NJ Judiciary Members in the AOC and Vicinages throughout the State
CWA supports a budget that increases sustainable revenue, including a millionaire's tax. The Democratic majority in the Legislature has previously voted multiple times to pass a millionaire's tax. The Legislature's current budget proposal is out of balance by over $800 million. This means we would certainly have a shortfall during the year that could force cuts to public services, to our pension payment or health benefits, and to other programs.
Do you support an increase in state revenues from a corporate business tax and millionaire's tax?
Do you support increasing resources for public education, improving public transportation, and funding critical public services?
Do you support the state making a full pension payment and living up to its contracts?
Here are 3 things you can do to make a difference:
As to talk to your legislator or leave a message. Thousands of phone calls have been made and more are coming in every hour. Let's keep up the pressure until a better budget is passed.
It is one of the last days where the Senate and Assembly could vote to pass a new budget. NJ needs this showdown to be resolved on Thursday so we can avoid a shutdown of state government that could last a long time.
...And Call Your Legislators Again! (609) 400-4763.
Please call your Legislators every day until the budget is passed.
The Education Committee met on Thursday, May 17th and 1036R met on Wednesday, May 16th to select the recipients of the Local 1036 Continuing Education, High School Graduate and 1036R Retiree Chapter Memorial Scholarships. The 2018 High School Graduate Scholarship recipient is Cole Lee, son of Judiciary member, Kathleen Kitson. The 2018 Continuing Education and 1036R Retiree Chapter Memorial Scholarships recipient is Lukas Arnold, son of DEP member, AnnMarie Arnold. Recipients and their families will be encouraged to attend our June 6th membership meeting at the Masonic Temple in Trenton for a formal presentation.
The Committee is also happy to announce that our 2018 C. Jon Wineland & Virginia Wolf Union Building Awards and Peter D. Burkhalter Continuing Education Scholarship for Members applications are now available to members. The submission deadline is Friday, August 24, 2018.
PNCR Memorandum of Agreement Materials
Note: Voting is only for PNCR Unit members at this time. JCAU negotiations are still underway and JCAU voting will be a separate procedure. Information for JCAU will be sent separately.
The Tentative Agreement for a new PNCR Contract covers July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020. Local 1036 Members will vote in person at your work site or by absentee ballot online. The Local-wide voting period starts at 9:00AM on Wednesday, June 20. Voting closes at 5:00pm on Thursday, June 28. Results will be announced on Friday, June 29.
EXPLANATION OF TENTATIVE AGREEMENT BY TELE-CONFERENCE
June 18th at 7pm Dial-In Number: 888-409-5380
We encourage you to read the Summary of the Tentative Agreement before voting.
The Tentative Agreement restores and protects annual progression increases retroactive to 7/1/2016, provides for across-the-board percentage raises in both 2018 and 2019, bonuses for members who have been at maximum 2 for three years, and other benefits. It also provides retroactive compensation for eligible employees and retirees. We ask all members to exercise their right to vote on this contract.
The Tentative Agreement must be ratified by members. Non-members are receiving a different message encouraging them to join the Union, but they will not receive the Summary of the Tentative Agreement and they CANNOT vote unless they complete and membership card and join the Union before June 28.
There are 3 Ways to Vote:
1. Work Site Voting – AOC and certain Vicinages (see schedule below).
2. Online Voting – Certain Vicinages will be sent online ballots to your work email addresses (see below). Online ballots will be sent out starting June 15. Check your work email.
3. Absentee Ballot – if you cannot vote in your work site, you can request an absentee email ballot by calling Local 1036 at (609) 530-0060. You must CALL to request an absentee email ballot. Absentee ballots will be sent out starting June 15, and within 24 hours during the voting period.
All voting – both in person and online - is confidential.
1. WORK SITE VOTING
If you are unable to vote at your site and still want to vote in person, you can vote at any location below that is convenient for you. Or you can request an email ballot to be sent to you.
June 20 11AM – 2PM Ocean Vicinage, Toms River
June 21 11AM – 2PM Atlantic City Court House, Atlantic City
June 22 11AM – 2PM Cumberland County Court House, Bridgeton
June 25 9AM – 5PM Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton
June 26 11AM – 2PM Middlesex Court House, New Brunswick
June 28 9AM – 5PM Hughes Justice Complex in Trenton
June 28 11AM – 2PM Burlington County Court House, Mount Holly
June 28 11AM – 2PM Bergen County Court House, Hackensack
2. ONLINE VOTING
Members in Vicinages other than the above, and statewide AOC programs, will receive a separate email message to your work email address with voting information and a unique ID number so you can vote through a secure website.
If you have any questions, please talk to your Steward or contact the Local at (609) 530-0060.
Members with online ballots can vote online any time 24/7 between 9:00am Wednesday June 20 through 5:00pm Thursday June 28.
3. ABSENTEE VOTING
At any time, if you cannot vote in person at your work location or you need an absentee ballot for work or personal reasons, YOU MUST CALL THE LOCAL TO OBTAIN ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION. Call (609) 530-0060.
You MUST provide an email address (work or personal) in order to vote absentee. We will confirm your membership and send you a link to vote by absentee ballot.
Absentee ballots will be available any time during the voting period.
We thank every member who voted. We thank every Steward who helped inform members about the agreement, helped members with voting, and brought new members into the Union. And we thank every member in advance for staying strong during negotiations.
Local 1036 is holding several informational meetings about the Tentative Agreement, including explanation, Q&A, and discussion of voting procedures.
The Summary of the TA describes the negotiated changes that will take effect if the TA is approved by membership. Please read this Summary carefully before voting. Bring your questions to worksite meetings this week and to the polling place on voting day in your building.
Voting will be open Wednesday, April 25 through Monday, April 30. Trenton-area offices will have set voting days and times in the worksite. Field offices and members who request absentee ballots will be given specific instructions to cast their votes online.
Full voting information and instructions will be posted on this website on Friday, April 20th, so check back for updates.
Voting information will be discussed in worksite meetings on 4/19 through 4-24 (see below).
Below is the worksite meeting schedule to discuss contract ratification and the TA.
Tuesday, April 24
401 E. State Street from 12pm to 4pm in Public Hearing Room, 1st floor
* Open to ALL DEP workers and Agriculture at Station Plaza
DOH Main Bldg
11am - 12pm
135 E. State
|12:30pm - 1:30pm||
5 Commerce Way
|4pm - 5pm|
|3pm - 4pm||
50 Cap, 6th fl
Spring 2018 Scholarships are now available for full union members. Local 1036 members are eligible to apply for ALL the scholarships opportunities below, regardless of your county of work or home.
Since Local 1036 is a state-wide Local participating in all Central Labor Councils, members are eligible to apply to ALL of the CLC scholarships below:
The State budget shutdown ended in the early morning hours of July 4th, allowing the state to resume normal operations on Wednesday, July 5.
Assembly Speaker Prieto, Senate President Sweeney, and Governor Christie reached an agreement on compromise Horizon legislation and the Governor agreed not to veto any of the Democrats' budget priorities.
All state and judiciary employees are expected to report to work for normal business on Wednesday, July 5.
Thank you to everyone who contacted their legislators during the shutdown. More information will be coming in upcoming worksite meetings.