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In Focus: Aimee Belgard, a Proven Strong Voice for New Jersey’s Workers and Families

New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District is one of the most competitive House races in the nation this year, yet the choice between the candidates could not be any clearer. On one hand we have Aimee Belgard, a thoughtful and longtime community leader who understands the challenges facing middle-class families and is determined to be a voice for us in Congress. On the other hand, there is Tom MacArthur, a multi-millionaire insurance CEO from North Jersey, who decided to move to the district to buy a seat in Congress.

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Help Us Reach Our Goal of Visiting Every Union Household in New Jersey


Our success in any election comes down to two key factors. First, we must get union members the facts they need to make an informed decision on Election Day. Second, we all need to get out and vote. Our weekly labor walks will ensure that both of these critical goals are met.

CLICK HERE for pictures of this week's walks.

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Passaic County CLC Labor Breakfast Sees Great Turnout


The Passaic County Central Labor Council recently hosted its Annual Labor Breakfast in Paterson, New Jersey. The event began with Passaic CLC President Juan Negron welcoming over 110 union members, labor leaders, elected officials, political candidates who were in attendance.

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RECLAIM RUTGERS: Urge Rutgers to Bargain Fair Contracts for Workers and Prioritize Students’ Futures and Academics

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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.”


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