NJ State Executive Branch Members

NJ State Dept of Environmental Protection, Dept of Health, and Dept of Agriculture

To try to break the stalemate over a state budget for next fiscal year, yesterday Gov. Murphy offered a compromise to Legislative leaders that would reduce the corporate business tax imposed by the Legislature, phase in a small sales tax increase over two years, and raise taxes on millionaires. All these tax increases would generate new sustainable revenue that will balance the budget and create a stable funding source for future years. 

 

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: 

1. Call Your Legislator Right Now! (609) 400-4763.

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.  

 

2. Come to the State House on FRIDAY, June 29.

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. 

 

3. Contact Local 1036 to stay informed of budget shutdown updates. 

Send your personal email address and cell number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This will help us send you regular updates about the shutdown if we are locked out of work. 

 

...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. 

 

Download the applications: 

 

Salary Charts

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.

Salary Chart - effective June 30, 2015 through August 14, 2017

Salary Chart - effective August 15, 2017 through June 30, 2018

Salary Chart - effective July 1, 2018

 

Health Benefits Calculators

Members can look up the cost of their health insurance plan and calculate their chapter 78 employee contributions based on salary.

Health Benefits Rates (2018)

Health Benefits Employee Contribution Chart

CWA members approved the new State Executive Branch Contract by a wide margin. 

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.  

Over 70% of members voted.

Below are complete results compiled from all Locals. 

 

Administrative-Clerical Unit

YES 99.6%
NO 0.4%

 

 

 

Professional Unit

YES 99.7%
NO 0.3%

 

 

 

Primary Level Supervisors Unit

YES 99.4%
NO 0.6%

 

 

 

Higher Level Supervisors Unit

YES 99.6%
NO 0.4%

 

 

 

(View/Download the Summary of the Tentative Agreement) [PDF]

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
         

 

 

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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