Mar 10, 2016
CWA state workers in the executive branch in New Jersey voted overwhelmingly to finance a constitutional amendment campaign to secure public workers' pensions and hold elected officials accountable. Members in the judicial branch will vote separately.
By 80.65 percent to 19.35 percent, CWA state workers voted to increase their dues by 50 cents per week so that they could successfully fight back against the attack on pensions and health care by Governor Chris Christie (R).
The campaign will include an unprecedented, statewide member education campaign, aimed at mobilizing some 800,000 active employees and retirees. CWA volunteers will go door-to-door to talk with other union members, and a media/public communications campaign will make the case to New Jersey's nearly 4 million voting residents. More than 500 CWA job stewards and activists already have joined mobilization training. The amendment will be on the November ballot.