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.
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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Tom Malinowski, the leader we want to send to Washington to represent the 7th District.
Vincent J. Giblin, Former IUOE President and Long-time Labor Leader, has passed away.
We are 24 days out from Election Day and the support we’ve seen from volunteers thus far has been nothing short of exceptional. This weekend alone, 1,296 union members knocked on 45,360 doors, helping to spread the word about our endorsed candidates—the candidates who will place the needs of working families first.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of George J. Fenwick, former IBEW Local 351 Business Manager.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Senator Bob Menendez. 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.
Born and raised in Southern New Jersey, Congressman Donald Norcross is committed to improving the lives of working families. His focus lies on raising wages and strengthening our economy, ensuring affordable access to a high-quality education, and supporting the brave men and women that protect our nation and our neighborhoods.