Countdown Until Election Day:

Media And Press

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Calls on Congress to Protect Dreamers

Today’s gut-wrenching announcement regarding the elimination of DACA, perfectly demonstrates the callousness and deception of the Trump administration. With the statement delivered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – a statement that President Trump didn’t have the courage to deliver himself – more than 800,000 people’s lives were thrown into immediate turmoil.

Read more Share

919th Labor Candidate Victory: David Gierek appointed to Saddle Brook Council

Congratulations to AFT 3977 Brother David Gierek on being appointed to Saddle Brook Council in June. His appointment marks the 919th labor candidate in New Jersey!

Read more Share

Solidarity Alert: Stand with Nabisco Workers in Fair Lawn


Our BCTGM brothers and sisters are waging a long-term battle against corporate greed at Mondelez, the parent company of Nabisco. Last year, executives instituted job cuts at a facility in Chicago, sending hundreds of middle class American jobs to Salinas, Mexico.

Read more Share

Labor Day 2017: Using our Momentum to Secure our Future

Labor_Day_2017.jpgLabor Day is a celebration and reaffirmation of the two goals of the labor movement: dignifying work and enriching our communities and our families. While New Jersey has made great progress in these goals, our work will not be over until everyone has a job that affords workers the dignity and respect they deserve.

Read more Share

2017 Labor Day Events


Labor Day is a week from today, which means Election Day is right around the corner – 71 days to be exact. While we are already working hard towards a victory on November 7th, we hope that everyone is able to enjoy a bit of rest and family time this weekend. Whatever your plans may be, we want to thank you for all the work you do to build stronger unions and communities. These may be challenging times, but our shared middle class values will continue to drive us forward.

Be sure to celebrate the contributions of labor to our communities at any of the following Labor Day events:

Read more Share

Anniversary of the 19th Amendment: Having a Voice through Voting

19th_Amendment_Ratification_Signing.jpgToday, August 18th, is the 97th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. This amendment, which gives women the right to vote, was nicknamed the Anthony Amendment after Susan B. Anthony. Though she is famous for fighting for women’s suffrage, she originally became an activist to fight for abolition and equal pay. It wasn’t until she spoke at the U.S. National Council of Women that she explained, "I wasn't ready to vote, didn't want to vote, but I did want equal pay for equal work." She realized that the key to affecting any change was having a voice through voting.

Read more Share

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Op-Ed Takes on the Right-to-Work Fallacy


21st Annual Labor Candidates School Primes Union Member Office Seekers for Success in Crucial 2017 Election


As the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School marks its 21st year, we are proud to congratulate this year’s graduating class of 33 rank-and-file union members, who will be running for offices across our state from the municipal to county level. In addition, there are 23 Labor Candidates School alumni, who will seek reelection to office this year, including seven members of the State Legislature.

For photos of this year’s class, please CLICK HERE.

Read more Share

Recent Videos

Watch More Videos