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

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

Evesham Township (2/7/17) - CWA members and health care advocates stood up for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or "Obamacare" by taking the fight to save health care to the district offices of Republican Congress members across New Jersey. Each Wednesday throughout February and March, CWA along with partner organizations in the NJ for Health Care coalition coordinated vigils outside the district offices of New Jersey’s five Republican Congressmen to generate grassroots pressure on them to oppose the repeal of the ACA without replacement.

Washington, DC (2/7/17) - More than 1,000 CWA women and men came to Washington, D.C., last Saturday to stand up for justice and dignity for all and to protect our rights. They joined a crowd that grew to half a million people, who rallied near the U.S. Capitol then marched to the White House. Many thousands more joined marches in their own cities.

As buses rolled into CWA headquarters, CWA President Chris Shelton, Secretary-Treasurer Sara Steffens, and AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson greeted the riders, many of whom left their homes just after midnight.

Camden (2/7/17) - Local 1014 members in the Camden County Prosecutor's Office joined together as testimony to their solidarity in the current contract negotiations with the Prosecutor. The Unit's contract expired on December 31, 2016. Negotiations are ongoing.

Murphy’s Progressive Vision For NJ’s Working Families Makes Him Best Candidate

PRESS RELEASE 12/14/16 BY CWA DISTRICT 1

(NEWARK, NEW JERSEY) – Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) enthusiastically endorsed Phil Murphy for Governor in the Democratic Primary. According to CWA Locals and Members, Murphy is the best candidate – because he shares their progressive values and fights for New Jersey’s middle-class and working families.

Pennsauken (10/31/16) - The CWA Camden County Coalition held its third annual Steward Seminar at Pennsauken Country Club on October 26. Approximately 75 stewards, trustees and officers from CWA Local 1014 (county and municipal workers in Camden County), 1038 (state, local government and private sector workers), 1079 (Camden School District workers) and 1084 (Camden Board of Social Services workers) attended the day’s events. Here’s a summary of the day and further information.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

On Thursday morning, Senator Sweeney held a press conference in which he said that he would not post the Constitutional Amendment for a final vote in the Senate, the last step necessary to place the question on the ballot in November. His stated reason was that he is one or two votes short of a veto-proof majority on a bill to fund the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

At a State Investment Council meeting in late May, Labor Representatives attempted to pass a motion reducing the funds invested in hedge funds to no more than 4% of the pension portfolio—down from 12.5%. The change would save the fund hundreds of millions of dollars in fees. The return for these investments has been extremely poor for several years causing the pension funds in other states, including California, New York, Illinois and Nevada to divest completely from hedge funds.

CWA President Chris Shelton kicked off the conference with a rousing speech, stressing that "these are movement times, times when the fight for fundamental change in our system is on, and all of us must join." He commended CWA members for their victory at Verizon: "They showed the entire labor movement and all of America that when workers stick together and fight, 'there is no greater power anywhere beneath the sun!'" He also spoke about the presidential race and labor's fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).