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Ahead of Election Season, New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates School Grooms New Crop of Office-Seeking Union Members

It was a monumental weekend for 28 union members who graduated from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 23rd annual Labor Candidates School on Sunday.

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Acting Governor Sheila Oliver Signs Landmark Anti-Wage Theft Law

On Tuesday, August 6, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver signed landmark anti-wage theft bill S-1790 into law, making New Jersey’s wage and hour protections among the strongest in the country.

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TAKE ACTION: Reject Eugene Scalia!

The Secretary of Labor needs to be a true advocate for working people. This position should be held by someone who will make the interests of working men and women a first priority—someone who will protect us from unscrupulous employers, set strong health and safety standards and safeguard our retirement security.

Let’s be absolutely clear: Eugene Scalia, the man named by President Trump to be the next Secretary of Labor, is not that person!

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HTC and Airbnb Square Off in Jersey City over Ordinance Regulating Short-Term Rentals

The Hotel Trades Council (HTC) and its members are facing a critical fight with Airbnb in Jersey City.

On June 26, HTC celebrated the passage of a Jersey City ordinance that places regulations on Airbnb rentals. The ordinance safeguards the wages, benefits and jobs of hundreds of hotel workers in the Jersey City region. Moreover, it protects affordable housing and quality of life for tens of thousands of city residents.

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House Passes Butch Lewis Multiemployer Pension Reform Bill

On Wednesday, June 24, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation addresses the nation’s worsening multiemployer pension crisis.

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House Passes Congressman Norcross-Led Raise the Wage Act

Today, the House passed the Raise the Wage Act, a bill that would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. If the Raise the Wage Act becomes law, American workers would see the first federal minimum wage increase in more than 10 years.

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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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