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Communications Workers
of America Local 1088

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Congressional Candidate - Aimee Belgard- NJ 3rd Congressional District 
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(TRENTON, NJ) – This afternoon, Governor Chris Christie broke his latest promise. In dealing with a budget shortfall north of $800 million - of his own making - Christie declared that he is refusing to make pledged pension payments. 
Below please find a statement from Communications Workers of America’s NJ State Director Hetty Rosenstein in response:
“Governor Christie said he fixed the state pension. He said our economy was the New Jersey Comeback, and he’d stop relying on one-shot gimmicks.  He said record-breaking tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy would create jobs. After five years of Christie at the helm, it turns out every single thing he's promised has failed miserably - with a record sixth credit-downgrade by Wall Street to show for all his failures. It’s time Christie realizes what everyone else knows: cutting taxes for the super-wealthy, while stealing money from pensions hasn’t worked yet. And it wont work this time. At every turn, Governor Christie has chosen the path of economic instability, due to his wrong priorities and callous actions towards New Jersey’s working families. Since Christie is clearly unwilling to be a responsible actor, we call on the state legislature to step up and be the adults in the room.”
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In Solidarity,
Ellen Vidal, President CWA Local 1088

Welcome to Your Union!

CWA Local 1088, founded in 1973, is almost 500 members strong and growing.  The vast majority of our local is currently in the public sector workforce. We currently have Chapters at: Ocean County Board of Social Services, Judical, Lacey Township, Pine Beach. We are currently building our newest chapter at Island Heights DPW.

Executive Board   Chapter Vice Presidents
President Ellen Vidal   Judical Lin Mills
Vice President   Alex Czarkowski   Lacey Terri Stawski
Treasurer Rocco Piccolo   OCBSS   Debbi Madensky
Secretary Julie Hansen      


Ocean County Board of Social Services

September 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm

July 2013 County Welfare Council Meeting


posted by Ellen Vidal

Affordable Care Act/ NJ Medicaid Expansion

May 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm

Starting October 1, 2013, consumers in all states will be able to choose new affordable health insurance options through a new Healthcare Insurance Marketplace.  Please click the following links for more information:





posted by Ellen Vidal

Lacey Chapter

March 22, 2011 at 10:39 am

Lacey's contract was up December 31, 2012.  Thank You to all members who submitted their surveys and voted.  We are now awaiting the Township Council to approve the MOA.  Members will be advised as negotiations proceed, we all hope for a quick resolution as everyone is aware Lacey had a 0% increase for three years in their last contract and essentially earned less as a result of Gov. Christie's change in Legislation.

posted by Ellen Vidal