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RWDSU Local 108 to Hold Solidarity Rally on July 18

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO invites you to join us at River Front Rehabilitation in Pennsauken on Thursday, July 18, as we gather in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of RWDSU Local 108 to oppose the health care facility’s egregious attempts to cut benefits and profit off the backs of their workers.

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Solidarity Alert: Massive Rally at Johns Hopkins July 20

Labor Leaders, Community Activists to Join Nurses in Protest of Hospital’s Egregious Medical Debt Practices and Union-Busting

On Saturday, July 20, labor and community activists will join nurses for a major rally outside Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to protest the hospital’s deplorable practice of suing low-income community patients and their families for medical debt. Rallygoers will also call on Johns Hopkins to respect the rights of its RNs and stop all harassment and intimidation tactics related to their union organizing effort.

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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Strengthening New Jersey’s Prevailing Wage

In favor of strengthening prevailing wage in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy signed S2557 into law on Tuesday, July 9. Sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo, Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt and Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter, the legislation will allow the issuing of stop-work orders for failure to meet prevailing wage standards.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO celebrates Independence Day with announcement of new Union Veterans Council

In honor of Independence Day, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce the formation of a Union Veterans Council. The Union Veterans Council will bring working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most—especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA.

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New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Rises to $10/Hour

Over a Million Workers to Benefit from Statewide Minimum Wage Increase

Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans are getting a raise today, the first in our state’s multi-year move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

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Congressman Norcross Introduces the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act

As we near the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidate, is leading the charge on legislation that would guarantee public-service workers in every state have the right to stand together and negotiate for fair wages and working conditions.

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House Approves Rep. Pascrell’s Postal Banking Amendment

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has offered a bipartisan amendment to the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, allocating $1,000,000 in funding to establish a modern postal banking system.

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TODAY AT THE STATE HOUSE: Labor Harmony Agreement Legislation Advances

Bill Concerning Sign Fabrication and Project Labor Agreements Also Released from the Senate Labor Committee

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join with RWDSU and the Hotel Trades Council today in favor of legislation S-3923, sponsored by Senator Fred Madden, which was debated by the Senate Labor Committee. If enacted, the bill would establish “Labor Harmony Agreements” for hospitality projects.

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