CWA Members Overwhelmingly Vote to Ratify NJ State Worker Contract

After more than a year of preparation, mobilization, and tough bargaining with the State of New Jersey, our 35,000 members voted to ratify our 2023-2027 Executive Branch contract by 94.01% to 5.99%.

Administrative-Clerical Unit

Yes – 96.21%
No – 3.79%

Professional Unit

Yes – 93.97%
No – 6.03%

Primary Level Supervisors Unit

Yes – 92.77%
No – 7.23%

Higher Level Supervisors

Yes – 92.60%
No – 7.4%


Yes – 94.01%
No – 5.99%

This was an unprecedented effort by our bargaining committee, Local and District leaderships, shop stewards, mobilizers, and most of all, our membership. Workers up and down the state came together to fight for a fair contract that recognizes our members’ hard work keeping New Jersey going strong. The result is a historic contract with significant gains that delivered on our goals and sets a foundation for continued work in several areas.

When we fight together, we win!

In Solidarity,

Dennis Trainor, District 1 Vice President
William Gallagher, District 1 Assistant to the VP
Fran Ehret, NJ Area Director
John Rose, Local 1031
Migdalia Santiago, Local 1032
Gaye Palmer, Local 1033
Adam Liebtag, Local 1036
Ken McNamara, Local 1037
Shawn Ludwig, Local 1038
Michele Long-Vickers, Local 1040

We could not achieve this success without the support of all of our members. If you aren’t a member and want to become one, please see your branch president or shop steward for a membership card, or download one at