Communications Workers of America, Local 1014

Local 1014 shared the 2018 District One COPE (Committee on Political Education) award with Locals 1038, 1040 and 1084 for the 'Camden Workers Rising" program and our direct collective action in the

When Local 1014 Vice President Leah Hicks completed her last term and retired last October, President Karl Walko asked Amber to run for Vice President on his slate. He knew, from the campaign at the Library, she had what it took to be a union leader. Amber and the entire slate were elected without opposition.

Recent News

In a May 10 morning break-time rally with the theme "Camden Workers Rising", members of CWA Local 1014 and 1084 joined together in support of their negotiating teams. The Local 1084 contract with the Camden County Board of Social Services and the Local 1014 contracts with the City of Camden expired on 12/31/17. The rally, held outside City Hall and the Board of Social Services offices in downtown Camden, brought workers from the City and County together. Together they chanted "Who Are We?, Workers Rising".

Each year, Local 1014 awards scholarships to high school seniors pursuing advanced education (college or technical school) who are the son or daughter of a Local 1014 member. This year's scholarship recipients were acknowledged at the union's March 27 General Membership Meeting. Eighteen students each received a $500 scholarship. In addressing the parents and students, Scholarship Committee Chair Valerie Castagna noted that, as in the past sixteen years, each eligible applicant received a $500 scholarship from the Local.

Local 1014 represented workers in Pine Hill Borough ratified a new four-year contract on March 6, which included raises of $0.60 per hour in each of the years. The negotiations proved difficult because of the determination of the Borough to reduce the number of holidays. A state appointed mediator met with both sides on March 2 with the result being an agreement that included the elimination of two holidays (Easter Monday and Election Day) in exchange for pay increases that average roughly 3% per year or 12% over the life of the contract.

The administrative, clerical workers, Pre-K teachers and recreation center employees represented by Local 1014 in Gloucester Township voted on a tentative contract agreement on February 22. The agreement between the union and the Township, which was ratified 47 to 4, included increases of $350/year (to offset the last year of the Chapter 78 employee health contribution phase-in), plus 2% for full-time workers. In 2018, most members of the unit received a $1.25/hour increase, plus 2%. And in the last year (2019), workers received a 2% increase.

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