Tentative Agreement Reached for State Worker Contract

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. Continue reading

State Worker Contract Bargaining Update

March 15, 2018

Dear CWA Local 1037 Member,

The CWA Bargaining Committee and the Murphy Administration are currently in negotiations to resolve all legal, contractual and retroactive matters (including wages, increments and other benefits.) In an attempt to come to a resolution as quickly as possible, bargaining will continue next week. Negotiations will be ongoing until a tentative agreement is reached.

The Bargaining Committee is comprised of myself, the six other State Worker Local Presidents, CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein, and District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor. Legal counsel Steve Weissman is also representing us at the bargaining table.

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CWA NJ Executive Branch Bargaining Update

Brothers and Sisters,

Before the election in November, the State had provided a list of bargaining proposals to CWA which would have rolled back several sections of the contract, including PARs, removed workplace dignity from the contract, and other issues. We discussed many of these bogus proposals in previous bargaining updates.

As you know, Governor Murphy took office January 16. Both CWA and the State have acted quickly since that time to get negotiations back on track and to clear roadblocks the Christie administration left in our path. CWA’s top priorities for our state executive branch membership are to settle our long-expired contract and resolve the dispute over stalled increments as quickly as possible.

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