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Sign the Petition to Stop Deregulation of New Jersey’s Telecom Industry


The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and the telecommunication industry are attempting to quietly and quickly implement a proposal that would eliminate some of the few remaining consumer protections for local phone service.  These actions will immediately harm our union brothers and sisters and members of the public. 

CLICK HERE to sign a petition sponsored by IBEW 827 that urges the BPU to oppose the deregulation of local phone service. Please also share this petition with your friends to help surpass our goal of 1,000 signatures.

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Help Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger

AFL-CIO Partners with Letter Carriers in May 9 Food Drive


The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 23rd annual food drive on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donations as they deliver mail.

Please consider leaving a sturdy bag of non-perishable food items such as canned soup, canned vegetables, canned meats and fish, pasta, peanut butter, rice and cereal next to your mailbox before the regular mail delivery. Carriers will collect donations left near mailboxes.

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Memorial Service for Union Brother Frank Forst Postponed

A service celebrating the life of Francis A. “Frank” Forst has been postponed.

The service at Rutgers Labor Education Center had been scheduled for May 13, 2015. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Brother Forst was a vice president of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO for 35 years.

We will advise when a new date has been selected.


Passaic County YES Hosts May Mixer and Labor History Tour at the Botto House National Landmark


Over 25 New Jersey young workers took a step back in history during a tour of the American Labor Museum/Botto House National Landmark in Haledon. By understanding the past, young workers are developing the knowledge necessary to ensure a robust future for the labor movement. This is an ongoing theme of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Young Workers program, and we thank Passaic County Youth Engagement in Solidarity (YES), the Passaic County CLC, the American Labor Museum, and union affiliates for making this special event possible.

CLICK HERE for pictures.

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NJ State AFL-CIO Proud to be Part of Supreme Court Pension Funding Fight


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our affiliated public employee unions in the fight for state pension funding before the New Jersey Supreme Court.

The state federation and our affiliates were well represented before the court on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, when our lawyers argued convincingly that Gov. Christie is obligated to make the full yearly pension payment required by law.

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Stand in Solidarity with Newark Students & Teachers

Join us for a Week-Long Picket to Protest Cami Anderson’s Attack on Public Education

Beginning this Tuesday, May 5, 2015, please join us as we stand in solidarity with students, community allies, teachers and education professionals to protest State-Appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson’s war against Newark public schools.

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Labor Service May 13 for Union Brother Frank Forst

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO will join with IFPTE Local 194 and family and friends in celebrating the life of Francis A. “Frank” Forst, a distinguished labor leader and longtime officer of the state federation’s Executive Board, who passed away last month.

The service will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Rutgers Labor Education Center Auditorium, Dominic Critelli Auditorium, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Food and beverages will be served.

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Workers Memorial Day: ‘Mourn for the Dead, but Fight Like Hell for the Living’


The labor movement sets aside April 28th of each year to remember workers who died on the job in the past year – our brothers and sisters, colleagues, family members and friends – who literally gave their lives to their jobs. Further, we pledge to redouble our efforts to fight for safe workplaces for all, in the name of those who died. We thank our affiliated unions, Central Labor Councils, Building Trades Councils, elected officials and workplace colleagues for their continued dedication to the urgent task of speaking out for safe work sites.

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We Are One New Jersey to Offer Citizenship Application Fee Loans


We are extremely proud to announce the newest progressive step in our ongoing commitment to build stronger communities: A partnership between a labor-supported immigrant advocacy organization and the country’s biggest union-owned bank to offer loans to cover the cost of applying for U.S. Citizenship.

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Workers Memorial Day Events Planned

Too many of our brothers and sisters are killed or seriously injured on the job each year, while others die or become permanently disabled because of work-related diseases.

Workers Memorial Day on April 28th is the day set aside to remember our fallen colleagues, as well as to renew our resolve to demand safe environments for all workers.

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