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Urge Congress to Stop TPP for Good, Call Now: 855-856-7545


While some have pronounced the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) “dead,” our fight isn’t over yet.  Call 855-856-7545 right now to tell your member of the House of Representatives to oppose a vote on the TPP during this lame-duck session and next year’s session of Congress.

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Workers at Colonnade Apartments in Newark Vote Unanimously to Join RWDSU Local 108

Workers at Colonnade Apartments in Newark voted unanimously for union representation with RWDSU Local 108. The 15 workers, who will make up the bargaining unit, decided to form a union in order to address concerns related to low pay, health and safety, respect on the job, working hours, and the lack of retirement benefits.

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Labor Fights for What's Right


While it’s difficult to put into words, all the emotions being felt by Americans at this moment, we are extremely proud of the efforts put forth by our union brothers and sisters across our state and nation to champion working family values. We are fortunate to work with each and every one of you, and we look forward to emerging from this election stronger and more united than ever before. No matter who is in the White House, labor’s mission remains the same: to uplift all working families and ensure that each successive generation is afforded opportunities greater than those of the previous generation.

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Presidential Race Too Close to Call, Labor Victories in New Jersey

With the presidential race too close to call, we are proud that New Jersey was once again a bright spot for the nation thanks to the solidarity and determination of our union brothers and sisters. Labor reelected our union brother Donald Norcross from IBEW 351 to Congress and paved the way to a victory in New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District by electing Joshua Gottheimer. We were also proud to elect five of our labor candidates to our state’s county Freeholder boards.

CLICK HERE for results.

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ELECTION DAY: Vote to Make History!

Polls Open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Election Day is finally here, and we are counting on you now, more than ever, to join for one final push to get voters to the polls in support of Hillary Clinton for president as well as all endorsed candidates, including 51 rank-and-file union members who will be on the ballot. All the work we have done up to this point – making phone calls and knocking on doors – depends on the effort we put forth today.

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Sweeney and Labor Officials Announce “Buy America” Initiative, Assembly Committees Advance Pro-Worker Bills


Today in Trenton, the voice of New Jersey’s working families was heard loud and clear. New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech and Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan joined with Senate President Stephen Sweeney and labor officials to announce a vitally important “Buy America” initiative that would create much needed jobs in New Jersey.

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Attention State, County, and Municipal Employees: Protect Your Pension through PERS Trustee Nominations


The nominations process for selecting Trustees to serve on the PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) Board is currently underway. It is imperative that every eligible public employee participates in order to ensure a secure retirement future.

There are a total of three seats up this election cycle: one state, one county, and one municipal. The Public Employee Committee (PEC) of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO unanimously endorsed the below candidates for re-election to the PERS Board based upon their excellent representation to date and the fact they are active union members.

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SAVE THE DATE: WILD Conference March 3-4, 2017


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce the 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference that will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 3-4, 2017.

This year’s conference will offer new and enlightening insights into building leadership skills, women’s labor history, and the fight for our economic future. This year in particular will feature prominent speakers on the subjects of organizing and leadership. Since we plan to have our nation’s first woman president in the White House, the conference will also discuss the motivating effect this historic event will have in terms of encouraging women’s leadership roles.

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National Days of Action to Stop TPP: Call-In Day (Nov. 16) & Lobby Day (Nov. 30)


The labor movement is fighting to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) because working people cannot afford another giveaway to companies that have profited from shipping our jobs overseas and from exploiting both low-cost labor and lax safety/environmental standards around the world.

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CD 5 Upset Would be a Major Win for Workers


Polling shows that New Jersey’s 5th Congressional District is one of the most fiercely contested races in the nation. This gives workers a golden opportunity to unseat entrenched seven-term incumbent Scott Garrett, whose lifetime record on workers’ issues is a whopping zero percent.

Scott Garrett is a Tea Party extremist who isn’t just anti worker; he has spent his time in Congress voting against women’s rights, veterans, first responders, civil rights, modernizing New Jersey’s infrastructure, and job creation. You read that right. Garrett, has cast votes in opposition to all of these issues and more. CLICK HERE to see his record for yourself.

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