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FLIP THE HOUSE: Volunteers Needed for Labor Walks

Join CWA Local 1037 as we knock on doors of fellow union households to let them know how important the midterm Congressional races are, especially in New Jersey. With ongoing attacks on workers’ and union rights, we must elect pro-union candidates to Congress who will put the interests of working families first.

Click here to sign up for our Labor-to-Labor walks.

Control of the House of the Representatives in 2018 will be decided by a small number of swing districts, places where the last election was decided by a thin margin. You can make a big difference in helping to take control of Congress away from anti-worker and anti-union politicians, and electing pro-worker candidates.

Walks will be from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Please arrive no later than 8:45 am for to receive walk turf and instructions)

Join us in this critical effort by showing up to our labor walks! Click here to sign up for our Labor-to-Labor walks.

Update on Retroactive Checks Due from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2019 Contract

CWA Members, ACTIVE workers on Centralized Payroll regarding retroactive money due from the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract:

1. Retroactive checks for back increments and the August 1, 2017 2% across-the-board increase will be distributed on October 26, 2018. These will be separate paper checks, and because there could be several increments owed and the pension withdrawal was different for each year of the retroactive increases, there will be several checks. In fact, if you had many personnel actions over the three years of retroactive money, including promotions, you could be receiving as many as 3 to 10 separate checks. You will have to review the pay stubs of each check so that you understand what they are for. CWA has asked for a spreadsheet of everyone’s retroactive checks. All of the checks will have withholding from them, except that you will not be charged retroactive healthcare deductions.

2. $650 bonuses for people at max have been distributed, however, we are having a dispute with the State about some people who were not provided with these bonuses even though they did not receive increments. CWA has filed a grievance on behalf of everyone who didn’t receive an increment and should have gotten a $650 bonus but didn’t. If you should have received the bonus and didn’t, but you didn’t file a grievance, that is okay– we filed it on your behalf already.

3. When the retroactive checks are received and you have had a chance to review them, we will distribute a process for asking payroll to review any mistakes if you think one has been made. Please do not guess at how to get that addressed. This has been a complicated and difficult process of running the time clock back to get the calculations right we just need to get money in hand and work through each difficulty as it comes up.

TAKE ACTION: MAKE THREE CALLS FOR A FAIR BUDGET

After 8 years of Chris Christie, New Jersey needs to rebuild services. Governor Murphy has introduced a budget to do just that. Instead of relying on budget gimmicks and one-shots, Murphy wants to invest in our communities by ensuring millionaires pay their fair share and by closing corporate loopholes.

But some Legislative leaders are talking about shutting down state government or even more health care and pension cuts to public workers before raising taxes on millionaires. New Jersey needs sustainable, new revenue– not one-shots or cuts that balance the budget on the backs of public workers.

Take action by calling your NJ State Senator and your two NJ Assembly members now. Tell them to support Governor Murphy’s budget with sustainable new revenue, including a millionaire’s tax.

Make Three Calls for a Fair Budget!
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