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.
Hold the Line by Adopting a Verizon Store
Verizon picked a fight with its workers, but didn’t have the slightest clue what they were in for. Hundreds of our brothers and sisters across the labor movement stood in solidarity at the Statehouse yesterday to expose the company’s shameful greed. Thousands more are picketing Verizon stores every day to send a message that union busting will never be tolerated.
In solidarity, our IBEW and CWA brothers and sisters will outlast greedy Verizon.
Please watch our video highlights recapping Monday’s Statehouse rally by clicking on the photo:
All sectors of the labor movement come together each April 28th to pay tribute to the workers who have become ill or died on the job, and to renew our fight for safe workplaces. We honor our fallen colleagues who literally gave their lives to their jobs and strive for work that is safe and healthy and that pays fair, family sustaining wages.
New Jersey consistently ranks among the lowest states in the country in worker fatalities and injuries due to our strong union presence here and the strength of our union family. Nonetheless, work-related accidents claimed the lives of 36 men and women in 2015, according to preliminary estimates. As recently as last week, a construction worker in Jersey City fell down an elevator shaft and lost his life.
NJ AFL-CIO Joins Picket Line, Leads Statehouse Rally
With their strike against Verizon in its 13th day, our brothers and sisters at CWA and IBEW got a big boost of support during a noontime rally in front of the New Jersey Statehouse.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO, its affiliated unions and community partners stood shoulder to shoulder with the striking workers to demand a fair contract from this greedy and profitable telecom company.