With the announcement of his transition team, Governor-Elect Murphy has selected several state labor leaders to serve on committees that will address various issues, including education, labor and workforce development, transportation and infrastructure, and building a stronger economy for all. A full list of committee appointments can be found HERE.
Please find below an updated vote tally on yesterday’s vote on the GOP tax bill for the New Jersey House Delegation. The news source used for our previous notification excluded Representative Frelinghuysen as a vote in opposition to the bill.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates our IBEW 94 brothers and sisters on securing a first contract at the NAES Co-Generation plant in Linden, New Jersey. This was a hard fought campaign, and we recognize the solidarity of both workers and Local 94 for making this victory possible. The Co-Gen plant has been in operation for 26 years without a union in place, making this success for the 39 member workforce all the more powerful.
The U.S. House is expected to vote tomorrow on Trump’s tax sham, and we urge every union brother and sister to express their strong opposition. CLICK HERE to take action now.
Labor won big this year, and the news just got better. After a tight race for Florence Township Council, our brother from LIUNA 172, Frank Baldorossi, Jr., prevailed. The final vote tally was 645 to 624, a difference of only 21 votes. We also congratulate IBEW 351 Brother Steve Light, who was elected to serve as a member of Absecon Council and our brother from IBEW 3, Michael Soriano, who secured a major victory in his race for Parsippany mayor.
Labor Candidates Notch 962nd Win
In addition to securing a victory in the gubernatorial election, the labor movement was also successful in expanding pro-worker majorities in the New Jersey State Legislature, an achievement that separates New Jersey from the rest of the nation, and will ensure that organized labor shapes the future policies of our state.
The results of New Jersey’s critical gubernatorial election are in, and the election of Phil Murphy as Governor and Sheila Oliver as Lieutenant Governor, speaks to the unmatched mobilization efforts of organized labor and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s political program that is unparalleled by any other in our state or nation.
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Plain and simple: your vote matters. With 60 rank-and-file union members on the ballot, the New Jersey governor’s race, and 120 state legislative races, our state labor movement has the power to chart the path forward for the rest of the nation.