visit: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote-early-voting.shtml

CWA Members, if you live in one of these counties, please join us this Wednesday 10/27 to cast your vote at one of these early in-person voting locations. Please note: Mercer County is 3pm to 6pm. If you live in another county or can’t make it this Wednesday, the link below will provide you locations you can vote early in your own county through Sunday 10/31. For more info visit: https://www.nj.gov/state/elections/vote-early-voting.shtml

10/19/2021

Local 1088 Eboard at CWA National convention
2021 Zoom convention
#CWAStrong

Photos from CWA Local 1037's post
10/17/2021

Photos from CWA Local 1037's post

Shout out to all of our New Jersey CWAers who've stepped up to send text messages out to voters about the upcoming elect...
10/11/2021

Shout out to all of our New Jersey CWAers who've stepped up to send text messages out to voters about the upcoming election! Together we sent a whopping 30,000 text messages to CWA members to encourage them to vote for Governor Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor Shiela Oliver and the rest of our CWA-endorsed Candidates - including several of our own CWA members running for office!

WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!!!

Shout out to all of our New Jersey CWAers who've stepped up to send text messages out to voters about the upcoming election! Together we sent a whopping 30,000 text messages to CWA members to encourage them to vote for Governor Phil Murphy, Lt. Governor Shiela Oliver and the rest of our CWA-endorsed Candidates - including several of our own CWA members running for office!

WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN!!!

10/03/2021
"I won't allow special interest groups to divide us. We are the voice of the middle class."CWA members share why they're...
09/28/2021

"I won't allow special interest groups to divide us. We are the voice of the middle class."

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!

"I won't allow special interest groups to divide us. We are the voice of the middle class."

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!

Photos from CWA Local 1037's post
09/27/2021

Photos from CWA Local 1037's post

"We can use our collective power to hold management and politicians accountable."CWA members share why they're proud to ...
09/26/2021

"We can use our collective power to hold management and politicians accountable."

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!

"We can use our collective power to hold management and politicians accountable."

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!

"Mobilizing through our union is how we win dignity, security, and a stronger voice!"CWA members share why they're proud...
09/24/2021

"Mobilizing through our union is how we win dignity, security, and a stronger voice!"

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!

"Mobilizing through our union is how we win dignity, security, and a stronger voice!"

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!

CWA members in New Jersey are under attack by the rabidly anti-union "Freedom Foundation," attempting to get workers to ...
09/23/2021
CWA Shop Stewards in New Jersey Gear Up to Defeat Anti-Worker "Freedom Foundation

CWA members in New Jersey are under attack by the rabidly anti-union "Freedom Foundation," attempting to get workers to drop their membership in an attempt to weaken our union. But NJ CWAers are fighting back! Read more about our recent Show Stewards training and what we're doing to stay #CWAStrong! 💪

CWA members in New Jersey are fighting back against an assault by the anti-union, anti-worker, Freedom Foundation, which recently launched a 50-State campaign to destroy public sector unions. The Freedom Foundation’s New Jersey attack began in earnest last week when they sent mail to members’ ho...

"When our membership increases, it also increases our power in our worksites and at the bargaining table." CWA members s...
09/22/2021

"When our membership increases, it also increases our power in our worksites and at the bargaining table."

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!

"When our membership increases, it also increases our power in our worksites and at the bargaining table."

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!

City of Camden Department of Public Works employees gathered for a CWA 1014 worksite meeting to discuss upcoming contrac...
09/22/2021

City of Camden Department of Public Works employees gathered for a CWA 1014 worksite meeting to discuss upcoming contract negotiations as well as the attacks by the billionaire-funded Freedom Foundation today. These members are fired up and CWA Strong!

"I know it's the only way we can ensure our workplaces are safe and fair, and that we are treated with dignity and respe...
09/22/2021

"I know it's the only way we can ensure our workplaces are safe and fair, and that we are treated with dignity and respect for the work we do."

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!

"I know it's the only way we can ensure our workplaces are safe and fair, and that we are treated with dignity and respect for the work we do."

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!

Stewards in Local Government in New Jersey gathered tonight to gear up to defeat the billionaire-funded "Freedom Foundat...
09/21/2021

Stewards in Local Government in New Jersey gathered tonight to gear up to defeat the billionaire-funded "Freedom Foundation." This right-wing group has begun contacting CWA members in an attempt to convince them to drop their union membership. CWA Stewards in NJ committed to have conversations with coworkers in order to remain united so we can show the greedy union busters that we are CWA Strong! 💪

Stewards in Local Government in New Jersey gathered tonight to gear up to defeat the billionaire-funded "Freedom Foundation." This right-wing group has begun contacting CWA members in an attempt to convince them to drop their union membership. CWA Stewards in NJ committed to have conversations with coworkers in order to remain united so we can show the greedy union busters that we are CWA Strong! 💪

We had a huge CWA Shop Stewards training today with hundreds of stewards from across the state coming together to talk o...
09/17/2021

We had a huge CWA Shop Stewards training today with hundreds of stewards from across the state coming together to talk organizing and mobilization to keep New Jersey #CWAStrong! 💪

We had a huge CWA Shop Stewards training today with hundreds of stewards from across the state coming together to talk organizing and mobilization to keep New Jersey #CWAStrong! 💪

"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.

