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Minimum Wages Rising Around the Country

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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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Endorsed Candidate Spotlight: Chris Smith

Top Reasons to Vote Chris Smith for Congress, District 4

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Endorsed Candidate Spotlight: Tom Malinowski

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.

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Labor Community Mourns Loss of Hero

Vincent J. Giblin, Former IUOE President and Long-time Labor Leader, has passed away.

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Labor Walks 2018: Walk Together, Win Together

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.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Mourns Loss of Former IBEW Local 351 Business Manager George J. Fenwick

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of George J. Fenwick, former IBEW Local 351 Business Manager.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Endorsed Candidate Spotlight: Bob Menendez

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.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Endorsed Candidate Spotlight: Donald Norcross

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. 

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