CWA Local 1014 would like to express our condolences on the loss of our union brother, Curtis Jenkins III.

June 28, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

On Thursday June 13th, over 2,000 workers and allies swarmed the Trenton Statehouse Annex. They were there in support of passing a millionaires' tax and protecting collective bargaining rights.

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.

Trenton (6/6/17) - CWA District 1 has endorsed Phil Murphy for Governor in the June 6 Democratic Primary. In the City of Camden primary election for Democratic mayoral candidate, CWA endorsed Frank Moran.

In addition to the above, City Council Candidates Tracey Hall Cooper, Namibia El and Curtis Jenkins were endorsed.

Voorhees Township (4/13/17) - Camden County Library System Support Staff—members of CWA Local 1014— and Librarians— members of AFSCME NJ fight for $15 in Camden County. These bargaining units are overwhelmingly female and they are the lowest-paid County workers, while the library is the highest-rated County service.

Davis VisionCamden (3/31/17) - Local 1014 members receiving vision benefit coverage through the union will be pleased by our switch to Davis Vision, effective April 1, 2017.

Davis Vision offers free exclusive collection frames, lower member out-of-pocket, value added benefits and fixed lens pricing.