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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.

Thanks to broad participation by Local 1014 members and the local community and the hard work of the organizing committee, this year’s Dunn Golf Tournament earned a prof

How can unions help create a social movement to take on Wall Street’s economic and political dominance?

That’s the question that the Co

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. 

There’s a direct relationship between the ballot box and the bread box, and what the union fights for and wins at the bargaining table can be taken away in the legislative halls. – Walter Reuther

On August 14 at the Pennsauken Country Club, Local 1014 held its annual all-day training session for member representatives. This year’s event focused on the writing of grievances for success, approaching new workers, keeping members informed, the impact of the Janus decision, organizing co-workers through the contract negotiations process, the current political environment and its impact on Local 1014 and its members and, last but not least, reaching out to members under 35 years old as part of the CWA’s Next Gen program.

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 fight for a $15/hour minimum rate for Camden County Library workers. Library workers who were making as little as $8.92/hour before the contract settlement last year will make $15/hour starting in January 2019.

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 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".