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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.