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Website Update: Get the Facts on Labor’s Endorsed Candidates

The addition of a new online resource page on the New Jersey State AFL-CIO website makes it easier than ever for union members to identify and learn about the candidates which their unions have endorsed for the upcoming election.

CLICK HERE to view.

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Labor Joins in Support of Aimee Belgard for Congress


Dozens of union leaders joined together this morning for a special breakfast in support of 3rd District Congressional Candidate Aimee Belgard, who was endorsed by the 1 million-member New Jersey State AFL-CIO in June. Today’s breakfast was sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, the Burlington County Central Labor Council, the Monmouth/Ocean Central Labor Council, and the International Longshoremen's Association.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Files Ethics Complaint Over Pay-to-Play in Pension Investments

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO has filed a complaint with the State Ethics Commission calling for an investigation into lucrative pension fund management contracts awarded to top political donors to Gov. Chris Christie and the Republican Party.

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Labor Walk Volunteers Needed

The labor movement is counting on you to ensure that we elect Cory Booker to the U.S. Senate, all endorsed Congressional candidates, 39 rank-and-file labor candidates on Tuesday, November 4th.   Every affiliated union is strongly encouraged to provide volunteers for labor walks between 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon as listed below.

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Demand Congressional Action on Student Debt


Students and college graduates across the country are suffocating with massive levels of debt and millions more find themselves on a similar crash course. It seems to be only a matter of time before something snaps. Student debt is driven in large part to rising college tuition rates, but this is far from the whole story. Government lending practices are out-of-date and are ripe for improvement.

CLICK HERE to make your voice heard on this issue.

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Ratings Agency Downgrades NJ Debt, Blames Christie for Undercutting His Own Pension Reform Plan

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech issued the following statement on the seventh downgrade of NJ’s debt under Gov. Chris Christie:

“The governor’s visits to Mexico last week and to Camden today show he’ll do anything to avoid responsibility for New Jersey’s severe fiscal problems. In again downgrading New Jersey’s bond rating, Fitch Ratings noted that Christie undercut his own reforms by refusing to make the full pension payment required by the law he signed. It will cost taxpayers more to repay bonds used to build schools and roads. As the state’s fiscal steward-in-chief, Christie has failed New Jersey taxpayers.”


Union Brother Charles Hall, Jr. Appointed to Newark Board of Adjustments

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates Charles Hall, Jr. on his recent appointment to serve on the City of Newark’s Board of Adjustments. Brother Hall, who was born and raised in Newark, is the President of RWDSU Local 108, an International Vice President of the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the Chair of Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc.

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Sports Betting Needed More Now Than Ever In Atlantic City

For more than two decades, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO has supported sports wagering in Atlantic City. Sports betting is estimated at $500 billion annually in the United States.  Unfortunately most of that goes to organized crime, off-shore gambling havens and Las Vegas – not New Jersey.

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Newly Opened Atlantic City Resource Center Providing Support to Workers in Need


While Atlantic City and thousands of laid-off workers face a difficult road ahead, the support shown by union members, the community, and local leaders during these trying times has been outstanding. This much was evident at the “AC Unites Here” resource center which opened its doors today to connect impacted workers with the resources needed to help build a stable future for themselves and their families.

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Support Hardship Fund for Atlantic City Casino Workers

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is standing with the people of Atlantic City as the casino industry undergoes a major downsizing, sparked by increased competition as more and more casinos open in neighboring states.

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