National Workers’ Day of Action this Saturday, Feb. 24th
The full strength of the labor movement is needed to stop the attacks on collective bargaining rights. This Saturday, all across the country, union members, community allies, and working families will make their voices heard as part of the nationwide Workers’ Day of Action. But this is about more than one day of activism. We need to mobilize, organize, and engage everyday to stand up for our right to collectively bargain.
Discussion with Gov. Murphy, Cardinal Tobin, AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is privileged to invite our affiliates and their families to a special discussion on labor and faith to honor the five year anniversary of Pope Francis. The event will feature Archbishop of Newark Cardinal Joseph Tobin, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and national AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO runs the most successful Labor Candidates Program in the country. Since its inception, 968 union members have been elected to offices as diverse as U.S. Congress, state Senate and Assembly, on County Freeholder Boards, in our towns as Mayors, Aldermen, Committee and Council Members, Fire Commissioners and on School Boards across the state. These victories have made life better for all working people in New Jersey by advancing pro-worker causes at every level of government.
Collective bargaining rights are under attack, and we call on all working families to mobilize and make their voices heard during our national day of action on Saturday, February 24th. The national AFL-CIO has designated 14 target cities, including New York City and Philadelphia, where we will rally in order to maximize our collective voice.
While our nation has come a long way, there is still much for all of us to learn about race and the value of diversity. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to commemorate Black History Month, and remains as dedicated as ever towards ensuring a history as well as a future that is inclusive and celebrates the achievements of our African American brothers and sisters.
Organized labor will join together with its progressive community partners to continue the march towards social equality and economic justice for all. Last year marked a turning point for our nation in terms of gender equality, and we cannot turn back now. All people have the right to dignity, security, and respect, and together we will march to secure this future.
TRENTON – Marking one of his first actions in office, Governor Murphy signed an executive order, promoting equal pay for equal work for women. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO released the following statement following the announcement:
“Working People’s Day of Action” Feb. 24, 2018
As we commemorate Martin Luther King Day, we are reminded not only of Dr. King’s historic achievements in terms of civil rights, but also recognize his deep commitment to workers’ rights. In 1968, Dr. King went to Memphis, TN to stand with African American sanitation workers fighting for their right to a voice on the job.