Local 601 of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO represents over 1,300 working families that work at Public Service Electric & Gas in New Jersey. Chartered in 1942 originally as the Independent Union Utility Co Worker Association of America, the UWUA AFL-CIO was then chartered from that group in November of 2001. Local 601 members cover all customer services for the customer operations sector of PSEG ranging from meter readers, outside field collections, inside collections, customer service and call center jobs, walk in customer service representatives, clerical staff and those who work in the billing and payment center.
Local 601 also represents workers at the Jersey Transit that process bus accidents and handle the claims. Local 601's territory ranges in the state of New Jersey, all the way from the northern part in New Burgen County to he southern part of the state in Camden County. Aside from their busy work schedules, members of Local 601 give back to the community through charity by participating in the March of Dimes walks, Breast Cancer Awareness and Toys for Tots just to name a few.