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Menendez and Hugin Square Off in Heated U.S. Senate Battle

Since he was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Bob Menendez has fought to protect workers’ rights and to promote policies that strengthen and grow our middle class. His focus lies on ensuring fair treatment, basic rights, workplace safety, and a living wage for all workers.

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Non-Profit Organization Aids Residents Seeking U.S. Citizenship

Through a collaborative project with Hudson and Union County governments, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO spearheaded the creation of We Are One NJ, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides free support services to legal permanent residents seeking to attain U.S. citizenship.

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New Jersey Representatives Reject Janus Ruling

Organized Labor was dealt a major blow on June 27th when the Supreme Court reversed a 41-year-old precedent allowing unions representing government employees to collect fees from workers who choose not to join.

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Two Pro-Labor Unemployment Benefit Bills Pass Both Houses of the Legislature

Two important, pro-worker Unemployment Insurance bills supported by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO have been passed by the legislature and are on Governor Murphy’s desk.

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Budget Achieved

A fair budget for all parties has been reached in Trenton this evening. Not only is a shutdown avoided, but corporations and the super wealthy will begin to pay their fair share.

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Budget Update

Last year the state Government shut down, and this year, we now have a very real threat of yet another shutdown. We don’t want this to become the norm in Trenton because it hurts all the residents of New Jersey. We need long term, sustainable solutions to break this cycle.

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Statement by NJ State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech on today’s Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

“Although not unexpected, today’s ruling is another blow to America’s middle class, seeking to deprive workers’ from having a voice at work through their unions. Taking away a union’s ability to properly represent its members and promoting a “free rider” system to weaken the American labor movement is just another example of corporate and far right interests rigging the economy against the rest of us.”

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TAKE ACTION: Stop Legislators from Diverting Pension Funds

TAKE ACTION NOW! URGE YOUR LEGISLATORS TO VOTE NO ON LOTTERY / PENSION FUNDING SWAP LEGISLATION S-2621: Singleton / A-4119: Pintor Marin

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Solidarity Alert: HPAE Rallying on June 27th

Our HPAE Brothers and Sisters will be holding rallies on Wednesday, June 27th in Hudson and Monmouth Counties in support of ongoing bargaining efforts with Hackensack Meridian Health.  

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TAKE ACTION: TELL LEGISLATORS TO VOTE NO ON VOUCHERS!

TAKE ACTION NOW! URGE YOUR LEGISLATORS TO VOTE NO ON VOUCHER LEGISLATION! (A-4098:Downey / Houghtaling / Schaer) & S-2660 (Gopal / Sarlo)

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