CWA Local 1085 covers approximately 1500 public employees in Gloucester County, Salem County, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Our members include county workers, state judiciary workers, and municipal employees. Some provide health or social services, while others maintain our highways, parks, and public buildings. Members also work in the court system, serve as 911 dispatchers, respond to medical emergencies, provide animal control services, maintain public records, and provide housing, transportation, and economic development services.
We are part of the Communications Workers of America, one of the strongest and most respected labor unions in the AFL-CIO. We take pride in representing our members, whether in the workplace, at the bargaining table, or in the community.
CWA Local 1085 was chartered by the Communications Workers of America in 1972 to represent employees at the Gloucester County Welfare Board (now the Division of Social Services). Over the years it has expanded by organizing a wide variety of other public employees in Gloucester County and beyond. In 1996 CWA Local 1041 in Salem County merged with Local 1085. Today Local 1085 represents almost 1500 public employees in the southwestern corner of New Jersey.