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Governor Murphy Nominates Diomedes Tsitouras, Executive Director of AAUP-BHSNJ, for Appointment to Civil Service Commission

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO wishes to congratulate Diomedes Tsitouras, Executive Director of AAUP-BHSNJ, on his recent nomination by Governor Murphy for appointment as a member of the Civil Service Commission.

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Congressman Norcross Ahead of First Minimum Wage Vote in Over a Decade

Bill to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 Heads to U.S. House Floor

On Wednesday, March 6, the House Committee on Education and Labor advanced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. It cleared the panel in a 28-20 party-line vote.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech on Gov. Murphy’s Budget Address

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech today issued the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s budget address:

“The New Jersey State AFL-CIO commends Governor Murphy for his efforts to make New Jersey a stronger and fairer state. His proposed investments and progressive agenda will help position our state for an even brighter future.

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Our Time is NOW: Leading with Passion, Purpose & Power

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Hosts 16th Annual WILD Conference

More than 300 union sisters from all sectors of organized labor gathered at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel on March 1 for the 16th annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference. This two-day conference featured several distinguished speakers, including Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler (IBEW) and Alice Paul Institute Executive Director Lucienne Beard.

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Union Brother Rob Garrison Wins Westfield Board of Education Seat

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to congratulate our union brother, Rob Garrison, on his appointment to the Westfield Board of Education.

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NJ Labor Movement Celebrates Earned Sick Leave

Starting TODAY, Workers Can Use Their Accrued Sick Days

As of today, February 26, 2019, workers who started receiving paid sick leave when the law took effect last October can begin taking advantage of their accrued sick days.

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Peter J. McGuire Memorial Added to National Register of Historic Places

On Friday, February 22, Congressman Donald Norcross announced that the memorial to Labor Day founder Peter J. McGuire is now part of the National Register of Historic Places.

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We did it AGAIN!

Organized Labor Celebrates Gov. Murphy's Signing of Paid Family Leave Reform Law

Today, Governor Murphy signed into law Paid Family Leave Reform legislation (S-2528: Sweeney/Diegnan/Ruiz & A-3975: Quijano/Giblin/Downey). The bill extends the paid leave period from six weeks to 12 weeks, increases the benefit amount from two-thirds of a claimant’s average weekly wage to 70 percent of that wage with a higher maximum threshold, and expands job protection to businesses with 30 employees or more. 

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