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Video: Innovative New Technology Guides Labor Walks Into the Future


Our labor-to-labor political program, which is already the most successful program of its kind in the country, is undergoing an exciting new renovation. We invite you to learn about this powerful new tool that promises to make our labor walks easier and more efficient for union volunteers and quicker and more effective for those analyzing the data.

Please take 90 seconds to see the new technology we’re so excited to introduce.

As you can see, we are using cutting-edge smart-phone technology to guide our labor walks into the future. It’s another way that we are harnessing the power of the labor movement by revolutionizing ways to get out the union vote


Outcome of Supreme Court Case Will Significantly Impact Labor Movement

The United States Supreme Court recently reconvened to begin work on a host of controversial cases, including one that will have significant impact on the future of organized labor: Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. Although the suit was brought by teachers, the case applies to all public employees.

At a time when corporations and the wealthy are rewriting the rules of the economy in their favor, this case has the potential to knock American families and our entire economy off balance. This case, plain and simple, threatens the fundamental promise of America – that if you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to provide a decent life for your family.

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Congratulations Brother Norcross!


Our IBEW 351 brother, Rep. Donald Norcross, has achieved so much since New Jersey voters elected him to Congress last year. Today, we celebrate his being named to the House leadership team by House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer.

Rep. Hoyer has named Brother Norcross as assistant whip, a position rarely bestowed on a first-term Congressman.

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When We Vote, We Have a Voice


Like every election, whether and how we vote on November 3 has consequences. So, we remind our brothers and sisters that the only way to ensure that the concerns of working families are fully represented in the Statehouse, and on freeholder boards, town councils and school boards is to elect New Jersey State AFL-CIO endorsed candidates to office.

Volunteer union members who have been going door-to-door to inform fellow union members about the upcoming election on our Saturday labor walks are helping 67 rank-and-file union members secure election victories as well as the scores of endorsed candidates who are not union members but who do put working families first.

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Union Brother Norcross Stands Up for Workers' Rights by Introducing Workplace Democracy Bill


New Jersey Congressman and proud union brother Donald Norcross is sponsoring important federal legislation that would make it easier for workers to join unions and bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions.

By introducing The Workplace Democracy Act near the Capitol on Wednesday, Rep. Norcross made it clear that his top priority in Congress is creating good, sustainable job opportunities for American workers and protecting their rights on the job. The Workplace Democracy Act levels the playing field and gives middle class families a fair shot.  

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Nurses Ratify First Nationwide Contract with Red Cross


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to share the news of an historic contract reached between eight national unions and the American Red Cross that will apply to approximately 4,000 workers in 24 states. This agreement, which was struck despite a backdrop of financial and workplace issues, provides a strong testament to the collective bargaining process. We applaud this favorable outcome and commend our brothers and sisters for their persistence and ongoing commitment to good jobs and the highest standard of patient care.

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Downpours Don’t Dampen Spirits or Slow Labor Walks Around the State


Volunteers wearing hooded sweatshirts and ponchos knocked on the doors of fellow union members throughout the state on Saturday morning, undeterred by the wet weather drenching New Jersey ahead of Hurricane Joaquin.

With 31 days remaining until the Nov. 3 election, our member-to-member labor program is in full swing. And with 67 rank-and-file union members seeking election to offices around the state, it’s imperative we do all that we can to help them win.

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Southern NJ Building Trades Council Demands Skilled Union Labor for Cherry Hill Construction Project


We encourage all affiliates to demonstrate solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the Southern New Jersey Building Trades Council by joining s picket line to demand that the University of Pennsylvania hire union labor to complete a $50-60 million construction project of a medical center and doctors’ offices along Route 70 in Cherry Hill. The pickets began Monday and will be ongoing, from 7:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday until this dispute is resolved.

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