Organized labor came out in force for Bonnie Watson Coleman on Wednesday, showing its unified commitment to helping elect a longtime ally as the next congresswoman from New Jersey’s 12th District.
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Subway Workers Vote to Unionize in Bloomsbury,
Crossing Guards in Hudson County Secure First Contracts
In the midst of nationwide protests against the fast food industry, which is known for unfair working conditions and substandard wages, RWDSU Local 108 is doing what it does best by helping these workers to stand up together for their livelihoods and for respect on the job. Despite the challenges of organizing fast food workers, we are thrilled to share the news that workers at a Subway in Bloomsbury, NJ voted decisively to unionize and join Local 108.
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Marking an innovative new approach on how to address our state and nation’s economic challenges, New Jersey’s unions held their first ever “Common Sense Economics” training yesterday at the Rutgers Labor Education Center in New Brunswick. A class of a dozen union members took part in the inaugural training, gaining transferrable knowledge and actionable tools to make our unions more effective and to achieve constructive economic reforms at all levels of government.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) is engaged in a fight to save good union jobs at the Metropolitan Opera.
The general manager of the opera house, Peter Gelb, has orchestrated sweeping production changes that are radically driving up the cost and scope of operations. Rather than working with the 16 unions - including six IATSE locals - at the Met, Gelb is blaming labor for the spiraling costs associated with his extravagant productions and untested business model.
TRENTON – Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, issued the following statement on the death of former Congressman Robert A. Roe:
Wouldn’t it be great to have Bill Maher fighting alongside us in this election to unseat New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett (CD-5)? With your help, we can actually make that happen. Simply, include the hashtags #NJ5 and #FlipaDistrict in your Facebook and Twitter posts and a message about why Garrett should get the boot.
The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey (BAC/ADC) organized a demonstration this week to call on LCOR – the developer behind the “Valley and Bloom Project” in Montclair – to abide by its contractual agreement and use union pension funds it received from California teachers unions to create union jobs.
Closure of the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City would result in the loss of 2,100 good jobs for the community. Members of UNITE HERE! Local 54, IUOE 68, IUPAT D.C. 711, Carpenters 255, and the Teamsters would all be impacted. That is why we ask all affiliates and community partners to join for a march in Atlantic City to bring all stakeholders to the table and explore all possible options to keep the Showboat in business.
The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers of New Jersey (BAC/ADC) will hold a demonstration on July 7th and 8th to demand that LCOR, the developer behind Montclair’s “Valley and Bloom Project”, keep its promise to create union jobs with the $800 million in funding they received from California teachers’ unions.