A dozen activists from CWA Local 1036 joined Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein in Hamilton on Saturday, as the group volunteered their time to help Greenstein get elected to the State Senate this fall.
Greenstein is running in a special election to fill the seat vacated by long-time CWA friend Bill Baroni (R-Hamilton), who was appointed earlier this year to serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Mike Justiniano, a Vice President at the Local, was one of those who came. Watch him below:
Please join us for a rally and parade on Sunday, September 5. The parade steps off at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Botto House Labor Museum and goes to Paterson Falls for a celebration and festival. This year’s parade is in honor of public workers, and the Grand Marshall will be NJEA President Barbara Keshishian. CWA will have a contingent marching in solidarity. Come and wear red!
Were you too young to go to Washington when Martin Luther King gave this “I Have a Dream” speech? Did you miss 1981 Solidarity Day, when hundreds of thousands of union members went to Washington to demand jobs and their rights? Don’t miss ONE NATION DAY, when hundreds of unions and Civil Rights groups are going to Washington to demand the change we voted for.
As legislators consider Chris Christie’s anti-worker “Toolkit” to reform public jobs in New Jersey, CWA members are putting on a full-court press.
Last Wednesday, public workers from four CWA Locals met with Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt in Voorhees, to discuss concerns with the proposed legislation. CWA told Lampitt not to place artificial caps on collective bargaining, and not to dismantle the worker protections in Civil Service in New Jersey.