About CWA New Jersey

Who We Are.

Communications Workers of America (CWA) New Jersey represents more than 70,000 working families in New Jersey, including more than 40,000 state workers, 15,000 county and local government workers, and thousands of workers in the telecommunications and direct-care industries. 

CWA New Jersey includes over 30 chartered local unions and is led by our President Chris Shelton and Area Director Hetty Rosenstein. We use “the triple threat,” the CWA Triangle, as our model for building power & representing the interests of all our working & retired members & their families.

CWA New Jersey is part of CWA District 1, which includes New York, New Jersey and New England and is led by District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor.

CWA is affiliated at the national, state and local level with the American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).

The CWA Triangle

The CWA Triangle- the “triple threat”- symbolizes the three major pillars of our union: Representation, Organizing and Movement Building.

The sides of the Triangle reflects how CWA builds our power, strengthens our union and defends our rights. The Triangle is a strong building component. But, if one side is weakened, it becomes unsteady and the structure collapses. Understanding the importance of each side will keep our union strong.