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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA during its strike against ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Inc. (BBH). After nearly twenty years as a signatory, the ad agency is attempting to illegally abandon its obligations under the union contract.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud of the tremendous work the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO has done to grow their membership in New Jersey, organizing 14 shops in less than two years.
Governor Murphy Nominates Diomedes Tsitouras, Executive Director of AAUP-BHSNJ, for Appointment to Civil Service Commission
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO wishes to congratulate Diomedes Tsitouras, Executive Director of AAUP-BHSNJ, on his recent nomination by Governor Murphy for appointment as a member of the Civil Service Commission.
Bill to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 Heads to U.S. House Floor
On Wednesday, March 6, the House Committee on Education and Labor advanced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. It cleared the panel in a 28-20 party-line vote.
TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech today issued the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s budget address:
“The New Jersey State AFL-CIO commends Governor Murphy for his efforts to make New Jersey a stronger and fairer state. His proposed investments and progressive agenda will help position our state for an even brighter future.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Hosts 16th Annual WILD Conference
More than 300 union sisters from all sectors of organized labor gathered at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel on March 1 for the 16th annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference. This two-day conference featured several distinguished speakers, including Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler (IBEW) and Alice Paul Institute Executive Director Lucienne Beard.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to congratulate our union brother, Rob Garrison, on his appointment to the Westfield Board of Education.
Starting TODAY, Workers Can Use Their Accrued Sick Days
As of today, February 26, 2019, workers who started receiving paid sick leave when the law took effect last October can begin taking advantage of their accrued sick days.