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Urge Your Members to Support Ballot Question 1

New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act

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Please urge your members and their families to vote YES on ballot question #1 on Election Day.  The question seeks to dedicate $125 million in aggregate to construct, upgrade and modernize public libraries.  Local governments that apply for the grants would be required to provide matching funds.

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Trump Tax Breaks Advance

All But Two NJ House Members Vote to Oppose

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As Wall Street celebrates the House vote to advance Trump’s tax breaks for the rich, New Jersey families should be taking note of the two representatives who hung our state out to dry. They are Representatives Tom MacArthur (R-03) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11).

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Stop Trump Tax Breaks Funded on Backs of Workers

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Despite his rhetoric on the campaign trail, Trump has shown his true colors once again with a tax scheme that would devastate working families. According to New Jersey Policy Perspective, our state would be one of the hardest hit. New Jersey’s wealthiest 1 percent of taxpayers would receive an average $74,000 tax break each year while about 1 in 4 Garden State taxpayers would pay an average of $2,400 more in a year in federal taxes. What makes this plan so bad for New Jersey families is the elimination of the state and local tax deduction.

CLICK HERE to send a message to your U.S. Representative opposing tax breaks for the wealthy that mortgage the future of working families. In addition to the above aspects it also:

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Hundreds of Union Volunteers Fly to Aid Puerto Rico

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The sendoff for relief volunteers at Newark Airport was inspiring to say the least. More than 300 union members from all sectors of the labor movement, including nurses, tradesmen and women, and transport workers, eagerly stepped up to help their fellow Americans in need. We are also proud to recognize United Airlines, which volunteered a 777-300, one of the largest and newest aircraft in its fleet, to airlift this humanitarian relief team to San Juan.

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State AFL-CIO, Cooper University Hospital Supply Aid to Puerto Rico

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s affiliated unions have mobilized en masse to support families in Puerto Rico as they rebuild following the hurricane. Members from all union sectors, including construction, transportation, and healthcare, have responded to the call for aid.

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Union Members Mobilize to Aid in Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

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The national AFL-CIO is coordinating efforts to help families in Puerto Rico recover in the aftermath of the hurricane. A plane has been charted and will fly from Newark to Puerto Rico the morning of Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Thanks to an outpouring of support from our brothers and sisters across all sectors of the labor movement, the plane is already filled to capacity.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

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Our hearts go out to the victims and families impacted by tragic events in Las Vegas. As a nation, we know we are better than this, and it is up to each and every one of us to work towards a future that averts this type of senseless violence. We owe it to any person who has suffered in the past, we owe it to the future of this nation, and we owe it to ourselves. As always, we thank all of the emergency service personnel and brave civilians, who put their own lives on the line to fight for the well-being of others in a time of need.

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REMINDER: Governor’s Debate Rally/Watch Party

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO welcomes our affiliates to join us in Newark to show support for our endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Phil Murphy, who will face off against Kim Guadagno in the first of two scheduled debates on October 10th.

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Labor Walks the Walk

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What separates the labor movement from everybody else? It’s simple: we do the work. Whether it’s on the job or on the campaign trail, we dedicate the energy needed to get results. We know it’s not easy balancing work, family, and other obligations, but at the same time, we rise to the occasion when called upon.

We'd like to specifically recognize the Bergen County CLC for an outstanding turnout of volunteers this Saturday, which provided a warm welcome to Phil Murphy, who visited before union members hit the streets on behalf of the Murphy/Oliver team and a slate of endorsed working family champions.

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Join Sheila Oliver at Saturday Labor Walks

We are proud to share with you Speaker Oliver’s scheduled visits at four upcoming labor walks, which you can find below. Earlier this week, we also provided a list of walks that Phil Murphy plans to attend, which you can find HERE.

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