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102 S Warren St
Trenton, NJ
08608

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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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🚨🚨 Join us on Tuesday, June 1 at 6:00 PM for a virtual rally and phone bank for Valerie Vainieri Huttle for State Senate !! We'll be joined by our partners CWA New Jersey HPAE - Health Professionals & Allied Employees Make the Road Action New Jersey BlueWaveNJ 1199 SEIU New Jersey Let's get to work to elect these strong women advocates - for working families, worker protections, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community! Sign up👉http://bit.ly/Jun1Rally
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Attention CWA Healthcare Retirees. If you want to volunteer, here’s the place.
Important info on the ongoing Coronavirus developments for our New Jersey locals from CWA New Jersey, including some good information relevant to all of our members: "What’s the bottomline? CWA is carefully monitoring the situation for our members. We are asking Employers to conduct themselves responsibly and we are particularly focused on making sure actions that protect our members and their families are being considered wherever possible. We are asking our members to take responsibility to act prudently when they can (washing hands, self-reporting and self-quarantines, speak with your Local and with appropriate health professionals) and to cooperate with all efforts that are being made to keep the virus from spreading. We will continue to get information out to our members as we understand it and it is helpful."
Nurses and and certified nursing assistants in hospitals and nursing homes across the state are relaying “shocking concerns" about supply shortages as the coronavirus steadily spreads. On Wednesday night, representatives from six labor unions called on the Murphy administration to “ensure all healthcare facilities have the supplies, training materials, and staffing support they need to reduce everyone’s risk of exposure.” AFT Nurses & Health Professionals 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East District 1199J New Jersey Nurses Union JNESO CWA New Jersey
‪The Fair Work Week NJ coalition unveiled the New Jersey Fair Work Week Act yesterday. A big thank you to Senator Loretta Weinberg, District Office of Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake, and Senator Nia H. Gill for sponsoring this bill! “Advocates view shift security as the next big progressive battle on the workplace front, in the wake of legislative victories over increasing minimum wage and improving paid sick leave. ‘New Jersey can do something about it,’ said Adil Ahmed of Make the Road New Jersey, which champions the rights of immigrants and working class families. ‘New Jersey can stop the most abusive scheduling practices, and make a huge difference for workers by updating our existing labor laws.’” Fight for a Fair Workweek in New Jersey today! ✍️ https://p2a.co/3uavpFD Read more: https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/praise-for-attempt-to-give-500k-predictable-work-schedules/‬ #NJFairWorkweekAct Anti-Poverty Network of NJ (APN), 32BJ SEIU, New Jersey Working Families Alliance, Laundry, Distribution and Food Service Joint Board, Workers United/SEIU, Unite Here! Local 100, New Jersey Citizen Action, New Labor, Hotel Trades Council, United for Respect, Union of Rutgers Administrators, Committee of Interns and Residents, CWA New Jersey
Researchers found that 59% of workers in various service industries receive schedules with less than two weeks notice, 81% have little or no input into their work schedules and 29% work on-call shifts, getting just a few hours’ notice of when they are expected at work. None of it is currently illegal and workers often feel powerless to push for change. A #FairWorkWeek law means economic security and a chance to balance work with life, family and school responsibilities for 500,000 NJ workers. Many thanks to Senator Loretta Weinberg Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Senator Senator Nia H. Gill for championing this legislation. Make the Road New Jersey, 32BJ SEIU, CWA New Jersey, Anti-Poverty Network of NJ (APN)
HUGE news from our CWA New Jersey members - Yesterday NJ Governor Phil Murphy signed the NJ Call Center Jobs Act into law! The law aims to protect call center workers and is the result of more than four years of hard work by CWA members who fought for it at every accountability session, electoral screening, and lobby day with legislators. 💪 Great work!
NJ Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson joined New Jersey Citizen Action Friday to decry the latest court ruling that threatens the Affordable Care Act and its benefits for New Jersey. As Commissioner Johnson noted, "Governor Phil Murphy's Administration will always fight for quality health care. It's long past time to end the campaign against affordable health care." New Jersey Hospital Association CWA New Jersey Senator Nia H. Gill
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