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Gov. Murphy Signs Law Enhancing NJ’s VBM Program

On Wednesday, August 28, Gov. Murphy signed into law a bill clarifying a previous piece of legislation that dealt with enrollment in the state’s vote by mail (VBM) program.

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American Labor Museum to Honor IBEW Local 827 at Labor Day Parade

We are proud to announce that on Sunday, September 1st, the American Labor Museum will be honoring IBEW Local 827 and their members at the 2019 Labor Day Parade in Haledon, New Jersey.  This is an honor for Local 827 and all union members.

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Ahead of Election Season, New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates School Grooms New Crop of Office-Seeking Union Members

It was a monumental weekend for 28 union members who graduated from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 23rd annual Labor Candidates School on Sunday.

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Acting Governor Sheila Oliver Signs Landmark Anti-Wage Theft Law

On Tuesday, August 6, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed landmark anti-wage theft bill S-1790 into law, making New Jersey’s wage and hour protections among the strongest in the country.

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TAKE ACTION: Reject Eugene Scalia!

The Secretary of Labor needs to be a true advocate for working people. This position should be held by someone who will make the interests of working men and women a first priority—someone who will protect us from unscrupulous employers, set strong health and safety standards and safeguard our retirement security.

Let’s be absolutely clear: Eugene Scalia, the man named by President Trump to be the next Secretary of Labor, is not that person!

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HTC and Airbnb Square Off in Jersey City over Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Rentals

The Hotel Trades Council (HTC) and its members are facing a critical fight with Airbnb in Jersey City.

On June 26, HTC celebrated the passage of a Jersey City ordinance that places regulations on Airbnb rentals. The ordinance safeguards the wages, benefits and jobs of hundreds of hotel workers in the Jersey City region. Moreover, it protects affordable housing and quality of life for tens of thousands of city residents.

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House Passes Butch Lewis Multiemployer Pension Reform Bill

On Wednesday, June 24, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation addresses the nation’s worsening multiemployer pension crisis.

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House Passes Congressman Norcross-Led Raise the Wage Act

Today, the House passed the Raise the Wage Act, a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, American workers would see the first federal minimum wage increase in more than 10 years.

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