Attention all CWA State Worker Executive Branch Members,

CWA is pleased to announce that we have a Tentative Agreement for a new Contract with the Murphy Administration for the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2023 Agreement.

The details of the Agreement are embargoed until we have a Tele Townhall Call with our members and Shop Stewards on Monday, March 4. The Shop Steward call will be at 6:30 p.m. and the Member call will be at 7:30 p.m.  If you are a member or a shop steward and you have not been receiving calls for the Town hall meetings, please call your Local so that you can receive the call.

We will announce the schedule for ratification on Wednesday and you will receive a detailed summary of the Tentative Agreement before ratification.

In Solidarity,
Your Bargaining Committee

John Rose, President
CWA Local 1031

Patrick Kavanagh, President
CWA Local 1032

Gaye Palmer, President
CWA Local 1033

Adam Liebtag, President
CWA Local 1036

Ken McNamara, President
CWA Local 1037

Shawn Ludwig, President
CWA Local 1038

Carolyn Wade, President
CWA Local 1040

Hetty Rosenstein
CWA NJ Area Director

Dennis Trainor
CWA District 1 Vice President

Steven P. Weissman

National Day of Action: Make the call for a fair and functioning democracy

Today, January 17, 2019 is a National Day of Action to fight for a fair democracy! Corporate CEOs and the wealthiest 1% have spent decades rigging the system to reduce our power and make it harder and harder to pass legislation that helps working people. It’s time to do something about it.

Call 1-888-848-4824 to tell your Congressperson:

I support the For the People Act (H.R. 1) for a fair and functioning democracy. The bill will make it easier to vote and get secret money out of our elections.

The same corporate interests that fight us at the bargaining table are stacking the rules against us when it comes to political participation. They’ve put restrictions in place that make it harder for people to vote, flooded elections with money, and weakened the rules that prevent elected officials from profiting from their public service.

The new Congressional leadership promised to make reform a top priority. The For the People Act is the first major piece of legislation they are considering this year. The bill would:

Make it easier, not harder, to vote by restoring the Voting Rights Act, implementing national voter registration, expanding early voting and ending gerrymandering.

Get big money out of our democracy by regulating big money in politics like Super PACS, requiring all political organizations to disclose their donors, and building a campaign finance system to increase and multiply the power of small donors.

Ensure public officials work for the public interest by expanding conflict of interest law, strengthening oversight of lobbyists, and more.

If those sound like changes we need to make, call your member of Congress today at 1-888-848-4824.

CWA Joe Beirne Foundation’s Scholarship

Sixteen partial college scholarships of $4,000 each are being offered for the 2019-2020 school year. Final deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. For more information and to complete and submit the application, click here.


The CWA Joe Beirne Foundation was established in October 1974 by the Communications Workers of America Executive Board to honor the name and memory of the founding President of CWA, who served for more than 30 years. In his capacity as the first CWA President, Joe Beirne took gre

at pride in the roles he played in the fields of education and learning and other areas of social concern. 


CWA members, their spouses, children and grandchildren (including dependents of laid-off, retired or deceased CWA members) may apply. Applicants must be high school graduates or at least high school students who will graduate during the year in which they apply. Undergraduate and graduate students returning to schooling may also apply. Prior winners may not reapply.

For more information and to complete and submit the application, click here.