Members can use these salary charts to look up your salary, map out retroactive pay, and chart your salary after increases in 2017 and 2018.
Members can look up the cost of their health insurance plan and calculate their chapter 78 employee contributions based on salary.
This is a huge victory for CWA members who worked three long years to secure a better contract, enforce our prior contract language, and reach a fair agreement with the State.
Contract implementation and payroll issues will be discussed in the coming weeks at work site meetings and membership updates.
We thank every member who voted. We thank every Steward who helped inform members, worked at the polling locations, and brought new members into the Union. And we thank every member in advance for staying strong and staying motivated as we prepare for bargaining the next contract.
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
Today, CWA 1036 filed a group grievance on behalf of all affected employees who were entitled to a progression increase (step payment) on January 1, 2017 but did not receive it.
In the grievance, the Union asserts that all employees eligible to receive progression increases should receive the increases that were due under the applicable Contract, effective January 1st of each year. Further, the Union demands that progression increases of 4% be added to base salary to all employees eligible for progression increases as of January 1, 2017. Employees at “maximum 1” who are eligible for advancement to “maximum 2” should also receive that increase.
The basis for this grievance is a letter of agreement signed by the Union and Judiciary in May of 2015, in which the parties agreed that for purposes of progression increases upon expiration of the Contract, the language to be applied is Article 7 of the 2008-2012 Contract, the contract prior to this one. The side letter recognizes that the Judiciary and CWA bargained changes to progression during the 2012-2016 contract, but if there is a dispute over whether progression must be paid after the contract expires, the controlling language is the prior agreement which was in effect from 2008-2012. In other words, under this letter of agreement signed by both parties, CWA argues that progressions of 4% per year are due effective January 1st of each year under our expired contract and while we negotiate a new one.
By failing to pay progressions, the Judiciary has violated our Contract. Additionally, as we have raised previously, the Judiciary’s actions are contrary to over forty years of legal precedent and a unanimous Appellate Court ruling, holding that annual progression increases negotiated in a contract are paid to employees when a contract has expired and a new one is being negotiated. This Appellate Division decision is in effect at this time.
CWA 1036 is committed to fighting for the rights of our members at the bargaining table, in the courts, at the statehouse, and in the streets. We are not backing down from this fight, and we will continue to fight and negotiate for a fair contract for all our members.
We are starting negotiations for the next Burlington County contracts to take effect this year.
Burlington County members are invited to attend a special meeting to talk about our priorities.
Please make every effort to attend.