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.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO would like to extend our deepest condolences to our union brother Assemblyman Joe Egan (D-17), Business Manager of IBEW Local 456 and chairman of the Assembly Labor Committee. Yolanda, his wife of nearly sixty years, passed away yesterday.
Edwin D. Hill, Former IBEW President and Long-time Labor Leader, has passed away.
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we inform you of the death of long-time labor leader and visionary, Edwin D. Hill, President Emeritus of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Today in Trenton: Legislation Released from Committee To Preserve Call Center Jobs & Protect Hotel Employees from Sexual Assault
Two pro-labor bills supported by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO were favorably voted out of the Senate Labor Committee today. We would like to thank the sponsors of these bills and the committee members that voted in favor.
Our Time is NOW
Leading with Passion, Purpose & Power
March 1-2, 2019
Recognizing the need for working families to receive livable wages, Governor Phil Murphy held a press conference today in Trenton to call on the Legislature to pass a $15 minimum wage bill before the end of the year.
It’s Official—All New Jersey State AFL-CIO Endorsed Congressional Candidates Have Won!
Last night, Andy Kim declared victory in the 3rd Congressional District, beating Republican Tom MacArthur and flipping a key Republican district in New Jersey. He now joins Mikie Sherrill, Tom Malinowski, and Jeff Van Drew, adding to the list of New Jersey State AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates who won open U.S. House seats that had long been held by Republicans.
NJ State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program Notches 1000th Win!
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, after what may have been the most consequential election in recent U.S. history, union members across New Jersey celebrated Bob Menendez’s reelection to the U.S. Senate as well as the election of all 12 labor-endorsed congressional candidates, nine State Senate and Assembly members, and fifty rank-and-file union members.