We have gotten word that the House vote on Trump’s health care bill, originally scheduled for today has been postponed. While our fight continues, we wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all of your efforts to make this possible.
The state has proposed drastic cuts to police and fire departments in Atlantic City that pose a threat to public safety, jobs, and the city’s economic recovery. We therefore call on all our brothers and sisters to join us in the fight for Atlantic City’s future by taking part in a leafleting action this Saturday. Details are as follows:
Trump’s health care bill is a disaster in the making. With the U.S. House set to vote tomorrow, we need everyone to contact their Representative and urge them to vote no. CLICK HERE to take action now.
Monday and Tuesday brought back-to-back hearings in the Senate to consider the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Working people are listening closely to see if he will be a justice who respects the importance of laws and protections working people need on the job.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO joined with its labor and community coalition partners last Friday to host a press conference and announce the launch of a project called “Don’t Gamble on Safety AC”. CLICK HERE to help keep Atlantic City safe, and be sure to watch and share the video from this event.
When the word “bankruptcy” got inserted into the public conversation about Atlantic City about a year ago, elected officials outside of Atlantic City started to pay attention. They didn’t pay attention to local elected leaders, because they knew they wouldn’t have to. The law the governor and Legislature were about to pass stripped away much of the mayor’s and City Council’s governing authority. They didn’t pay attention to city residents either — because their ability to oppose measures via voter referendum would also be stripped away by the new law.
The number of ways that Trump’s health care plan takes us backwards is hard to fathom. As the Congressional Budget Office estimates, the plan would take health care coverage away from 24 million people. Additionally, Trump’s plan would slash Medicare and Medicaid funding, making insurance less affordable for working middle and low income families. The effect of cutting Medicaid funding to states would have profound implications on New Jersey’s budget.
CLICK HERE to send a message to your members of Congress urging them to oppose Trump’s disastrous health care plan.
Atlantic City Community Advocates Launch Public Awareness Campaign Regarding Significant Cuts to Public Safety
A coalition of community advocates today announced the launch of a public awareness campaign regarding the significant public safety cuts being pursued by state officials due to the takeover of Atlantic City’s finances.
“Under the guise of fiscal austerity, the safety of the public and visitors to Atlantic City is being gambled on,” said Matt Rogers, President of Atlantic City PBA Local 24. “We are struggling to keep up with an opioid & heroin epidemic and its related increase in violence. These cuts will only make it worse” he concluded.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is standing with our AFGE brothers and sisters to oppose legislation that would attack the right of federal employees to have a collective voice on the job.
CLICK HERE to contact your U.S. Representative, asking him or her to join us in opposing these attacks.
Organizing efforts are off to a strong start in New Jersey this year. The latest victory comes from IBEW Local 827 which welcomed 100 new members to our union family from Altice cable in Oakland, New Jersey.