CWA Local 1037 is running a massive Get Out The Vote effort to support Barbara Buono for Governor and to approve an increase to the minimum wage! GO VOTE TODAY!!!!

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NJ Department of Human Services REFUSES to Accept Petition Supporting Child Care Providers

On October 29, 2013, child care providers, working parents, union members, community supporters and children marched on the NJ Department of Human Services to deliver a petition signed by 500+ supporters demanding a new contract and a raise for 2,000 home child care providers in New Jersey. The Department of Human Services REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE PETITION!!!

Worry not…we’re coming back BIGGER, LOUDER & STRONGER!!!

If you haven’t already, lend your voice to the struggle by signing the petition at!

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CWA Local 1037 Shop Steward Running for Office

allison friedmanMy name is Allison Friedman and I am a CWA 1037 shop steward running assembly for the 13th District, which is most of the Bayshore area in Monmouth County. I have chosen to run in an effort to ensure the voice of the working families is heard. The current Assemblywoman is Amy Handlin, the sponsor of the right to work legislation.

We need for the middle class to show up at the polls and I need your help to get the word out!  I have knocked on a number of doors and I need help motivating other working families not to give up and take their lives and future back by voting November 5th. Starting October 19th, the following Saturdays and Election Day, I need volunteers to walk with me. Please sign up  AND please be sure to follow me on Facebook

Together we can put a new voice into office – and what could be better than to make it a CWA Local 1037 voice!

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Community Groups, Labor Unions Join Immigration Justice Advocates in Freehold for Rally & March

On Saturday, October 5th, several hundred gathered in Freehold, NJ as part of the National Day for Human Dignity & Respect. Immigration justice activists were joined by friends in the labor movement, social justice organizations and non-profit service providers in 160 cities across the country to draw attention to stalled immigration reform efforts in Congress and the devastating impacts that deportations are having on hard-working families and immigrant communities across New Jersey and around the country.

Supporters gathered at Casa Freehold and marched for several miles before holding a rally at the Hall of Records where speakers from Casa Freehold, SEIU 32BJ, NJ Communities United and CWA Local 1037 rallied the crowd to demand that Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) support immigration reform in Congress.

“This is something that hits close to home as my parents are both from El Salvador,” said Emma Claro, a Union City resident and member of NJ Communities United. “My family had the opportunity to become citizens, but it was not without real struggle. We need to make sure that hard-working immigrant families are able to have this opportunity moving forward.” Continue reading

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Local 1037 Shop Stewards Gather in Long Branch

Shop Stewards for CWA Local 1037 gathered in Long Branch, NJ on September 27th, 28th and 29th for the annual conference which focused on skills building, unity and planning the work of the local for the coming year!

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CWA Local 1037 Home Child Care Providers Rally for a New Contract & a Raise!

Home child care providers rallied for a new contract and a on September 19th at the NJ Department of Human Services. After years of negotiations, these hard-working women are still being denied a wage increase – something they haven’t had in nearly 5 years! The struggle for a new contract and a raise will help child care providers manage their responsibilities as parents and providers, as well as help working families who are dependent on these critical services so they can go to work & school with the comfort of knowing their children are well-cared for, fed, educated and above all, loved!

YOU can support this struggle by signing the petition!

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Local 1109 Members Organize at Cablevision, Launch New Rap Protest Group “Tech 22”

Cablevision workers from Brooklyn ask CEO James Dolan, “Where the papers at?” in this awesome new video. Performed live on stage at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. “Tech 22,” the protest rap group formed out of this struggle for justice in the workplace and broadcast their message of solidarity! Learn more about the fight at

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