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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 Gen Danner
Vice President   Mary Tarditi   Lacey Terri Stawski
Treasurer Walter Korch   OCBSS   Debbi Madensky
Secretary Sharon Vogel      


September 23, 2014 at 12:51 pm

President Vidal's testimony at the State Assembly Human Services committee on 09/22/14

"My name is Ellen Vidal.  I am the President of CWA Local 1088, which represents workers at the Ocean County Board of Social Services and where I have worked for over 20 years.  I am also here representing the CWA Welfare Local’s Council which I am the Chair.  Collectively we represent thousands of workers at welfare boards in nearly every county.  I would like to thank the committee for allowing me the opportunity to speak today.

I won’t spend much time talking about CASS.  What I know about CASS is that it’s been promised over and over for several years, and we still have not seen it, and now we’re...

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