Bargaining Update

Members of CWA Local 13101 unanimously ratified a new collective agreement with the State of Delaware, Department of Health and Special Services, Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities.

For the first time in Delaware history, Senior Social Workers and Case Managers won a wage package that is guaranteed through collective bargaining. Previously, they were considered “merit employees” dependent on the governor and state legislature for wage increases. The victory was a result of intense political action by members of CWA Local 13101 and the Delaware AFL-CIO who convinced legislators to pass a bill allowing the union to bargain those members’ wages.

The new agreement will provide a $1,000 base wage increase in July 2021 and 3% base wage increases in July 2022 and July 2023.