With Election Day only 15 days away, much work remains. Our efforts on the phones are essential for success at the polls on Election Day and we will need all hands on deck.
New Jersey’s working families need relief. Job growth has not kept pace with our neighbors. Workers of all income levels except millionaires have seen their take-home pay drop and their spending power decline.
Elections are about voting for candidates on the local, state and federal level who share our values and will help us attain our dreams. This year’s labor-supported candidates – including 42 rank-and-file labor candidates -- are counting on our support.
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The labor movement is counting on you to ensure that we elect Cory Booker to the U.S. Senate, all endorsed Congressional candidates and 42 rank-and-file labor candidates. Every affiliated union is strongly encouraged to provide volunteers for labor walks each Saturday between 9:00 am – 12:00 noon leading up to November 4th. Please contact the CLC President or Coordinator listed below to commit your union’s volunteers. Working together, we will win together!
“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!”
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.
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:
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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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.