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Norcross Introduces $15 Minimum Wage Bill in Congress

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U.S. Congressman and labor elected official Donald Norcross from IBEW 351, joined with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday to introduce a bill that would raise the federal wage from the current level of $7.25 to $15.00 an hour by 2024 and index the minimum wage to the median wage starting in 2025.

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Shore Point Lock Out Enters 4th Week, Help Hold the Line

We are calling on all affiliates to provide whatever support they can to our brothers and sisters, who were locked out of their jobs more than four weeks ago by the Shore Point Distributing Company. These 113 workers are members of Teamsters Local 701 and will continue to fight for a fair contract and respect on the job.

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On Strike: CWA AT&T Workers Will Strike Friday through Sunday

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40,000 workers at AT&T will be on strike for three days starting this Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions.

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Solidarity Alert: Demand Reinstatement for Fired Union Supporters at XPO Trenton

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On April 14, 2017, drivers at the XPO Trenton facility voted to join Teamsters Local 701, despite the company spending thousands of dollars on union busters in an attempt to sway the election. This was a brutal and hard fought victory and management’s ongoing retaliatory actions are simply unacceptable.

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Solidarity Alert: HPAE Ready to Strike at Sunrise House

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HPAE, a union of healthcare professionals in New Jersey, represents 120 addiction treatment workers at AAC/Sunrise House, an in-patient addiction treatment center in Lafayette, NJ. HPAE has notified the employer of the workers’ intent to conduct a three day Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) strike at the facility if an agreement is not reached by May 24, 2017, at 7:00 a.m.

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Nabisco/Mondelez Shareholder Showdown

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On May 17th, Nabisco parent company Mondelēz will hold its shareholders’ meeting in Chicago, IL. This is the city where the company decided to eliminate 600 good, middle-class jobs in order to outsource Oreo production to Mexico and exploit working families for $1 per hour.

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Show Your Solidarity for Shore Point Workers on the Picket Line

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is standing with our brothers and sisters from Teamsters Local 701 to ensure workers get the respect they deserve on the job. We invite all affiliates to join the picket line to protest the egregious actions of Shore Point Distributing Company and to demand that the company negotiate a fair agreement.

The picket line will operate 24/7 in front of the company headquarters located at 100 Shore Point Drive; Freehold, NJ 07728.

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Average CEO Makes 347 Times More than the Average Worker

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According to the “Executive Paywatch” report released by the national AFL-CIO, which tracks CEO compensation and the finances of America’s largest companies, the disparity between workers and the ultra-wealthy continues to grow.

CLICK HERE to see the highlights from the report.

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Unions at Forefront of Paid Family Leave Expansion

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is working hand-in-hand with legislative leadership to build upon the success of our state’s paid family leave program. The introduced legislation, S-3085, is being championed by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Patrick Diegnan, who hosted a roundtable discussion at the statehouse today, featuring New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech and advocacy group representatives.

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Join the Picket Line with Locked Out Shore Point Workers

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Our brothers and sisters from Teamsters Local 701 have been locked out by the Shore Point Distributing Company, and there has been a wave of community solidarity in response to the employer’s egregious actions. We applaud the many local businesses who have decided to suspend business with Shore Point until the company ends the lockout. We also thank Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, who will not permit Shore Point products to be sold at the NJ Seafood Festival.

We urge all affiliates to show their solidarity by joining our brothers and sisters on the picket line which will operate 24/7 in front of the company headquarters located at 100 Shore Point Drive; Freehold, NJ 07728. Don’t forget to wear your union colors.

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