CWA Local 1036

CWA Local 1036

Staff Representative
(multiple positions available)

Based in Trenton, NJ


CWA Local 1036 is a statewide local union representing 7,800 members working primarily in the NJ public sector for state, county and municipal government.

We are seeking motivated, professional, and progressive candidates for full-time positions that will combine member representation work, internal organizing, and leadership development with our stewards and members in the field.

Experience representing county and municipal units will be given strong consideration.


  • Member representation: grievances, disciplinary appeals, workplace disputes, departmental and arbitration hearings, labor management meetings
  • Field work – worksite meetings, member committee building and meetings, steward recruitment and development
  • Internal organizing – motivating non-members to join the union, leadership development
  • Mobilization around issue campaigns: negotiating contracts, fighting privatization efforts, lobbying on legislation affecting our membership, getting out an informed union vote in key political contests
  • Experience with contract negotiations will be given strong consideration.

Specific unit work:

  • Representation-intensive units with concentration on internal organizing, casework (disciplines and grievances), member questions and complaints, investigations
  • Politically-centrist or center-right bargaining units where building the union and creating a more progressive agenda are continuing projects

Field work is expected and frequent. The main areas for these positions will be Central and South Jersey.


  • Effective analytical and communication skills are a must; ability to read, think and write clearly and convincingly; talk and think on your feet; make effective oral arguments and present well to the membership.
  • Talk to large and small groups, motivate others to join the union and take action
  • Strong organization skills with ability to multi-task and pay attention to follow-up
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, internet and email programs
  • Able to set and meet important deadlines, operate with a high level of personal responsibility

Experience: Work experience in the labor movement, issue campaigns, field organizing, social work, politics, or legal fields preferred. Experience with NJ public sector/government employment, NJ politics, or labor organizing are advantageous.

Other: Driver’s License and reliable transportation required.

Salary is competitive. Benefits package includes medical and prescription, dental, 401k, paid vacation and sick leave.

Travel is required as needed.

Please send résumé and cover letter to: Hiring Committee at: information@cwa1036.org.

We are looking for multiple candidates to fill positions.

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