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Local 1032 of the Communications Workers of America represents
public and private sector workers in New Jersey and New
York. We are here to share with you some information about
our union and its members.
The public hearing on the Commission's proposed job banding rule took place on Wednesday, April 10th. This was simply a hearing on the proposed rule and no action was taken. In fact, no members of the Commission attended - only staff who simply recorded the testimony. The public comment period on the proposed rule goes through may 17th after which the Commission will have to vote on adoption of the final rule.
Despite being held during the workday and in a room barely holding 50 people, we packed the hearing and had well over 100 people outside picketing throughout. There was extensive testimony in strong opposition to the proposed rule from a wide range of individuals and organiations. NOBODY testified in support of the proposed rule.
Among those testifying in opposition were Senator Linda Greenstein, Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo, Assemblyman Dan Benson and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman. In addition, CWA-NJ Area Director Hetty Rosenstein, CWA 1036 President Adam Liebtag, NJ AFL-CIO Legislative Director Eric Richard and representatives from AFSCME, IFPTE, Professional Fire Fighters Association of New Jersey spoke strongly about Labor's concerns with the proposed rule. President Liebtag also delivered over 2,300 letters petitioning the CSC to hold additional hearings throughout the State. To this point, the CSC has denied our request for additional hearings. Additional testimony in opposition came from other community allies, including Garden State Equality, the Latino Action Network and disability rights organization Next Steps, all of whom expressed concern that the proposed rule will eliminate protections for minorities, women and the disabled and will open the door to further discrimination.
We are planning additional actions during the remainder of the public comment period - more information on those will be available soon.
Thanks to everyone who came out in opposition.
Posted: February 5th, 2013
State Worker Contract: July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2015
Voting on the tenatative agreement closed at 1PM on June 5th. All 4 bargaining units have ratified the agreement!
We will post the results once we receive the final certification of results. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Last week the Civil Service Commission adopted a rule extending PLB usage through December 31, 2012. According to the rule, PLB days cannot be carried over beyond that date. Like the previous rule that we successfully challenged in court, this rule clearly violates the terms of the 2009 MOA which states that PLB days can be carried over indefinitely and unused days can be cashed out upon separation. We will do whatever is necessary to enforce the terms of the MOA, including challenging this new rule in Court. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
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