The New Jersey State AFL-CIO commends the leadership of the Union County Central Labor Council on their elections last night.
Strong leadership will continue with President Jim McManus (UA Local 24), First Vice President Tom Fischbach (Sheetmetal Workers Local 22), Kerevin Barnes (OPEIU Local 32) as Financial Secretary/Treasurer and Linda Bradbury (AFT Local 2187) as Recording Secretary.
We look forward to continuing our work with you in Union County and throughout the state.
Success! The biggest gathering of future labor leaders in the country happened March 19-22 in Chicago, with New Jersey’s delegation of State AFL-CIO executive officers and young workers from affiliated unions called upon to play key roles in the Next Up Summit.
The summit brought together more than 1,000 young workers from across the country. The participants, who represent the future of the labor movement, experienced an energizing mix of leadership development, labor education, mentoring and networking.
Back in the fall, we requested that you support our brothers and sisters who work in Atlantic City by booking your upcoming meetings and conferences there whenever possible. We are heartened by your response!
Starting Friday, taxi riders in Newark can enjoy the convenience of using a cell phone app to book a cab and the security of knowing the dispatched driver is licensed and insured, and that the vehicle they are about to get into has been inspected and regularly maintained.
The Transunion Car Service www.ridetcs.com is a joint venture of CWA 1039 and the United Transportation Alliance (UTA), a new affiliate of CWA 1039 and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO that is already 300 members strong.
Today in the House of Representatives, a Republican resolution undermining fair labor union elections and rolling back decades of workers’ rights protections was approved by a partisan vote of 232-186. All 183 House Democrats present voted no.
New Jersey’s House Democrats were led by Rep. Frank Pallone. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires, Donald Norcross and Bonnie Watson Coleman also voted no. The Democrats present were joined by Republican Reps. Frank LoBiondo and Chris Smith, who were two of the three Republicans in the entire House to vote against this resolution.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is asking you to support our UNITE HERE 54 brothers and sisters, who have been negotiating in good faith and whose employer recently cut health care coverage for workers. This contract dispute is ongoing and HAS NOT been resolved.
The New Jersey Labor Movement has built the best Labor Candidates Program in the country. Rank-and-file union members have won 817 elections and now represent working families in public offices within the State Senate and Assembly, on County Freeholder Boards, in our towns as Mayors, Aldermen, Committee and Council Members, Fire Commissioners, and on School Boards across the state.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is asking you to support our UNITE HERE 54 brothers and sisters, who have been negotiating in good faith and whose employer recently cut health care coverage for the workers.
We were recently notified by UNITE HERE 54 that the owner of the Wyndham Garden Hotel near the state Capitol in Trenton abruptly changed the conditions of employment for 53 employees four weeks ago.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO WILD Conference: Blazing the Path to Economic Prosperity and Youth Empowerment
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference remains at the forefront of innovation, economic empowerment, and promoting union solidarity. The two-day conference, held every March to correspond with Women’s History Month, has become a defining feature of the New Jersey labor movement, and is the only conference of its kind in the country.
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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech and Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan led a delegation of 50 state labor leaders and rank-and-file members to Washington, DC, on Wednesday March 4, for a National Labor Lobby Day to oppose the renewal of “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
The Lobby Day was part of an ongoing push by the AFL-CIO to defeat any “Fast Track” legislation that comes up in Congress for a vote. In addition to visiting Washington and emailing our Congressional representatives, the AFL-CIO Executive Council agreed to suspend political contributions to lawmakers until after the Fast-Track vote in Congress.
Our affiliated unions who joined us in Washington helped make our lobbying efforts a resounding success. New Jersey was well-represented with a state labor delegation that included representatives from 10 affiliated unions, who spent the day on Capitol Hill engaging in trade conversations with members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.