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Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Strengthening New Jersey’s Prevailing Wage

In favor of strengthening prevailing wage in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy signed S2557 into law on Tuesday, July 9. Sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton, Assemblyman Wayne P. DeAngelo, Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt and Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter, the legislation will allow the issuing of stop-work orders for failure to meet prevailing wage standards.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO celebrates Independence Day with announcement of new Union Veterans Council

In honor of Independence Day, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce the formation of a Union Veterans Council. The Union Veterans Council will bring working-class veterans together to speak out on the issues that impact us most—especially the need for good jobs and a strong, fully funded and staffed VA.

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New Jersey’s Minimum Wage Rises to $10/Hour

Over a Million Workers to Benefit from Statewide Minimum Wage Increase

Hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans are getting a raise today, the first in our state’s multi-year move toward a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

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Congressman Norcross Introduces the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act

As we near the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01), a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidate, is leading the charge on legislation that would guarantee public-service workers in every state have the right to stand together and negotiate for fair wages and working conditions.

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House Approves Rep. Pascrell’s Postal Banking Amendment

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) has offered a bipartisan amendment to the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill, allocating $1,000,000 in funding to establish a modern postal banking system.

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TODAY AT THE STATE HOUSE: Labor Harmony Agreement Legislation Advances

Bill Concerning Sign Fabrication and Project Labor Agreements Also Released from the Senate Labor Committee

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join with RWDSU and the Hotel Trades Council today in favor of legislation S-3923, sponsored by Senator Fred Madden, which was debated by the Senate Labor Committee. If enacted, the bill would establish “Labor Harmony Agreements” for hospitality projects.

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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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