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NJ Labor Leader John Costa Chosen to Serve as ATU International President

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates our brother John Costa, a New Jersey labor leader and former member of our Executive Board, on being selected as the International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).

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In response to today’s announcement that legislation will be introduced to end defined benefit pensions for new hires and current employees with less than five years of service by creating a “hybrid” pension, New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech released the following statement:

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Congressman Norcross Pushes for Bipartisan Infrastructure Investments

As part of Infrastructure Week 2019, Congressman Donald Norcross, Co-Chair of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, joined building trade leaders at a press conference on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for infrastructure investments.

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Labor Candidate John Amodeo wins election to the Margate Commission

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to announce that Labor Candidate John Amodeo has been elected to the Margate Commission. His victory came during Tuesday’s Municipal Non-Partisan Elections.

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Two Labor Candidates to appear on ballots in today’s Municipal Non-Partisan Elections in Cedar Grove and Margate

The 2019 Municipal Non-Partisan Elections will take place today in the following Municipalities: Margate, Lodi, Mount Ephraim, Haddon Twp., Avalon, Sea Isle City, South Orange, Cedar Grove, Verona, West New York, North Bergen, Ocean Twp., Loch Arbour, and Passaic.

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Union Sportsmen's Alliance to Offer 10 Free Slots for Veterans at SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot

The Union Sportsmen's Alliance (USA), a proud partner of the AFL-CIO, is offering 10 free slots for veterans at their 7th annual SMART New Jersey Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday, May 18.

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ATU International President Larry Hanley has passed away

It is with an extremely heavy heart that we inform you of the death of long-time labor leader and visionary, Larry Hanley, International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).

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Rutgers Workers Rally to Protest Management’s Refusal to Bargain

Members of URA-AFT Local 1766 gathered outside of a bargaining meeting at the Administrative Services Building on Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus on Wednesday to rally for a fair contract.

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