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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Announces 2019 Endorsements

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO today announced endorsement decisions for State Senate District 1, the entire State Assembly, and a slate of 65 rank-and-file union members running for county and local offices across the state.

Click here to view a complete list of candidate endorsements

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Governor Murphy Signs ‘Panic Button’ Bill to Protect Hotel Workers from Assaults, Harassment

New Jersey Passes First Statewide Law Mandating Panic Devices for Hotel Workers

Hundreds of hotel workers, union leaders and elected officials gathered at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City today to witness the signing of a bill requiring hotels to equip certain employees with “panic buttons” for their protection against inappropriate conduct by guests.

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Tomorrow, June 4, is Primary Election Day in New Jersey.

With the entire New Jersey State Assembly, one special State Senate, and as many as 80 county and local offices sought by rank-and-file labor candidates on the ballot, the 2019 Election is an opportunity to win big for our unions, community allies, progressive partners, and all working families throughout New Jersey.

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Solidarity Alert: Rally at the State House

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO invites you to join us as we stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters on Thursday, June 13 at the Statehouse in Trenton to rally for a budget that New Jersey deserves.

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NJ Labor Leader John Shinn Appointed Secretary-Treasurer of USW

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates our brother John Shinn, a New Jersey labor leader and New Jersey State AFL-CIO Vice President, on being appointed Secretary-Treasurer of the United Steelworkers (USW).

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Senate Passes Panic Button Bill

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and Unite Here Local 54 President Bob McDevitt led a delegation of casino and hotel workers today in Trenton to lobby on behalf of S-2986/A-4439—a bill requiring hotels to provide panic buttons to employees for protection from unsafe working conditions, violence, and sexual assault while performing housekeeping duties. We are proud to report that the bill passed unanimously by a vote of 37-0.

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Congressman Norcross Signs Protect the Right to Organize Act

Eight U.S. Representatives in New Jersey Co-Sponsor Bill to Protect and Strengthen the Collective Power of Workers

Rep. Donald Norcross, a New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidate, is leading the charge on yet another pro-worker bill. The new bill, the Protect the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2019, would modernize the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and strengthen the collective power of workers to negotiate for better pay and working conditions.

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Solidarity Alert: Join RWDSU, Local 108 for a Solidarity Rally in Support of River Front Rehabilitation Workers

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO invites you to join us at River Front Rehabilitation in Pennsauken on June 7, 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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