NJ State Judiciary Members

NJ Judiciary Members in the AOC and Vicinages throughout the State

Local 1036 is holding several informational meetings about the Tentative Agreement, including explanation, Q&A, and discussion of voting procedures. 

 

Summary of the Tentative Agreement (PDF)

Download/View a Summary of the Tentative Agreement

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 Information

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). 

 

Worksite Meeting Schedule

Below is the worksite meeting schedule to discuss contract ratification and the TA. 

 

DEP

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

Thursday 4/19

DOH Main Bldg

11am - 12pm

 

 

Friday 4/20

135 E. State

12:30pm-1:30pm

 

Thursday 4/19

NJN Bldg

12:30pm - 1:30pm  

Friday 4/20

5 Commerce Way

4pm - 5pm

Thursday 4/19

PHEAL Labs

3pm - 4pm  

Monday 4/24

50 Cap, 6th fl

12:30pm-1:30pm
         

 

 

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. 

MASTER LIST of ALL Scholarships available

Applications:

Central Labor Council Scholarships

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. 

On Monday, July 3rd, CWA will host a Tele Town Hall call at 11am to provide a comprehensive update and discussion. 

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>> SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UNION INFO BULLETINS DURING A SHUTDOWN

 

Attention CWA Members:
 
We are reporting from the Assembly Chambers at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017. 
 
The State of New Jersey is shut down because the Legislature and Governor failed to reach a budget agreement. Essential employees will be told to report to work and everyone else will be locked out of work until this budget is passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor. 
 
Representatives of CWA have been here at the State House at every Budget and General Session seeking to protect our members, our pensions, and State Services. 
 
We have been lobbying all day, every day, this week, along with many of our allies in labor, faith, and community groups. Unfortunately, Governor Christie is more interested in exacting final revenge on New Jersey than he is in negotiating a budget.

>> SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UNION INFO BULLETINS DURING A SHUTDOWN

 

 

What should you do?

 
Call these Legislators* who are blocking the passage of a balanced budget. Tell them that a “no” vote or an “abstain” vote is the same as voting “yes” to a shutdown. This is unacceptable.
 
See below for Legislators we need to contact.

 

Due to the ongoing budget deadlock at the statehouse, New Jersey may be facing a state shutdown if a balanced budget isn’t passed by midnight on Friday, June 30.  Negotiations are ongoing, and CWA continues to urge our lawmakers not to disrupt vital public services. 

 

While a State Government shutdown is by no means certain, we are preparing for the possibility to make sure that all of our rights are protected in the event that it does happen. We will continue to advocate on behalf of our members, and will make sure to keep you informed as this situation develops.  In the meantime, here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions we have heard so far.

 

>> SIGN UP TO RECEIVE UNION INFO BULLETINS DURING A SHUTDOWN

 

What does a “shutdown” mean? 

 

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Atlantic County: Office of Vince Mazzeo, 507 Tilton Rd, Northfield
Bergen County: Office of Gordon Johnson, 545 Cedar Lane, Teaneck
Burlington County: Office of Herb Conaway, 8008 Rt 130 N, Building C, Delran; Office of Troy Singleton, 400 N Church St, Moorestown
Camden: Office of Lou Greenwald and Pam Lampitt, 1101 Laurel Oak Rd, Voorhees
Cumberland/Cape May: Office of Bob Andrzejczak and Bruce Land, 219 High St, Millville
Essex: Office of Eliana Pintor Marin, 263 Lafayette St, Newark
Gloucester: Office of Steve Sweeney, 935 Kings Highway, West Deptford
Middlesex: Office of Craig Coughlin, 569 Rahway Ave, Woodbridge
Monmouth: Office of Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling, 35 West Main St, Freehold
Union: Office of Jerry Green, 200 W 2nd St, Plainfield

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.

Local General Membership Meetings are open to all full members in good standing from any bargaining unit. We conduct Local business like financial and committee reports, with full updates and discussion of hot-button issues like contract negotiations, legislative and political campaigns.

These meetings are in addition to the monthly unit meetings for large groups like Burlington and Hunterdon counties, or State worksite meetings.

See our Events page for a listing of other Local unit meetings and events.

All General Membership Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.


MARCH 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


APRIL 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Burlington County Library

5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton NJ


JUNE 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


 

 

Local General Membership Meetings are open to all full members in good standing from any bargaining unit. We conduct Local business like financial and committee reports, with full updates and discussion of hot-button issues like contract negotiations, legislative and political campaigns.

These meetings are in addition to the monthly unit meetings for large groups like Burlington and Hunterdon counties, or State worksite meetings.

See our Events page for a listing of other Local unit meetings and events.

All General Membership Meetings begin between by 5:30 p.m.


MARCH 14, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


APRIL 18, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Burlington County Library

5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton NJ


JUNE 6, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


SEPTEMBER 12, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.

Trenton Masonic Temple

100 Barrack Street, Trenton NJ


 

 

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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