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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.

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 negoti

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.

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.

Local 1014's "Night at the Phillies 2018" is scheduled for Friday, June 29. The improved Phillies face the National League Eastern Division Champion Washington Nationals at 7:05 in Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' big fireworks show follows immediately after the game.

Tickets are $25 per person  and include a $12 concession voucher (good for the purchase of food or souvenirs). The regular price for the package is $40. Seats are located in Section 331 (Third Base Line Terrace). 

Contact the Local 1014 for the purchase of tickets or further information.

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.

On February 7 and 8, the approximately sixty Winslow Township workers represented by Local 1014 voted on a three-year agreement with their employer covering 2017-2019. The agreement includes 2% increases in each of the years and an understanding that the Township will amend its residency policy to allow bargaining unit members with five years of service to move out of the Township.

CWA Local 1014 President Karl Walko spoke about his feelings for retiring Vice President Leah Hicks at the annual Local 1014 Board of Trustees Dinner:

"How do you express your feelings about someone with whom you worked closely through many highs and lows for over twenty years? Let me start with RESPECT!

At the December 5, Local 1014 Board of Trustees Meeting/Holiday Dinner, City of Camden Non-Supervisory Unit Trustee Barbara Bellamy-Johnson was named "Local 1014 Member of the Year". In presenting the award, Local 1014 President Karl Walko stated, "Each year at this time, 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.

(Voorhees-11/3/17) The CWA Local 1014 Library Support Unit overwhelmingly ratified their tentative agreement with the Camden County Library System in a vote held on November 1 and 2. The agreement must be approved by the Library Commission on November 14 before becoming official. Approval is expected. The ratification caps an almost two-year campaign by Local 1014 members to increase the minimum rate for bargaining unit workers from $8.92 to $15 per hour. As of 2019, all bargaining unit workers will make at least $15 per hour.

Family and CWA friends attended Local 1014 V.P. Leah Hicks' retirement party on October 20 at Maggiano's in Cherry Hill. Attending were Leah's children Alicia and Kent and their significant others as well as Leah's friends in the union. Thank you Leah for the many years of service to CWA Local 1014 / Council #10.