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Urge Your State Senator to Override Christie’s Veto of Equal Pay Bill

The Senate is poised to vote this Monday in order to override the governor’s veto of pay equity legislation (S-992). We thank everyone who continues to take action in support of the override vote. If you’ve taken action already, we ask that you share the take action page with your friends and family.

CLICK HERE to contact your state Senator and urge him or her to override the governor’s veto of the Pay Equity Act (S-992).

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NJ Democrats Reveal Paid Family Leave Expansion Plan

Yesterday, Senate Democrats revealed a plan to expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave Law. The proposal would increase benefit levels and available time-off for workers in New Jersey who need to take care of a sick family member or loved one.

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14th Annual WILD Conference: Forging Ahead, Strength through Solidarity

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WILD women are leading the way forward. This much was made clear during the rousing 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference held at the East Brunswick Hilton from March 3-4, 2017.

CLICK HERE for pictures.

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House Passes Resolution to Repeal OSHA Worker Safety Rule

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H. J. Res 83, which seeks to repeal an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule that clarifies an employer’s responsibility to maintain accurate records of serious work-related injuries and illnesses. This resolution will make it impossible for OSHA to ensure that injury and illness records are complete and accurate and undermine workplace health and safety.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Honors Women’s History Month

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to commemorate Women’s History Month by honoring the past and fighting for our future. Looking back on the historic struggles and triumphs of women is a valuable reminder that we have overcome adversity before and will continue to overcome our present day challenges, whatever they may be.

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Congratulations to RWDSU 108 on Four Contract Victories

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Despite the challenging political environment, workers are still capable of exercising their collective voice when they stand together in solidarity. RWDSU Local 108 remains a leader in elevating the voices of working families as demonstrated by four recent contract victories.

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Health Care under Siege: Contact Congress to Make your Voice Heard

Working people across the country are urging their members of Congress not to take away health care from 30 million people. The far-right wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act without providing anything close to a decent replacement, which would spell disaster.

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IBEW 94 Organizing Victory at Linden Cogen

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO applauds IBEW Local 94 on its recent organizing victory at Linden Cogen, and we are proud to welcome 39 new members to our union family. As Local 94 reports, this campaign took a lot of organizing from both within the union and within the workplace. We are proud to recognize the hard work of all parties involved in securing this victory.

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916th Labor Candidate Victory: James Manning Jr. elected to Neptune Fire Commission

Congratulations to CWA 1038 Brother James Manning Jr. on being elected to Neptune Township's District 1 Fire Commission this past weekend. His election marks our 916th Labor Candidate victory!

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Take Action: Don’t Gamble on Safety AC

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Nothing is more important to Atlantic City’s recovery than the safety of visitors, residents, and businesses. With the threat of severe cuts to police and fire staffing levels, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO in partnership with PBA Local 24, IAFF, Teamsters Local 331, AFSCME District Council 71 and ACWCPA have launched a website and Facebook page to educate the public about the impact of the state takeover on public safety.

To lend your voice to the effort, CLICK HERE to send a message asking your legislators to support A-4556.

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