CWA NJ Newsletter March 21st

From working to stop Verizon from hurting small businesses to working to stop Governor Christie from closing developmental centers, this is some of the work CWA members have been up to this week.

80% of NJ Schools Will have Larger Class Sizes This Year, Parents to Pay Extra for Buses, Activities

80% of schools in New Jersey will have fewer teachers this year than last year, according to a survey completed by the New Jersey School Boards Association on August 9. That number includes 16% of New Jersey schools who say they will cut 10% or more of their teachers. 
 

Save the Date: October 2 One Nation Rally in Washington, DC

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. 
 

CWA Members Blanket State, Speak Out Against Christie's Anti-Worker Agenda

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. 
 

The Week Ahead: What CWA is Doing and How YOU Can Get Involved

A lot is happening around the state this week.  CWA will be there, and we want you to get involved!

How Much of Your Salary Will You Make When Management Can Just Not Pay You?

On May 10, Governor Christie unleashed a series of proposals to attack public sector unions in New Jersey, which he called his “Toolkit” for reform. There are 33 proposals in the package.