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NJ State AFL-CIO President Wowkanech on Trump Entertainment Resorts’ ‘Shameful, Anti-Union Actions’

“How many billions does a billionaire need,” asked New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech, responding to billionaire Carl Icahn’s shameful attempt to break a contract with 1,100 Atlantic City casino workers. “Icahn’s bottom fishing in Atlantic City’s waters shows all that is wrong with a system that allows a billionaire to get richer while hourly-wage workers are told to give up their pensions and health care – and even their paid lunch breaks!”

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New Monmouth University Poll Shows Roy Cho’s Message is Resonating with Voters

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Roy Cho is now within 5 points of Tea Party extremist Scott Garrett in their 5th District congressional race, a new Monmouth University Poll shows. Your hard work is paying off with a surge in momentum for Cho, a candidate who puts working families first. Cho believes in creating an economy that works for all, not just the wealthy few. Cho will make good jobs, affordable education and gender pay equity priorities in Washington.

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Cross the Bridge to Support our Brothers and Sisters in the “City of Brotherly Love”

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Our union brothers and sisters in the Philadelphia school system need our support. A rally will be held tomorrow outside of the school district office in Philadelphia, where a massive turnout would send a clear message that the Corbett Administration needs to bargain fairly with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. Let’s show our solidarity for our brothers and sisters in the “City of Brotherly Love”. Details for the rally are as follows:

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In Focus: Janice Kovach, Ready to Make Our Voices Heard in Washington

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When we WALK, When we VOTE, we have a VOICE

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Our union brothers and sisters know that elections have consequences. That’s why 672 volunteers from 43 local unions weren’t deterred by damp, rainy weather on Saturday, and were out knocking on doors to inform fellow union members about the candidates seeking federal, state and local offices this November 4th.

A total of 23,520 union households were visited on Saturday’s Labor Walk, sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and the Central Labor Councils.

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Phone Bank Volunteers Needed for 2014 Cycle

Volunteers are needed to staff the computerized predictive dialer phone stations at each of the below listed locations.  Please contact the Central Labor Council Presidents or the individuals coordinating each phone bank to commit volunteers.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Leads Drive for Statewide Earned Sick Leave Bill

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO continued to lead the drive for statewide earned sick leave legislation on Thursday, when the bill (A-2354) received its first public hearing in the Assembly Labor Committee.

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Wowkanech Statement on Costly Consequences of Ending Defined Benefit Pensions

A joint report released Tuesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective and Pennsylvania-based Keystone Research Center showed that switching new state employees to 401(k)-style pensions, a move Gov. Christie is considering, could cost taxpayers $42 billion and would not reduce the state’s unfunded liability. CLICK HERE to view the full report.

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JNESO Nurses: First in State to Achieve Guaranteed Safe Staffing Ratios and Scheduled Shifts

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JNESO nurses at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark became the first in the state to ratify a contract that guarantees safe staffing ratios and prohibits shift cancelations. Both of these provisions are essential to patient safety and maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of care.

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Join Union Volunteers Who Are Walking Their Candidates to Victory

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Steady rains didn't deter 557 dedicated volunteers from 40 local unions, who fanned out across the state on Saturday to inform fellow union members about candidates running for state, county and local offices in the Nov. 4th election. A total of 19,495 union households were visited.

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