Countdown to Election Day:


Join us in Newark for a Debate Rally/Watch Party


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO welcomes our affiliates to join us in Newark to show support for our endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Phil Murphy, who will face off against Kim Guadagno in the first of two scheduled debates on October 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Pledge to Volunteer


This week we celebrated Labor Day, recognizing the achievements of working people across the country. Now, with only 61 days until Election Day, it’s time for us to get to work on our Labor 2017 program.  

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21st Annual Labor Candidates School Primes Union Member Office Seekers for Success in Crucial 2017 Election


As the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School marks its 21st year, we are proud to congratulate this year’s graduating class of 33 rank-and-file union members, who will be running for offices across our state from the municipal to county level. In addition, there are 23 Labor Candidates School alumni, who will seek reelection to office this year, including seven members of the State Legislature.

For photos of this year’s class, please CLICK HERE.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Announces 2017 Endorsements


More than 600 delegates, representing 1,000 labor unions and one million members and their families, convened at Harrah’s Atlantic City on June 20-21, 2017, for the purpose of candidate endorsements and reaffirming the priorities of the state labor movement.

A complete list of candidate endorsements is HERE.

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PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: Tues, June 6, 2017

Polls Open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

New Jersey will be a focal point in the world of politics this year. We are one of two states to hold a governor’s race – the other being Virginia. All 40 state Senate seats and all 80 state Assembly seats will be up for grabs, and there will be more than 50 rank-and-file union members on the ballot this year.

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Announcing the 21st Annual Labor Candidates School

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO runs the most successful Labor Candidates Program in the country. Since its inception, 915 union members have been elected to offices as diverse as U.S. Congress, state Senate and Assembly, on County Freeholder Boards, in our towns as Mayors, Aldermen, Committee and Council Members, Fire Commissioners and on School Boards across the state. These victories have made life better for all working people in New Jersey by advancing pro-worker causes at every level of government.

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Labor Fights for What's Right


While it’s difficult to put into words, all the emotions being felt by Americans at this moment, we are extremely proud of the efforts put forth by our union brothers and sisters across our state and nation to champion working family values. We are fortunate to work with each and every one of you, and we look forward to emerging from this election stronger and more united than ever before. No matter who is in the White House, labor’s mission remains the same: to uplift all working families and ensure that each successive generation is afforded opportunities greater than those of the previous generation.

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ELECTION DAY: Vote to Make History!

Polls Open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Election Day is finally here, and we are counting on you now, more than ever, to join for one final push to get voters to the polls in support of Hillary Clinton for president as well as all endorsed candidates, including 51 rank-and-file union members who will be on the ballot. All the work we have done up to this point – making phone calls and knocking on doors – depends on the effort we put forth today.

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CD 5 Upset Would be a Major Win for Workers


Polling shows that New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District is one of the most fiercely contested races in the nation. This gives workers a golden opportunity to unseat entrenched seven-term incumbent Scott Garrett, whose lifetime record on workers’ issues is a whopping zero percent.

Scott Garrett is a Tea Party extremist who isn’t just anti worker; he has spent his time in Congress voting against women’s rights, veterans, first responders, civil rights, modernizing New Jersey’s infrastructure, and job creation. You read that right. Garrett, has cast votes in opposition to all of these issues and more. CLICK HERE to see his record for yourself.

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Upcoming Presidential and VP Debate Streams

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Young Workers Program is prepared to live stream the remaining three presidential and vice presidential debates. Each debate will be aired from 9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

Vice Presidential Debate:

Tuesday, October 4th

Presidential Town Hall Debate:

Sunday, October 9th

Final Presidential Debate:

Wednesday, October 19t

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