Listen Again: April 13 Tele Town Hall

Topics & Call Overview:

Strike at Verizon, Hetty Rosenstein, CWA NJ Director

  • 40,000 CWA & IBEW members walked off the job at Verizon on April 13 after bargaining for 10 months.
  • Verizon is proposing massive cuts to employee and retiree health benefits even while making $1.5 billion in profit a month in 2015.
  • Support workers and go to a picket line location. Find a picket line by visiting

Constitutional Amendment Campaign, Seth Hahn, Political Director

  • Review of legislative timeframe when Amendment will be passed a second time in the Legislature to officially be on the ballot
    Constitutional Amendment Mobilization: Labor Walks and Phone Banks

    • On the homepage of Go to to view a schedule of walks and contact your local to coordinate your volunteer activities.

Legal Update on Increments – Hetty Rosenstein

  • Unions won Atlantic Decision at PERC. Christie Administration immediately appealed.
  • It could be some time before the NJ Supreme Court decides to hear the case.