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New Jersey Executive Branch

New Jersey CWA members ratified a contract with Governor Phil Murphy's Administration covering 35,000 workers employed by the Executive Branch of New Jersey State Government.

"We are heartened to reach this fair agreement with the Murphy Administration," said CWA District 1 Vice-President Dennis Trainor. "This is a great day for New Jersey and the working men and women who dedicate their lives to making state government run."

The contract addresses all retroactive increments and clothing allowance payments, provides two across-the-board pay increases of 2%, and came with no concessions – a major victory rewarding years of solidarity by CWA members throughout the state and the hard work by the bargaining committee.

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Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group (DTG)

DTG rental agents at the Los Angeles International Airport, members of CWA Local 9003, voted overwhelmingly to ratify their first-ever collective bargaining agreement. The agreement includes retroactive pay, wage increases that averaged an immediate 22% increase with substantial increases every year over the life of the contact, institutes a comprehensive grievance process, and maintains benefits with no premium increases.

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Aclara Technologies (Smart Grid Solutions)

About 250 utility meter installers at Aclara/SGS, members of CWA Local 1109, ratified their first contract. The contract, which members called "life-changing," will double members' base wages over the life of the contract, institute paid time off for the first time, provide job protections, and much more.