Wowkanech: ‘Our tax dollars should be kept here, not sent overseas’
In June 2013, the United States Senate voted 68-32 for a bipartisan compromise that would address our nation's long-standing immigration crisis. Unfortunately, Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans have made a partisan decision to deny the bipartisan Senate bill an up-or-down vote. That decision is hurting the chances that we will see real, workable immigration reform by the end of the year.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO praises committee approval of legislation to help working families, students fully prepare for college costs
Trenton – Calling it a strong first step to helping working families and students avoid crushing college loan debt, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO today praised the Assembly Higher Education Committee’s approval of legislation to require colleges to provide detailed information to prospective students regarding the true costs of attendance.
Nearly 250 heed New Jersey State AFL-CIO WILD conference’s call for community & workplace empowerment
Country’s preeminent statewide union-women’s leadership conference strengthened resolve about gender equality in the workplace and beyond.
Gender equality and union solidarity will be topic number one at the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 11th annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference on March 7-8 at the East Brunswick Hilton.
More than 20 years ago, Verizon agreed to upgrade their networks to allow customers access to fiber optic broadband under a regulatory agreement called “Opportunity New Jersey.” The build-out of this network was to be paid for by fees and surcharges passed on to consumers.
This week, 22 truck stop workers at the Pilot-Flying J Truck Stop in Bloomsbury, NJ won representation with RWDSU Local 108. This decisive organizing victory – in addition to providing workers with a seat at the table and an opportunity to improve their working conditions – delivered a moment of poetic justice.
New Jersey AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech receives Keeper of the Flame Award from the A. Philip Randolph Institute
The award, recognizing his efforts of building statewide network of labor and community, presented as part of APRI's 2014 Regional Conference held in Atlantic City.
We cannot thank our affiliates, community partners, and labor elected officials enough for the outpouring of support they have shown our brothers and sisters from IFPTE Local 194. Together, we have sent over 500 direct messages – which continue to come in from individuals and organizations – to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson, urging him to oppose privatization of toll collectors’ jobs. We joined together at numerous commissioners’ meetings to make the case against privatization. We are also working with labor elected officials, at all levels of our government, to pass resolutions in opposition to Turnpike privatization.
Right now, behind closed doors, away from the eyes of the public, representatives from 11 countries – including our own – and multiple international corporations are negotiating a so-called “free trade” agreement that could have more far-reaching impacts than even NAFTA.