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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.

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).

Verizon workers along the East Coast overwhelmingly voted to ratify new contracts that were negotiated following a historic 45-day strike by nearly 40,000 workers.

Voting separately, CWA members in the New York-New England region (CWA District 1) and the mid-Atlantic (CWA District 2-13) and in New Jersey overwhelmingly ratified four-year contracts.

Workers represented by IBEW Locals 827 (mid-Atlantic) and 2213, New York, and T6 in New England also overwhelmingly ratified the contracts.