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About the Communications Workers of America
CWA is the abbreviation for the Communications Workers of America. The CWA is an international labor union, one of the country's biggest,representing over 600,000 workers. This is a diversified union that represents people working in the communications industry, health care providers, general manufacturing, electric and gas utilities and public employees. The State of New Jersey is a major employer of CWA members.
Who is CWA Local 1078?
CWA Local 1078 is the labor union organization that represents the non-uniformed blue and white collar workers of the City of Ocean City. We are the representatives for both the full time and part time employees. Our members are also employed by the Ocean City Free Public Library in both full time and part time positions.
Local 1078 is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and the Atlantic and Cape May Counity Central Labor Council.
Every September marks the anniversary of the establishment of Local 1078. The local was chartered on September 1, 1983 to be the exclusive representatives of the city's white and blue collar workers.
Local 1078 is guided by a four officer Executive Board. Each officer is elected to a three year term in office.
What We Do For The Residents And Visitors?
There has been much talk, of late, about Public Safety. Local 1078 members are on the front lines of keeping the public safe. Our members staff the Ocean City Department Of Public Safety Communications Facility. The Public Safety Telecommunicators, they use to be called Dispatchers, man the 911 Emergency telephones. These highly trained men and women answer the calls and within seconds determine what and where the emergency is. In less than 1 minute they send the necessary services to the location of the emergency. The Telecommunicators give information to the callers on what to do until help arrives. While the operation is going on they monitor the radio to send additional resources if needed. They may be called upon to keep track of several emergencies at once. Our Telecommunicators provide these services for both Ocean City and Upper Township.