cwa local 1039
CWA Local 1039 is a public sector union representing 3725 employees of New Jersey State Workers in the Administrative/Clerical, Professional, Higher Level and Supervisory bargaining units. We represent workers at the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Department of Children and Families (DCF), Department of Human Services (DHS), State Parole Board (SPB), Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC). We also represent private sector workers of Northeast Communications Global Inc.
Why We Exist
1947: Coming Together in One National Union: The Founding of The Communications Workers of America
1981: CWA Organizes Public Workers - One of the biggest successes in the public sector was the organizing of 34,000 New Jersey state workers . Today, CWA represents 100,000 public and health care workers across the country.
2017: CWA Strong Union Strong - We are over 700,000 men and women who organized together for bargaining power and justice for all working families. Our strategy for success is to energize every worker at every CWA workplace. If you're a member, step up and become an activist. If you're not a member, join CWA today. This is critical across our union, across the public sector and private sector employers. This is how we stop the privatization of Medicare, stop attacks on working families and remind employers that they can't push us around.
CWA STRONG is a challenge to all of us, to create shared understanding of the forces that seek to derail the gains we've made. We'll use the smarts we've acquired in decades of organizing, bargaining and mobilization to reach every member, strengthen our union and protect good jobs, wages, benefits and retirement.
THE CWA STRONG PLEDGE:
"I pledge to be an active member of my union. I will make my local stronger by encouraging non-members to join and doing whatever it takes to protect our jobs, wages, benefits and retirement. I am CWA STRONG."
CWA members in every sector have faced employer demands to contract our and offshore our jobs, cut benefits and diminish our working conditions. CWA has a record of success in lasting one day longer than management, on the picket line or at the bargaining table.
This year, CWA will be negotiating more than 80 contracts covering some 88,000 workers. CWA Local 1039, together with the Bargaining Committee of CWA New Jersey locals (1031, 1032, 1033, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1040) who represent New Jersey public workers are currently bargaining a contract for over 35,000 workers. We will coordinate bargaining as never before, sharing information and strategies throughout our union, and fighting giveback demands.
THE CONCESSION STAND IS CLOSED. CWA local 1039 will not give in to bullying, concessions, and bad contractual language.
The challenge to all of us is to maintain our ability to negotiate good contracts, to lead the fight to keep good jobs in our communities and to look out for CWA members and working families.
Our goal is to create a shared understanding of the forces that want to derail the gains we've made, and with a united and energized membership, protect jobs, wages, benefits and retirement.
Our union is tough. We have a strong foundation of member mobilization, participation and activism that will be the basis of CWA STRONG. We'll use the smarts we've acquired over decades of bargaining, organizing and mobilization to reach every member, strengthen the union in our workplaces and increase our ability to fight back. It's an "all hands on deck" moment. To succeed, CWA STRONG requires the commitment of every member. This is the only way we can build on our successes and continue to fight to protect our jobs, living standards, contracts and rights.
2017 could be one of the most dangerous years in CWA's history.
Or it could be a year of extraordinary accomplishment by CWA members.
It's up to us to make that happen.
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