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The Time is Now: Immigration Reform Rally


Join thousands of our union brothers and sisters, community allies, civil rights groups, and working families, as we rally together to call for passage of commonsense immigration reform this Saturday in Liberty State Park. Wear your union colors show your union pride!

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Supports a Road Map to Citizenship for Aspiring Americans

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to support a road map to citizenship for aspiring Americans. We recognize that working people are strongest when we work together and the union movement is strongest when it is open to all workers. Comprehensive immigration reform would also improve wages by halting employers who take advantage of our failed immigration policies to pursue a race to the bottom.

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Assembly Passes Legislation Establishing Early Voting

Party Line Vote Sends the Legislation to the Governor’s Desk

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and community allies thank Assemblyman John Wisniewski and Speaker Sheila Oliver for the sponsorship and leadership in passing legislation   (S-2364 / A-3553) establishing an early voting program. We also thank all the members of the State Assembly that voted in favor. The bill passed today by a 46-31-0-3 vote along party lines with Democrats supporting and Republicans opposing. The Senate version (S-2364: Gill / Whelan) passed the Senate on March 18, 2013, also along party lines, by a vote of 24-16. The vote tally sheet can be found HERE. The bill gives New Jersey voters an opportunity to vote 15 days before Election Day, establishes early voting centers throughout the state and extends voting hours on weekends and weekday evenings.

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Thank You for Your Support of Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc.

WFUNJ_Fundraiser__17.JPGLast night the New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join the Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. coalition and over 100 coalition partners at their annual fundraiser.

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Take Action to Repeal Sequestration Tell Congress to Put Working Families First


The right-wing in Congress has forced across the board budget cuts called sequestration that will cost more than 1 million jobs this year and many more jobs over the next decade. There is a simple solution to make this problem go away: repeal sequestration.

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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Ryan GOP Budget

trumka.jpgPlease find below, a response to the Paul Ryan budget proposal from national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Additionally, please click on the following links for TALKING POINTS and an outline of commonsense SOLUTIONS for our nation during these challenging times.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Joins Statewide “Raise the Wage” Coalition in Support of Passage of the Minimum Wage Ballot Question

Joined by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver and Over 151 Progressive Community Organizations at Kickoff Event

Minimum_Wage_Kickoff_Event_14.JPGTRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO joined over 151 progressive community organizations and labor unions as well as Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver to launch a statewide “Raise the Wage” campaign. The campaign seeks to support voter approval of the November ballot question which would raise New Jersey’s minimum wage to $8.25 per hour and include a cost of living adjustment.

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Minimum Wage Constitutional Amendment Ballot Question Organizational Meeting: Monday, March 18, 2013

We invite you to attend the organizational kick off meeting for our efforts to pass the 2013 Minimum Wage ballot referendum.  The campaign, titled “Raise the Wage” will be comprised of all organizations that seek to support efforts to pass this important public policy.

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