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Join to Celebrate Earned Sick Days Bill Signing

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.

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Labor Makes History with Signing of Equal Pay Bill

Equal_Pay_Signing_(6).JPGToday, 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.

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Remembering Msgr. John J. Gilchrist, Labor’s Spiritual Leader

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.

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Workers Memorial Day 2018 Events Schedule

WMD_2018.jpgOn 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.

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Today in Trenton: Labor Secures Groundbreaking Legislative Victories

Today’s legislative session saw a series of major floor votes in the Senate and Assembly that place several labor-championed bills on the governor’s desk for signature. It goes without saying that this progress was made possible by the persistent advocacy of organized labor, in some cases through multiple election cycles and legislative sessions.

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Congratulations to Newly Elected Officers of the Burlington CLC

Burlington_CLC_Officers_(4).jpgThe New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to congratulate the following newly elected officers of the Burlington County Central Labor Council:

President – Adam Liebtag, CWA 1036
Executive VP – Gino Pasqualone, IBEW 269
Treasurer – Gregory Quagliato, UFCW 1360
Recording Secretary – Diann Rose, IBEW 827
Trustee – Jonathan Fregans, IBEW 269
Trustee – Randy Brolo, LIUNA 172
Sergeant-at-Arms – Claudia Storicks, HPAE

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Crucial Bills Approach Final Votes with Labor Backing

Thanks to the sustained advocacy and political engagement of organized labor, the wheels have been set in motion for several key legislative victories. Action packed voting sessions are scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2018, in the state Assembly and state Senate concerning jobs, voting rights, collective bargaining, and earned sick leave. Please find below a list of bills slated to be voted on this Thursday – for which the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliates have led the charge – along with a brief summary and progress report for each measure.

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Today in Trenton: Earned Sick Leave, PSE&G Nuclear Energy, and Out-of-Network Bills Advance

Several pro-worker bills supported by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO were voted on in committee today. Below is a summary of actions taken in the state Senate and Assembly:

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Earned Sick Days and Equal Pay Advance Following Senate and Assembly Votes

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Equal Pay (A-1/S-104): The state Senate and Assembly took an historic step today by voting to approve a measure that would ensure equal pay for equal work across the state. The bill passed the state Senate with unanimous support. CLICK HERE for the Assembly vote tally.

Earned Sick Days (A-1827/S-2171): The state Assembly voted to pass a bill guaranteeing earned sick days. CLICK HERE for results.

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Alice Paul Institute Honors New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan

IMG_7843_(2).JPGOn March 22, 2018, the Alice Paul Institute (API) hosted the Alice Paul Equality Awards, honoring three women leaders in the areas of education, empowerment, and equality. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to congratulate our Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan for being selected as the Education Award Honoree in recognition of her lifelong dedication to labor solidarity and empowering the next generation of women leaders. As the founder of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference, Secretary-Treasurer Brennan has inspired and empowered thousands of union women to tell their stories and become effective advocates of equality and justice.

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