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Organizing Victory for HPAE at Inspira Medical Center

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Nurses at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, New Jersey voted overwhelmingly yesterday in favor of union representation with the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE). There are approximately 420 Registered Nurses at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to welcome these workers to our union family.

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2014 Statewide Ballot Questions & Local Earned Sick Time Ordinances

In addition to candidates for Congress and local offices, this year there are two statewide ballot questions all voters should be aware of.

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Meet AC Luncheon: What Labor Can do to Invest in Atlantic City’s Future and Union Jobs

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Thank you to everyone who joined for the Meet AC Luncheon in Atlantic City yesterday. By all accounts, the event was extremely positive and productive. A delegation of over 100 union members participated in the luncheon, representing dozens of unions from across the state and region.

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NJ’s Minimum Wage Workers to See First Automatic Hourly Increase for Inflation

New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase by 13 cents (to $8.38 per hour) on January 1, 2015, when the state’s first automatic annual increase for inflation takes effect. While the increase is modest, this raise and every future yearly wage adjustment will put more money in the pockets of our lowest-paid workers.

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In Focus: Aimee Belgard, a Proven Strong Voice for New Jersey’s Workers and Families

New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District is one of the most competitive House races in the nation this year, yet the choice between the candidates could not be any clearer. On one hand we have Aimee Belgard, a thoughtful and longtime community leader who understands the challenges facing middle-class families and is determined to be a voice for us in Congress. On the other hand, there is Tom MacArthur, a multi-millionaire insurance CEO from North Jersey, who decided to move to the district to buy a seat in Congress.

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Help Us Reach Our Goal of Visiting Every Union Household in New Jersey

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Our success in any election comes down to two key factors. First, we must get union members the facts they need to make an informed decision on Election Day. Second, we all need to get out and vote. Our weekly labor walks will ensure that both of these critical goals are met.

CLICK HERE for pictures of this week's walks.

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Passaic County CLC Labor Breakfast Sees Great Turnout

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The Passaic County Central Labor Council recently hosted its Annual Labor Breakfast in Paterson, New Jersey. The event began with Passaic CLC President Juan Negron welcoming over 110 union members, labor leaders, elected officials, political candidates who were in attendance.

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RECLAIM RUTGERS: Urge Rutgers to Bargain Fair Contracts for Workers and Prioritize Students’ Futures and Academics

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Website Update: Get the Facts on Labor’s Endorsed Candidates

The addition of a new online resource page on the New Jersey State AFL-CIO website makes it easier than ever for union members to identify and learn about the candidates which their unions have endorsed for the upcoming election.

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Labor Joins in Support of Aimee Belgard for Congress

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Dozens of union leaders joined together this morning for a special breakfast in support of 3rd District Congressional Candidate Aimee Belgard, who was endorsed by the 1 million-member New Jersey State AFL-CIO in June. Today’s breakfast was sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, the Burlington County Central Labor Council, the Monmouth/Ocean Central Labor Council, and the International Longshoremen's Association.

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