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Wowkanech: For pension reform to work, we can’t be changing the rules mid-game

Trenton – New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech today released the following statement on the administration’s mid-year reworking of actuarial assumptions regarding public employee pensions. That reworking is allowing the administration to cancel $94 million from the current budget’s pension payment, and $150 million in the upcoming FY15 budget.

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New website highlights disparity in pay between NJ's CEOs and workers

Average NJ-based CEO paid 121 times more than average worker, 331 times more than those working minimum wage

TRENTON – A new website unveiled today highlights the growing disparity in executive pay in relation to that of regular workers, putting into numbers the stark reality that while the economy has rebounded for those at the top of the pay scale, those at the middle and below are falling back.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO's Laurel Brennan in Times of Trenton for Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day in N.J. - Pay gap exists across all demographic lines
By Laurel Brennan
Times of Trenton guest opinion column 
April 8, 2014
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Stategic_Plan_Signing_1.JPGThe New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Strategic Planning Committee was joined this morning by national AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, who addressed the meeting prior to the endorsement and signing of the state federation’s 18-month Strategic Plan.

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Menendez honors New Jersey State AFL-CIO's Laurel Brennan with 'Trailblazer' Award

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan was honored Sunday, March 30, with the Evangelina Menendez Trailblazer Award from United States Senator Robert Menendez.

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Minimum wage victory celebrated on Senate floor

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO today joined with partners and advocates from across the state to be recognized by the state Senate for their work last year to successfully increase the state’s minimum wage.

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Coalition of business, labor unions & legislators urges Port-hiring reform to create jobs, prevent economic disaster

(Elizabeth, NJ) – Citing a growing crisis that threatens the New York-New Jersey economy, a broad coalition of business groups, labor unions, and state legislative leaders today joined together in calling for the long-overdue and immediate filling of nearly 500 empty jobs at the region’s ports, and reforms to the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor to put the shipping industry and labor in joint control of future hiring.

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On Facebook, New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s WILD conference kicks off year-round fight for women’s rights

Women’s rights leaders embrace social media as a means to connect to women ‘like’ never before.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO applauds bipartisan 'Buy American' bill for public projects

Wowkanech: ‘Our tax dollars should be kept here, not sent overseas’

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Urge Congress to Take Up Real Immigration Reform Now!

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.

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