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Clouded Skies and Hazy Politics Won’t Hold Us Back

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There are 24 days left before the election. This is great news for those of us who would like to break away from the embarrassment of the Christie/Trump agenda. This election carries enormous potential because it can serve as a strong contrast to the anti-worker policies that have pervaded our nation and stifled the middle class.

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Upcoming Debates for Governor and Lt. Governor

Reliable information is hard to come by these days, which makes opportunities to hear from the candidates themselves all the more important. This year’s governor’s race is about choosing the candidates who will fight for New Jersey’s middle class and reenergize our economy.

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Norcross Bill Would Authorize Use of College Savings for Trade Schools

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Congressman and union brother Donald Norcross understands that both college educations and apprenticeship programs play an important role in equipping young people with the skills and knowledge needed to build a successful career. Therefore, he is championing a bill that would allow 529 college savings plans to be used for trade schools as well.

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Murphy and Oliver Calling on Labor’s Support as Race Tightens

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Remember what happened last year when we thought we could simply coast to victory? Obviously, the story did not have a happy ending. But one thing was clear: all of us vowed never to let that happen again.

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Register to Vote Before the Deadline: October 17, 2017

Election Day is less than a month away, and working families need to make their voice heard. Therefore, we need everyone to make sure they are registered to vote. The deadline to do so is Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

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Sheila Oliver Joins Labor on the Walk to Victory

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We are 31 days out from Election Day, and the strong support we have seen from unions underscore the importance of this election. This weekend alone, 1,079 union members knocked on 37,765 doors, helping to get the word out to our brothers and sisters about the candidates who represent our values.

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ILA Ships Aid to Puerto Rico by the Ton

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We are proud of all the unions who are taking part in the Puerto Rico relief efforts from HPAE nurses and transportation workers to building trades and heavy equipment operators. Supplies have traversed our country from end-to-end, by way of car, rail, air, and ship. And of course, no union understands what it takes to move goods around the globe better than the ILA.

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Urge Your Members to Support Ballot Question 1

New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act

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Please urge your members and their families to vote YES on ballot question #1 on Election Day.  The question seeks to dedicate $125 million in aggregate to construct, upgrade and modernize public libraries.  Local governments that apply for the grants would be required to provide matching funds.

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Trump Tax Breaks Advance

All But Two NJ House Members Vote to Oppose

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As Wall Street celebrates the House vote to advance Trump’s tax breaks for the rich, New Jersey families should be taking note of the two representatives who hung our state out to dry. They are Representatives Tom MacArthur (R-03) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11).

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Stop Trump Tax Breaks Funded on Backs of Workers

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Despite his rhetoric on the campaign trail, Trump has shown his true colors once again with a tax scheme that would devastate working families. According to New Jersey Policy Perspective, our state would be one of the hardest hit. New Jersey’s wealthiest 1 percent of taxpayers would receive an average $74,000 tax break each year while about 1 in 4 Garden State taxpayers would pay an average of $2,400 more in a year in federal taxes. What makes this plan so bad for New Jersey families is the elimination of the state and local tax deduction.

CLICK HERE to send a message to your U.S. Representative opposing tax breaks for the wealthy that mortgage the future of working families. In addition to the above aspects it also:

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