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.
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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.
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).
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.
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.
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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.
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.