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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 agains

CWA Stewards from Locals across the state gathered in Atlantic City for training and inspiration in the union's drive for CWA Strong.

Each year since 1997, the Local 1014 Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships at the Local's March General Membership Meeting.

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.

CWA Local 1014 representatives in the City of Camden organized their first "Holiday Luncheon" funded by the contractual Health and Welfare contribution from the City. The contribution is directed primarily to fund City workers Vision Benefit; however, a sufficient amount remained to provide for a very successful event. Luncheons were held in City Hall, Public Works and HHS.

Great job City reps!

Each December, Local 1014 selects one of its members as its “Member of the Year”. The Member of the Year award was created to recognize individuals who made an exceptional effort to improve their work place or to support fellow members. Our intent is to spotlight their service as an example for others. The selection is made by the Local 1014 Officers.

Local 1014 President Walko addressed City Council as they introduced the City's Municipal Budget on November 2:

Local 1014 last met with the City Administration at the table in early June. We have not received a written proposal from the City to date. We have asked and asked for the written proposal, so we can pass it along to members and fully consider our response. We ask for Council’s help in getting the negotiations back on track.

Two long-time officers of Local 1014 recently retired from their position with the union as well as their position with their employer.

In the only contested positions in Local 1014's Board of Trustees election on October 23, Joe Norman and Joe Calce scored a victory over incumbent Mike Tacconelli for the two trustee positions for the Gloucester Township Public Works Unit. The other incumbent trustee, Domenic Martino, declined to run for reelection due to family issues. The new Board members will serve two-year terms and will be up for reelection in 2020. 

In a District 3 Congressional race decided by a few thousand votes, the assistance of CWA locals, including Local 1014, proved critical for winner Andy Kim. CWA members showed up in force on the six Saturdays leading up to the election, visiting thousands of union households throughout Burlington County. Their message--GOP incumbent Tom MacArthur regularly votes against working families and Democrat Andy Kim promises to support labor and the issues important to working families.