The New Jersey State AFL-CIO applauds the members of the Senate Labor Committee who today voted to advance the $15 minimum wage bill (S-15) by a vote of 3 to 0 with one abstention as well as a bill extending unemployment benefits to striking workers (S-2160) by a vote of 3 to 1. Both votes were along party lines.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO encourages all affiliates and community partners to join and testify in support of the $15 minimum wage bill (S-15) on Monday, May 16, 2016 in the Senate Labor Committee. Whether you testify or not, your presence at this hearing will help to demonstrate the strong support and critical need for raising the minimum wage in our state.
More than 40,000 Verizon workers have been on strike for four weeks and our efforts are taking a toll on Verizon. The incredible news coverage and public support pouring in would not have been possible without your support, and we cannot let up now.
There are three things you can do to take our efforts to the next level. Please encourage your friends and family to do the same:
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates program is one-of-a-kind, helping to achieve labor representation across every level of New Jersey government since 1997. With each additional victory, working families secure a stronger voice in our democratic process.
This year marks the 24th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, the largest one-day food collection event in the country. To make a donation simply leave a bag of nonperishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, May 14, 2016, and your letter carrier will do the rest.
It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Anne Carol Conner “Mama” Norcross, the mother of our IBEW 351 brother, Congressman Donald Norcross. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Norcross family during this difficult time.
As you all know, our CWA and IBEW brothers and sisters have been on strike at Verizon since April 13th. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO has been in the thick of this fight and we would like to ask all affiliates to join a Verizon picket near you to strengthen the collective voice of workers battling corporate greed.
May 5th has been declared a national day of action, and we ask all affiliates to join existing pickets, which you can find HERE, or host your own picket by “adopting a store”.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with our brothers and sisters at CWA and IBEW for however long it takes to secure a fair contract at Verizon. Please watch and share the video below from last week’s invigorating rally in Jersey City to keep our momentum going and fight back against corporate greed.
NJ AFL-CIO Joins IBEW, CWA to Demand Economic Justice
Hundreds of IBEW and CWA brothers and sisters filled Exchange Place in Jersey City for a rally against greedy Verizon, the super-profitable telecom giant that continues to disrespect its workers by refusing to offer them a fair contract.
The road to U.S. citizenship is rarely easy. For those who complete the journey, the sense of reward and accomplishment is unparalleled. On April 27, 2016, a ceremony was held in honor of more than 100 new American citizens who were joined by their friends and family in Elizabeth, NJ at an event sponsored by Union County and We Are One New Jersey, Inc.