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Stop Trump Tax Scam in the Senate

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The U.S. Senate is expected to vote shortly after Thanksgiving on Trump’s tax scam, and we urge every union brother and sister to express their strong opposition by clicking HERE. We are fortunate that both of our U.S. Senators are fighting against Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy, but your voice will further empower them to make a stronger case in opposition to the bill.

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Our Union Sister Needs Your Support

Our union Sister Dahlia Vertreese of IUOE 68 is running for Hillside Mayor and needs your support to win. There are only 14 days left until the December 5th runoff election, and we need to make each one of those days count. There has been a strong showing from a couple of unions, but we need to engage the full strength of our labor movement and rally behind our sister as we did for our endorsed candidates in November.

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Labor Leads in the Fight to Raise Wages

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During a statehouse press conference, New Jersey State AFL-CIO officers, President Charles Wowkanech and Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan, joined with Governor-Elect Murphy, Congressman Donald Norcross (IBEW 351), Senate President Steve Sweeney (Ironworkers 399), and Speaker-Elect Craig Coughlin to make it clear that New Jersey will lead the nation forward in the fight to raise workers’ wages.

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Our Work’s Not Done Yet

2017 was a banner year for working people in New Jersey thanks to your efforts. And now we have the chance to show our solidarity once again by supporting our union Sister Dahlia Vertreese (IUOE 68) in the runoff election for Hillside Mayor that will take place 17 days from now on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

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Labor Representation Powers Murphy Transition Team

With the announcement of his transition team, Governor-Elect Murphy has selected several state labor leaders to serve on committees that will address various issues, including education, labor and workforce development, transportation and infrastructure, and building a stronger economy for all. A full list of committee appointments can be found HERE.

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Updated: House Roll Call Vote on Tax Bill

Please find below an updated vote tally on yesterday’s vote on the GOP tax bill for the New Jersey House Delegation. The news source used for our previous notification excluded Representative Frelinghuysen as a vote in opposition to the bill.

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IBEW 94 Ratifies First Contract at Linden Co-Gen

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates our IBEW 94 brothers and sisters on securing a first contract at the NAES Co-Generation plant in Linden, New Jersey. This was a hard fought campaign, and we recognize the solidarity of both workers and Local 94 for making this victory possible. The Co-Gen plant has been in operation for 26 years without a union in place, making this success for the 39 member workforce all the more powerful.

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Stop MacArthur & Frelinghuysen from Attacking New Jersey’s Middle Class

The U.S. House is expected to vote tomorrow on Trump’s tax sham, and we urge every union brother and sister to express their strong opposition. CLICK HERE to take action now.

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2017 Election Update: New Jersey Labor Candidate Victories Rise to 964

Labor won big this year, and the news just got better. After a tight race for Florence Township Council, our brother from LIUNA 172, Frank Baldorossi, Jr., prevailed. The final vote tally was 645 to 624, a difference of only 21 votes. We also congratulate IBEW 351 Brother Steve Light, who was elected to serve as a member of Absecon Council and our brother from IBEW 3, Michael Soriano, who secured a major victory in his race for Parsippany mayor.

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Full Results: New Jersey Votes to Put Working Families First

Labor Candidates Notch 962nd Win

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In addition to securing a victory in the gubernatorial election, the labor movement was also successful in expanding pro-worker majorities in the New Jersey State Legislature, an achievement that separates New Jersey from the rest of the nation, and will ensure that organized labor shapes the future policies of our state.

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