LOCAL 1014 NEWS

CWA Local 1014 would like to express our condolences on the loss of our union brother, Curtis Jenkins III.

The results are as follows,

Vice President (522 votes cast):

Sachina Evans: 330

Edmond Twyman: 192

Sachina Evans is elected Vice President

June 28, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Effective July 1, 2019, I am resigning as president of CWA Local 1014. In accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws of Local 1014, Vice President Amber Pallante will assume the position as president on that date.

CWA LOCAL 1014 - STAND UP! FIGHT BACK!

For several months NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney has been pushing a plan he calls the Path to Progress as a way to solve NJ's financial issues.  This plan should be called the Path to Poverty because is disproportionately places this burden on hardworking public sector workers.  In recent weeks Sweeney has introduced 27 bills in the NJ Legislature to implement this plan.  These bills, if enacted, would have devastating effects on the members of CWA 1014.  It is time to stand up and fight back!

CWA members from across the country this week attended the We the People membership summit, a gathering in Washington, D.C., of progressive organizations focusing on strategies to fight back against attacks on our democracy that aim to limit the participation of working people.

CWA Stewards from Locals across the state gathered in Atlantic City for training and inspiration in the union's drive for CWA Strong. The immediate goal is a campaign against State Senate President Steve Sweeney's latest attempt to destroy the current pension system for public workers in New Jersey. If successful, this would impact ALL public workers and retirees in the public worker pension system. 

Each year since 1997, the Local 1014 Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships at the Local's March General Membership Meeting. On March 28, 2019, it happened again at the Local's meeting in the Camden County Emergency Training Center in Blackwood. The fundraising efforts of the Local 1014 Scholarship and Golf Tourament Committees came to fruition in the awarding of twenty $500 scholarships to the sons and daughters of Local 1014 members. Since the establishment of the fund, over $228,000 in scholarships has been awarded.

At the CWA Local 1014 Board of Trustees Meeting on December 4, President Karl Walko announced his upcoming retirement, saying, "Effective July 1, 2019, I will resign as President of Local 1014. Vice President Pallante will take my place. I am grateful to Amber that she has accepted this new role.