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United Transportation Alliance (UTA) Launches App-Based Taxi Service

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Starting Friday, taxi riders in Newark can enjoy the convenience of using a cell phone app to book a cab and the security of knowing the dispatched driver is licensed and insured, and that the vehicle they are about to get into has been inspected and regularly maintained.

The Transunion Car Service www.ridetcs.com  is a joint venture of CWA 1039 and the United Transportation Alliance (UTA), a new affiliate of CWA 1039 and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO that is already 300 members strong.

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NJ House Democrats Joined by LoBiondo, Smith in Standing Up for Workers' Rights

Today in the House of Representatives, a Republican resolution undermining fair labor union elections and rolling back decades of workers’ rights protections was approved by a partisan vote of 232-186. All 183 House Democrats present voted no.

New Jersey’s House Democrats were led by Rep. Frank Pallone. Reps. Bill Pascrell, Albio Sires, Donald Norcross and Bonnie Watson Coleman also voted no. The Democrats present were joined by Republican Reps. Frank LoBiondo and Chris Smith, who were two of the three Republicans in the entire House to vote against this resolution.

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Reminder: Contract Dispute Unresolved at Trenton's Wyndham Garden Hotel

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is asking you to support our UNITE HERE 54 brothers and sisters, who have been negotiating in good faith and whose employer recently cut health care coverage for workers. This contract dispute is ongoing and HAS NOT been resolved.

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Announcing the NJ AFL-CIO's 2015 Labor Candidates School

The New Jersey Labor Movement has built the best Labor Candidates Program in the country. Rank-and-file union members have won 817 elections and now represent working families in public offices within the State Senate and Assembly, on County Freeholder Boards, in our towns as Mayors, Aldermen, Committee and Council Members, Fire Commissioners, and on School Boards across the state.

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Stand with Workers in Contract Dispute at Trenton's Wyndham Garden Hotel

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is asking you to support our UNITE HERE 54 brothers and sisters, who have been negotiating in good faith and whose employer recently cut health care coverage for the workers.

We were recently notified by UNITE HERE 54 that the owner of the Wyndham Garden Hotel near the state Capitol in Trenton abruptly changed the conditions of employment for 53 employees four weeks ago.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO WILD Conference: Blazing the Path to Economic Prosperity and Youth Empowerment

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference remains at the forefront of innovation, economic empowerment, and promoting union solidarity. The two-day conference, held every March to correspond with Women’s History Month, has become a defining feature of the New Jersey labor movement, and is the only conference of its kind in the country.

CLICK HERE for pictures.

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NJ State AFL-CIO Leads Labor Delegation to DC to Oppose “Fast Track” Trade Deals

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 The New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech and Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan led a delegation of 50 state labor leaders and rank-and-file members to Washington, DC, on Wednesday March 4, for a National Labor Lobby Day to oppose the renewal of “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

The Lobby Day was part of an ongoing push by the AFL-CIO to defeat any “Fast Track” legislation that comes up in Congress for a vote. In addition to visiting Washington and emailing our Congressional representatives, the AFL-CIO Executive Council agreed to suspend political contributions to lawmakers until after the Fast-Track vote in Congress.

Our affiliated unions who joined us in Washington helped make our lobbying efforts a resounding success. New Jersey was well-represented with a state labor delegation that included representatives from 10 affiliated unions, who spent the day on Capitol Hill engaging in trade conversations with members of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.

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AFL-CIO Executive Council Letter Urges Congress to Stand with Workers by Opposing Fast Track

The labor movement will be closely monitoring how members of Congress vote on a forthcoming Trade Promotion Authority bill also known as “Fast-Track”. In a letter from the national AFL-CIO Executive Council to members of Congress, which you can view HERE, national union leaders expressed strong opposition to this bill, which would shut the public out of major trade negotiations that impact American wages and jobs as well as undermine global working conditions, environmental standards, and labor rights.

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