The American consumer not only votes at the ballot box, but votes nearly every day with his or her wallet. In other words, like voting, how and where we spend our money can have a significant influence over our society and economy.
Therefore, be sure to check out Labor411’s Holiday Gift Guide for a listing of union made products for the holidays.
The trustees for the state pension funds for teachers, public employees and police and firefighters have sued Gov. Chris Christie's administration for failing to make required payments into the state retirement system.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech issued the following statement on Senate President Steve Sweeney’s and Sen. Jim Whelan’s Atlantic City fiscal stability legislation, which was introduced to help the ailing city and its residents recover from high unemployment and skyrocketing taxes as a result of multiple casino closings:
A critical piece of legislation to support and create American jobs (A-3059) is scheduled for a hearing in the Assembly Budget Committee this Thursday, December 11, 2014. The bill would help increase domestic manufacturing in the United States and would create jobs for New Jersey workers. With our state suffering from high unemployment and a failure to recover from the jobs lost in the great recession, this is a common sense way to help American workers.
As we join together with our families and friends, to share a hearty meal and give thanks for all our blessings, we would like to wish everyone good health, prosperity and happiness this holiday season.
On Black Friday, brave Walmart employees will be joined in solidarity by thousands of union members to stand up to the insatiable greed of the world’s largest private employer and to demand a living wage and economic fairness.
The Walton family, which owns Walmart, has amassed more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined, while the average Walmart employee earns only $8.80 per hour – not nearly enough to survive. Walmart’s theory is clear: why pay workers more when the company can use their billions in excess profits to further line the pockets of big money investors and corporate executives?
LOCATION CHANGE: Support Our CWA 1038 Brothers and Sisters Rallying for a Fair Contract Tomorrow in Burlington County
The Occupational Training Center of Burlington County (OTCBC) manages a unique recycling program that employs local workers many of whom have developmental disabilities. These workers are represented by CWA Local 1038 and are engaged in a difficult contract battle that threatens to undermine their ability to afford vital health benefits.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan was honored Thursday, March 20, with the Sol Stetin Award, which was presented during the American Labor Museum’s annual benefit gala.
Billionaire businessman Carl Icahn has repeatedly shown his callous indifference for casino workers by forcing thousands out of their jobs and stripping away health care and retirement benefits from those who remain on his payroll. Now, he’s threatening to go through with a plan to close another Atlantic City casino unless the state and already struggling city come through with a massive and unrealistic aid package.
Our heartfelt congratulations go out to our friend and fellow union brother, Donald Norcross of IBEW Local 351, on his swearing in as a member of the U.S. Congress. All sectors of the labor movement came together to help Donald to victory because we know he brings to Washington the same honor, integrity, and commitment to middle-class values with which he served in the New Jersey Legislature.