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CWA Court Workers Win Big with Tentative Agreement

Court workers represented by CWA Local 1036 in New Jersey are wrapping up negotiations with substantial wins in a new tentative bargaining agreement. Workers with the Professional Non-Court Related Unit of the N.J. Judiciary, including court service officers, attorneys, administrative specialists, and information technology analysts, will see robust wage increases, protections for remote workers, and a new stipend for bilingual workers. If ratified, the new contract will be the first since 2014 to raise the annual progression and will create a new maximum wage for those who have already reached their salary cap.

Committee members were aided in negotiations by CWA Local 1036 President Adam Liebtag, Local 1036 Lead Staff Representative Brian Dilks-Brotman, and legal counsel to Local 1036 David Beckett. For Anastasia Jackson, a first-time Committee Member, the negotiations team truly embodied solidarity: “When the Judiciary provided a response, whether positive or not, our team always provided several scenarios for us to consider when aiding to structure the contract. As a steward representing the membership, I truly felt heard, which was very important to me.” She went on to say that she “gained a whole new appreciation for the hard work our Union does for us as employees, and I’m much more grateful to have CWA Local 1036 in my corner.”

Chris Ezzi NJ Court Worker

CWA Local 1036 Bargaining Committee Member Chris Ezzi is excited about the tentative agreement the committee was able to reach with the N.J. Judiciary.


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