The CWA state worker bargaining committee will hold a call for all CWA state worker shop stewards to update stewards on the status of contract negotiations with the state. The call will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29th.
To join the call, dial: 888-886-6603 at 6:30 p.m. and then enter the passcode followed by the '#' sign, which is 17819#
On November 28, Senator Menendez visited the Alcatel-Lucent building in Murray Hill and met with employees there, many of whom are represented by the CWA. We'd like to thank the Senator for the visit and especially thank him for his support of the CWA's efforts in Washington to extend and expand section 420 of the Tax Code. This legislation is crucial for our retirees since it will allow companies to use assets in significantly over funded pension plans to fund retiree life insurance and to continue to use excess pension assets to finance retiree health care. We really appreciate Senator Menendez's leadership in helping to make this happen.
New Jersey spoke decisively yesterday, electing many progressive Democrats despite Governor Christie's desperate attempts to create a blank check legislature for the rest of his term. Democrats maintained their numbers in the State Senate and picked up an additional seat in the Assembly to strengthen their majority there.
CWA NJ congratulates its endorsees on their victories and thanks the hundreds of CWA Members who volunteered their time to make more than 126K phone calls, knock on tens of thousands of doors, and pass out thousands of leaflets in support of these candidates. Thank you! You are the backbone of the union!
Bonnie Watson Coleman
Valerie Vainieri Huttle