States and municipalities across the country are taking direct action to raise wages. With the cost of living rising and a federal minimum wage stuck at $8.60 per hour, workers are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet. Many workers balance two or three jobs and still struggle with poverty, while the largest businesses continue to reap billions of dollars in profit.
Given the ongoing imbalance between work and reward, the labor movement is committed to keeping the campaign to raise wages going.
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Volunteers exceed expectations as momentum builds in week 2 of Labor Walks
Two weeks into our annual Labor Walks and the momentum is building. Today, over two hundred and fifty volunteers from 39 local unions fanned out across the state to help educate fellow union members about candidates running for state, county, and local offices in the November 6th election. In total, the volunteers visited 8,925 union households—a significant increase from last week’s totals.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO kicked off its annual Labor Walks today in several locations, including Burlington CLC, CWA 1036 in Mount Holly; Essex/West Hudson CLC, RWDSU 108 in Maplewood; Monmouth/Ocean CLC, IBEW 400 in Wall; Passaic CLC, UFCW 1262 in Clifton; and Union CLC, SWMIA 22 in Cranford.
At a Labor Meeting on Monday, September 17, the assembly will vote on the New Jersey Call Centers Jobs Act (A-1992)—an act concerning the relocation of call centers.
In preparation for the upcoming Labor Walks, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO held Labor Walk Leaders Refresher Courses at IBEW Local 102 in Parsippany and IBEW Local 456 in North Brunswick Township.
The following Central Labor Councils will launch their first Labor Walks this Saturday: Burlington CLC, Essex/West Hudson CLC, Monmouth/Ocean CLC, Passaic CLC, and Union CLC. With Election Day less than two months away, it is time to make our voices heard, and we strongly encourage volunteers to come out and support our endorsed candidates.
Labor Day is more than an extended weekend, more than an excuse to plan a final trip to the beach or a family barbecue. Rather, it's a day for working people to honor the victories of those who came before us, to gather in solidarity, and to prepare for the important fights ahead.