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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.

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.

Gloucester Township (7/10/17) - On July 20, union members in the Gloucester Township Public Works Unit ratified a new three-agreement with the Township covering 2017-2019. The agreement includes and increase of 2% each year plus an additional increase in the first year which offsets the 2017 increase in workers' premium contributions for health care. The state-mandated Chapter 78 premium contributions were phased in during 2014-2017.

Gloucester Township (7/10/17) - Local 1014's Gloucester Townshp Supervisory bargaining unit approved a three-year contract (2017-2019), 10 yes and 1 no, covering fifteen white and blue collar supervisors. The contract includes wage increases of 2% plus an additional flat amount to offset the increase in health insurance premium contributions in year 4 of the four-year Chapter 78 required phase-in for most employees. Administrative supervisors received an adjustment in the first year and 2% increases in year 2 and 3.