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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:

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".

(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.

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.

(Camden) Updated 11/8/17-An October 21 Labor walk by the Camden County CWA Coalition (Locals 1014, 1038, 1040 and 1084, plus 1036 and 1085) and a bigger Get Out the Vote effort on Election Day, in which CWA members visited all CWA households in Camden County, helped get Democrat Phil Murphy elected as our next Governor. The participants met at the Local 1084 hall in Camden and spread out throughout Camden County to ensure that the vote of union members was maximized. Congratulations to those who participated on helping with this big win.

Camden ( Updated 10/27/17) - The City of Camden City Council approved the layoff of all City Public Safety Telecommunicators (PSTs) effective December 31 at special meeting on October 14. Camden County will take over the service on January 1. PSTs explained what the layoff would mean to their families and described the past service to the City and its residents. Several of the PSTs informed Council that they had applied for a position with Camden County but had been denied a job after failing a test designed for new PSTs.

Camden (10/9/17) - A hearing examiner for the N.J. Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) found the Camden County Library Commission in violation of the N.J. Employer-Employee Relations Act (NJEERA) when it barred CWA Local 1014 represented Library employees from wearing union t-shirts at work.  

Pennsauken (10/2/17) - The 2017 Henry J. Dunn III Scholarship Golf Tournament, held on September 21, 2017 at the Pennsauken Country Club in Pennsauken, NJ, raised $10,056 for the union’s scholarship fund.  The tournament is the primary source of revenue for the Local’s Scholarship Fund.  The tournament is named after former President Henry J. Dunn III, who passed away in 2001. The event includes both the golf tournament and a dinner/auction. 

Camden (10/2/17) - Members of the CWA Local 1014 Prosecutor’s Office Unit ratified a new contract covering 2017-2020 on September 26. The contract includes increases of $1,000 per year for workers hired after wage scale steps were eliminated for new workers. The $1,000 represents an increase which averages approximately 2.7% per year for most of those workers. Workers on steps receive a step increase (5%) every other year. Employees at or above the top step receive 2% increases per year.

Camden (9/27/17) - Local 1014 President Karl Walko was nominated, without opposition, for a new term at the Local’s September 28 meeting. Vice President Leah Hicks, retiring at the end of her current term, will be replaced by Amber Pallante, currently representing the Camden County Library Support Staff bargaining unit on Local’s trustee board. Pallante and other current officers were also nominated, without opposition.

Camden  (9/26/17) - The City of Camden Parking Authority supervisory and non-supervisory CWA Local 1014 workers recently ratified new agreements covering 2016 through 2020 with their employer. The new agreements were approved by the Parking Authority Board of Commissioners on September 27. The non-supervisory agreement included increases in wages totaling 13% over the five years. The supervisory agreement included increases in wages totaling 12.25% over the five years. Both agreements included no concessions in benefits. The contracts cover 26 union members.