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. Our members live and work in every county in NJ, with a concentration in Mercer, Burlington, Hunterdon and southern NJ counties.

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.


  • Direct 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
  • Mobilization around issue campaigns: negotiating contracts, fighting privatization efforts, lobbying around legislation affecting our membership, getting out an informed union vote in key political contests

Specific unit work:

  • Representation-intensive units with concentration on internal organizing, casework (disciplines and grievances), member questions and complaints, investigations
  • Blue-collar, Trump-voting union members: focused on daily representation issues, maintaining a strong union presence in each work site but creating a more progressive agenda is a continuing project.


  • Field work is expected and frequent, but the Local’s main office is in central 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 and familiarity with 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 resume and cover letter to: Hiring Committee at information@cwa1036.org

We are looking for multiple candidates to fill positions.

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