For the last several weeks, CWA members in New Jersey have been fighting for the Responsible Collective Negotiations Act to strengthen workers’ bargaining rights. The act expands the scope of bargaining for state government workers beyond essential topics like wages and benefits. It stops state government management from imposing their version of a contract during negotiation with employees. It also allows unions to charge non-union members for the cost of arbitration. With time running out to get this bill passed, members sent over 700 emails to their New Jersey State legislators, urging them to stand with workers and strengthen our collective bargaining rights. That hard work paid off on Monday, January 12, 2022, when legislators voted to PASS the Responsible Collective Negotiations Act in the Senate (23-14) and Assembly (49-27-1).