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State Assembly Approves Bills Concerning Prevailing Wages, Health Insurance for Locked Out Workers, Safety Protections for Hotel Employees and Subcontracting of Education Services

The State Assembly today advanced several bills supported by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. We thank Speaker Coughlin for advancing these measures and all sponsors for their leadership. We also thank the members of the Assembly who voted in favor and all the affiliated unions that lobbied in support of these legislative priorities.

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SOLIDARITY ALERT: Employees of River Front Rehabilitation to Strike on May 28

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO invites you to join us at River Front Rehabilitation in Pennsauken on May 28, as we gather in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Local 108, RWDSU to oppose the health care facility’s egregious attempts to cut benefits and profit off the backs of your workers.

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NJ Labor Leader John Costa Chosen to Serve as ATU International President

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates our brother John Costa, a New Jersey labor leader and former member of our Executive Board, on being selected as the International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).

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NEW JERSEY STATE AFL-CIO OPPOSED TO HYBRID PENSION PLAN

In response to today’s announcement that legislation will be introduced to end defined benefit pensions for new hires and current employees with less than five years of service by creating a “hybrid” pension, New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech released the following statement:

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Congressman Norcross Pushes for Bipartisan Infrastructure Investments

As part of Infrastructure Week 2019, Congressman Donald Norcross, Co-Chair of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, joined building trade leaders at a press conference on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for infrastructure investments.

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Labor Candidate John Amodeo wins election to the Margate Commission

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that Labor Candidate John Amodeo has been elected to the Margate Commission. His victory came during Tuesday’s Municipal Non-Partisan Elections.

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Two Labor Candidates to appear on ballots in today’s Municipal Non-Partisan Elections in Cedar Grove and Margate

The 2019 Municipal Non-Partisan Elections will take place today in the following Municipalities: Margate, Lodi, Mount Ephraim, Haddon Twp., Avalon, Sea Isle City, South Orange, Cedar Grove, Verona, West New York, North Bergen, Ocean Twp., Loch Arbour, and Passaic.

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Union Sportsmen's Alliance to Offer 10 Free Slots for Veterans at SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot

The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA), a proud partner of the AFL-CIO, is offering 10 free slots for veterans at their 7th annual SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, May 18.

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