Download Retro Estimate Worksheet & Salary Charts [Adobe PDF]

Members should recieve retro payments by 10/26/2018.

Above is a worksheet for State Executive Branch members to use to estimate retro pay. This is a useful tool to estimate retro, but the actual calculations and payments are being made by your Department's Payroll office.  The worksheet is an estimator - it comes close to the gross total retro that a member should receive. The estimate will be a few dollars off based on a member's anniversary date.

For members who had title changes (promotion, demotion) since July 1, 2015 to present, this will affect the final salary calculations. Unpaid leaves of absence will also affect retro.

 

Here are the steps to follow for retro inquiries:

1). State worker members all received an email from their Department's Payroll office with instructions if they have a dispute or question. Some Payroll offices circulated an "Inquiry Form" that the member can fill out and email to a specific address that is collecting retro problems. Members should complete that form or email Payroll - they should follow the instructions sent to them by their Payroll Departments.

Members should contact Payroll first - this is the lowest level of dispute resolution. If things are not sorted out with Departmental Payroll, then level two is to escalate the dispute to the Union.

Depending on the number of questions and disputes, Payroll may be scheduling meetings with members or call-backs within two weeks. Responses may not be immediate.

CWA will ensure every member receives every dollar owed. The State did not provide backup explanations for the multiple checks which has led to a lot of confusion. It may take a little time to work through problems, but the Union will enforce our contract and ensure every member is paid what is owed under the contract.

2). Please try to use the Estimate Worksheet.

Members should always be educated on their salary, their anniversary dates, and how the contract works. This retro situation is an opportunity for all members to take a closer look at the contract, how they are paid, and to be more aware of the process.

3). CWA staff will help with and respond to urgent situations as quickly as possible.

Thanks to everyone as we work through this. Let’s remember Chris Christie blocked step payments and refused to negotiate in good faith for three years. This created a backlog of raises that this contract successfully reinstated, but it’s a huge mess to cleanup. One more remnant of a bad 8 years.

JCAU members in the NJ Judiciary are voting on a Tentative Agreement for a new proposed contract covering July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020.

The voting period ends on August 22.

 

TOWN HALL INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE CALL on 8/8

CWA is holding an interactive town hall conference call open to all JCAU members of the union. Join us!

Register for the JCAU Explanation Call on August 8th at 7pm.

 

MATERIALS

Please review all the information below for voting materials and voting instructions for YOUR worksite.  

 

VOTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CWA LOCAL 1036 MEMBERS

All JCAU CWA 1036 union members will receive email notification of the tentative agreement and voting procedures via work email. Keep a look out for an email from CWA 1036 to your Judiciary email address.

JCAU members who do not work in the locations below will receive an email inviting them to vote online. Check your Judiciary email address on August 9th for information to vote via our secure website.

If you work in the locations below but are not able to vote in person at the designated day/time, you must contact Local 1036 at (609) 530-0060 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.online absentee ballot.

 

ONSITE VOTING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Tues 8/14 12PM - 2PM Middlesex VOTING, IT Training Rm, New Brunswick
Tues 8/14 12PM - 2PM OAE VOTING
Wed 8/15 12PM - 2PM AOC Worksite Mtg - explain the TA - not voting
Thu 8/16 12PM - 2PM Probation Svcs VOTING, Room 249, Jersey St. Bldg #6
Fri 8/17 12PM - 2PM Cumberland VOTING, Jury A242, Bridgeton
Mon 8/20 12PM - 2PM Bergen VOTING, Rm 203 HR Training Rm, Hackensack
Tues 8/21 12PM - 2PM Burlington VOTING, Jury Mgt Rm, Mount Holly
Tues 8/21 12PM - 2PM SCCO Records Center VOTING, Bldg #2 Jersey St.
Wed 8/22 9AM - 5PM AOC VOTING, 4th Fl. Rm B-1, Justice Complex

 

The JCAU Bargaining Committee has reached a Tentative Agreement with the Judiciary for a new contract covering July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2020. 

The Tentative Agreement will be presented to members for voting in August. Voting will be concluded and counted by August 24.

Only FULL members in the JCAU Units are eligible to vote on the proposed tentative agreement. If approved, it will become our new contract and will take effect immediately and retroactively.

Click to Register for JCAU Town Hall Call for CWA 1036 Members

CWA 1036 is holding a Town Hall call for our JCAU members on August 8 at 7pm.

To join the call, you must pre-register via the link above.

 

Burlington County members in the MAIN Unit and SUPERVISORS Unit are voting on their contracts between June 13 and June 14.

All CWA full members are eligible to vote on the proposed tentative agreement. If approved, it will become our new contract. 

Summary of the Tentative Agreement - Economic Terms

Read the entire Memorandum of Agreement with language changes [Adobe PDF]

  

ALL VOTING ENDS 5pm on June 14. 

Members will have both onsite voting at the CWA 1036 union office and online voting available. 

 

ONLINE VOTING (by email and internet)

Online voting starts 9AM June 13 and ends 5pm on June 14. 

All members will receive copies of the Tentative Agreement and voting procedures via email to your County email address. Stewards are also distributing information in areas without email access. 

Any member can choose to vote online or in person - it is your option. 

Online voting is available 24/7. 

 

IN PERSON VOTING (June 14 only @ the CWA Union Office @ 26 High Street, Mount Holly)

If you would like to vote in person, you can vote at the CWA 1036 Union Office located at 26 High Street, Mount Holly NJ. 

Voting at the Union Office is open on June 14 from 7AM to 5PM. Ballots will be counted at 5pm. 

Results will be reported out immediately following the count. 

About CWA 1036

Communications Workers of America Local 1036 represents over 7,000 members and working families in both the public and private sector. Our members excel in a variety of careers working for the State of NJ, the NJ Judiciary, county and municipal government, and the health care industry: blue collar, professionals, administrative, attorneys, scientists, 911 dispatchers, librarians, engineers, nursing home workers, environmental professionals, doctors, and more.

NJ State Contracts

Executive Branch Units
(7/1/2011 - 6/30/2015)


Judiciary Members
(7/1/2012-6/30/2016)

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