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State Worker Contract Ratification Results

Dear Local 1037 Member,

You have spoken! We are pleased to announce that the tentative agreement was overwhelmingly ratified by a vote of the members. We now have a Contract that runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023. The vote totals are:





3,347 140 1,129 27

6,896 264 2,351 82
Primary Level Supervisors 3,105 147 661 19
Higher Level Supervisors 1,457 72 202 7
Overall 14,805 623 4,343 135

In less than a year we have secured a second agreement with the administration of Governor Murphy; once again backed by a strong vote of support from members statewide. Local 1037 members supported the agreement with a 97% YES vote.

We are proud of the gains that have been achieved through our collective efforts: providing substantial savings in contributions toward health care while maintaining high quality coverage, making strong advances in wages, and strengthening our job security and other contractual language for everyone.

Thank you to the staff and Shop Stewards of Local 1037 who did an incredible job turning out a strong yes vote. A special thank you to the thousands of members who voted and who continue to stand in solidarity with the Local – a tradition we have carried forward for over 37 years. Let’s always remain proud of our Local and the work we do together.

In Solidarity,

Ken McNamara, President

Christian Estevez, Executive Vice President

Karen Cunningham, Treasurer

Emma Claros, Secretary

Abdul-Basit Haqq, Administrative-Clerical Unit Vice President

Lillian Pichardo-Mancheno, Professional Unit Vice President

Daveen Mann, Primary Level Supervisors Unit Vice President

Mary Semler, Higher Level Supervisors Unit Vice President