It was a busy day at the State House today with Senate Labor Committee passing two important pro-worker pieces of legislation.
S-104 (Weinberg / Sweeney), the Equal Pay for Women Act was released from committee unanimously, with Senators Madden (D-4), Vitale (D-19), Cunningham (D-31), Bucco (R-25) and Addiego (R-8) all voting “yes.” The bill was vetoed by Governor Christie last session.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO testified in support of S-2137 (Sweeney) which seeks to provide stability and streamline communication provisions that impact public sector unions and their members in light of the Janus vs. AFSCME case currently being debated before the U.S. Supreme Court. The bill was released along party lines with Democratic Senators Madden, Vitale and Cunningham voting “yes,” and Republican Senators Addiego and Bucco abstaining. Thank you to all the affiliates that came to the committee hearing in support of the bill, as well as those who voted in support of the bill in committee and Senate President Sweeney for his leadership on this issue.