NJ Judiciary Members in the AOC and Vicinages throughout the State
Below are links to the new Judiciary Contracts covering PNCR and JCAU units, from 2016 through 2020.
Printed copies will be distributed in worksites in early 2019.
Contracts require Adobe Acrobat Reader (download)
Below are the results of the Local Executive Board election concluded in December for contested positions:
Vice President, At-Large
Vice President, NJ State Professional Unit
Nominations also closed for Officers of the 1036-R Retirees Chapter. All nominees have been elected by acclamation.
President - Christine Benson
Vice President - Joy Bastian
Treasurer - Lawrence Kane
Secretary - Toshi Abe
The nominations period for Local 1036 Executive Board officer positions closed at 5pm on November 16, 2018. Nominating petitions that were submitted by this deadline were verified on November 19th and results are reported below:
Any office with an uncontested position is deemed elected. The positions elected after close of the nomincations process are below:
|Executive Vice President||Lauren Young Boukema|
|Vice President, DEP||Chris Squazzo|
|Vice President, DOH and Agriculture||Ayemaung Maung|
|Vice President, Judiciary JCAU||Cece Weber|
|Vice President, Judiciary PNCR||Stephen Gaissert|
|Vice President, Local Government||George Glashoff|
|Vice President, Local Government||Billie Scelza|
|Vice President, NJ State Higher Supervisors Unit ("S")||Michael Justiniano|
|Vice President, NJ State Primary Level Supervisors Unit ("R")||Michelle Smith|
An election is required for the following positions. An election will be held in December.
|Vice President, NJ State Professional Unit ("P")||
2 candidates certified, one position
|Vice President, At-Large||
June Gazek Harris
2 candidates certified,
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.
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.
Please review all the information below for voting materials and voting instructions for YOUR worksite.
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.
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.
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.
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.