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Testify in Favor of Earned Sick Leave Legislation at Second Hearing on Oct. 27

The Assembly Labor Committee has just announced that it will consider very important legislation on earned sick time next week. Details are as follows:

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Labor Walks - Politifax Big Number of the Week


In a matter of five weeks an astounding 94,325 union household doors have been knocked on thanks to the unflagging resolve and solidarity of Labor 2014 volunteers. This number was featured prominently in this week’s edition of Politifax, one of New Jersey’s most widely read political newsletters.

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Solidarity Alert: Stand Up for AC Casino Workers Whose Pensions and Health Benefits Are Being Stripped Away

Eleven-hundred of our brothers and sisters from UNITE HERE Local 54 who work at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino are being stripped of their pension and health care due to the flagrant anti-union actions of a billionaire businessman and a giant casino company.

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Join our Rutgers Brothers and Sisters to Rally for a Fair Contract which Respects Faculty, Staff, and Students


Over 20,000 faculty and staff at Rutgers University are currently in negotiations and working without contracts. They have gone at least three years without a raise while the cost of living, particularly health care costs in the state plan, have risen dramatically. Rutgers management is sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves while the hardworking faculty and staff fall behind. Now management has cancelled the bargaining sessions that were scheduled for this week.

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Phone Bank Volunteers Needed for 2014 Cycle

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.

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Labor Candidates Will Help Create Jobs, Make Education Affordable, Jumpstart the Economy


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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Assembly Transportation Committee Hearing Highlights Critical Need to Replenish the Transportation Trust Fund

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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 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!

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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


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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