Tuesday, May 8 is Election Day in cities and towns across New Jersey when voters will elect Mayors and Councils in several municipalities. Working families have the opportunity to strengthen our voice in government by electing pro-worker candidates and fellow union members who seek election through the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO joined with Central Labor Council Presidents, labor elected officials, and affiliates today for the signing of an Executive Order that would help to combat worker misclassification in New Jersey by establishing a task force that will ramp up enforcement of existing laws. The State Federation praises the governor for taking these steps to curtail the practice of misclassification that causes employees to be denied access to critical benefits and protections on the job.
Organized labor marked a major victory today as Governor Phil Murphy signed a statewide Earned Sick Days policy into law. The result is that more than one million workers in New Jersey will no longer have to choose between their health and a paycheck.
April 28, 2018, is Workers Memorial Day, a time to remember workers killed or injured on the job and to renew the fight for strong safety and health protections. After years of struggle, we have enacted various measures to protect workers from hazards, however our work must continue in terms of both policy and ongoing education.
The labor movement has done it again. After years of collective advocacy, education, and statewide engagement, our efforts to enact an Earned Sick Days law will come to fruition in a few short days. Therefore, we hope that you will join us next week as the Governor signs this legislation into law, ensuring that no New Jerseyan will have to choose between their health and a paycheck.
Today, an historic milestone was reached in the fight for women’s equality and universal workplace justice as Governor Phil Murphy signed the “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” into law. This legislative effort, which was spearheaded by organized labor in New Jersey, represents years of hard work, testimony, meetings, campaigning, outreach, and coordination with stakeholders all around the state.
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and spiritual advisor Monsignor John J. Gilchrist, whose place in our labor and faith community was without equal. Monsignor Gilchrist was an ordained priest of the Newark Archdiocese for nearly 61 years, serving for most of that time as the spiritual leader for the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, and IUOE Local 68.
On April 28, 2018 the labor movement will once again observe Workers Memorial Day to remember workers killed or injured on the job and to renew the fight for strong safety and health protections. After years of struggle, we have enacted various measures to protect workers from hazards, however our work must continue in terms of both policy and education.