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IBEW 94 Organizing Victory at Linden Cogen

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO applauds IBEW Local 94 on its recent organizing victory at Linden Cogen, and we are proud to welcome 39 new members to our union family. As Local 94 reports, this campaign took a lot of organizing from both within the union and within the workplace. We are proud to recognize the hard work of all parties involved in securing this victory.

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916th Labor Candidate Victory: James Manning Jr. elected to Neptune Fire Commission

Congratulations to CWA 1038 Brother James Manning Jr. on being elected to Neptune Township's District 1 Fire Commission this past weekend. His election marks our 916th Labor Candidate victory!

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Take Action: Don’t Gamble on Safety AC

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Nothing is more important to Atlantic City’s recovery than the safety of visitors, residents, and businesses. With the threat of severe cuts to police and fire staffing levels, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO in partnership with PBA Local 24, IAFF, Teamsters Local 331, AFSCME District Council 71 and ACWCPA have launched a website and Facebook page to educate the public about the impact of the state takeover on public safety.

To lend your voice to the effort, CLICK HERE to send a message asking your legislators to support A-4556.

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Urge Your State Senator to Override Christie’s Veto of Equal Pay Bill

The State Senate is expected to vote today on whether or not to override the Governor’s veto of pay equity legislation. Time and time again, Christie has stood in the way of closing the pay gap for women in New Jersey, and we need to state loud and clear that enough is enough.

CLICK HERE to contact your state Senator and urge him or her to override the governor’s veto of the Pay Equity Act (S-992).

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Urge U.S. Senate to Oppose Betsy DeVos

The confirmation of Trump’s Education Secretary Nominee, Betsy DeVos, hangs in the balance. By expressing your support right now, we will continue to keep the pressure on to oppose this anti-public education nominee.

CLICK HERE to send an e-mail to your U.S. Senators, expressing your opposition to DeVos as Education Secretary.

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Call Now to Stop “Right to Work” (for Less)

National “Right to Work” legislation was introduced by Republican Congressmen Steve King and Joe Wilson on Wednesday. This anti-worker policy would be devastating to wages, benefits, and the ability of workers to have a voice on the job. Despite misleading rhetoric, “Right to Work” does not enhance the rights of workers; it is designed solely for the purpose of dismantling unions.

This is a bill that threatens the foundation of the labor movement in all 50 states, and must be stopped. We need all hands on deck to defeat this bill. What you can do right now is call your members of Congress and tell them to oppose “Right to Work”. CLICK HERE for a directory of New Jersey’s Congressional Delegation.

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Celebrating Black History Month: Drawing Strength from the Past to Fight for the Future

A_Philip_Randolph.jpgToday, Black History Month begins during a week of increasing racial and social tensions. From the Women’s March to the travel ban targeting majority-Muslim countries, we are reminded of how much work lies ahead of us in the fight for equality. At the same time, we can’t forget the progress that has been made possible thanks to the contributions of generations of African Americans who have contributed politically, scientifically, culturally and socially to improve our country. From novels, poetry and music, to essays, inventions and marches, their contributions continue to inspire us today.

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Oppose Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder

The confirmation hearing for President Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder has been delayed once again. With the hearing now scheduled for February 7th, we must keep the pressure on the Senate to oppose his confirmation.

CLICK HERE to send an e-mail to your U.S. Senators, expressing your opposition to Puzder as Labor Secretary.

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Trump Immigration Ban an Affront to American and Union Values

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is appalled by President Trump’s executive order, barring refugees and nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The fallout from this reckless and ill-advised policy has already become apparent with students, families, and other legal residents finding themselves stranded and unable to return to the U.S.

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NJ Union Membership Up Despite National Downtrend

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, union membership nationwide dropped by 0.4 percent to 10.7 percent in 2016. However, in New Jersey, the work of our affiliates to organize and strengthen our collective voice is having an impact.

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