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.
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 50 rank-and-file union members.
Labor walk volunteers come up big in final push before Election Day
Today, with only three days to go before the midterm elections, organized labor showed its strength as 2,029 volunteers turned out to Labor Walks across the state. Together, the volunteers knocked on 70,015 union household doors in a final effort to educate fellow members on the benefits of voting for candidates who will place the needs of working families first.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Albio Sires, the leader we want to send to Washington to represent the 8th Congressional District. Here, we highlight the top reasons to vote for Congressman Sires.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Bonnie Watson Coleman, the leader we want to send to Washington to represent the 12th Congressional District.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Josh Gottheimer to represent New Jersey's 5th Congressional District. Without question, we can count on Congressman Gottheimer to place the needs of working families first, and he is determined to make living in New Jersey more affordable.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Donald Payne, Jr., the leader we want to send to Washington to represent the 10th Congressional District.