NJ State Executive Branch State of Emergency Job Security Agreement

Below are the materials and details for the 2020 State of Emergency Job Security Agreement for the NJ State executive branch workers.

Members will be receiving information on how to vote on the agreement. Voting will open on Thursday, June 25 at 12:00 pm and end on Saturday, June 27 at 12:00 pm. Election results will be posted once available.

Summary of the Agreement (A detailed description of the agreement) – Click here
Memorandum of Agreement Between the State of New Jersey and CWA (The full negotiated agreement) – Click here
Schedule A (Description of how furloughs will be scheduled) – Click here
Schedule B Updated (Charts showing unemployment benefits for each salary level) – Click here

More information may become available, so please check back on our website or the CWA New Jersey website.

If you have any questions, please contact your Staff Representative or the Local at 973-623-1828 or by email at info@cwa1037.org.

June 23, 2020: State Workers Have a Job Security Deal

Last night, your State Worker Bargaining Team successfully completed negotiations on a very important No Layoff Agreement with the Murphy Administration.

This Agreement will protect our members job security during the worst economic upheaval since the Great Depression. It includes a deferral of the upcoming July 2020 raise and a rescheduling of the April 2022 raise. It includes some furlough days, but most of which will be eligible for unemployment.

We will provide the details of this Agreement to our members within the coming days and you will have an opportunity to vote on this No Layoff Agreement this week.

We are proud of the agreement that we negotiated over the past several weeks. Deferring wage increases and having workers furloughed, even for a few days, is difficult. But in an environment such as this, we believe that we have accomplished something remarkable: Job protection for our members and their families. We hope that once you understand the details of this Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that you will agree and vote yes.

You will soon receive detailed information. We will have a Townhall Call to go over the Agreement, and you will be emailed voting instructions as soon as they are completed.

In Solidarity,
John Rose, President Local 1031
Patrick Kavanagh, President Local 1032
Gaye Palmer, President Local 1033
Adam Liebtag, President Local 1036
Ken McNamara, President Local 1037
Shawn Ludwig, President Local 1038
Carolyn Wade, President Local 1040
Hetty Rosenstein, NJ Area Director
Dennis Trainor, CWA District 1 Vice President

Send an Email to Say: Save Public Services!

Governor Murphy has warned that without assistance from the Federal Government, New Jersey will suffer unheard of layoffs of state, county, municipal and education workers.

Although there are no plans in place for these types of layoffs, this was not an idle threat. Income tax, sales tax, fees, and other revenues have plummeted, while the demand for services and cost of addressing the virus, have skyrocketed.

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