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40th Annual Northeast Regional Summer School for Union Women


The United Association of Labor Education (UALE) is sponsoring the 40th Annual Northeast Regional Summer School for Union Women at Penn State University, University Park Campus, from Sunday, July 26 - Thursday, July 30, 2015.

CLICK HERE for an informational brochure and a registration form.

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NJ AFL-CIO, Partner Lead Drive for Statewide Earned Sick Days


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its coalition partner, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ), continued to lead the campaign for statewide earned sick leave legislation on Monday by testifying in strong support of S-785 before the Senate Labor Committee.

The bill sponsored by Sen. Loretta Weinberg creates a uniform and humane standard so that no New Jersey worker is docked a day’s pay, or loses their job, because they are too sick to work. Approximately 1.2 million New Jersey workers still lack this basic workplace right.

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Fight Continues After House Passes Jobs-Killing Trade Deal


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is sickened by the House vote approving Fast Track, a bill we have been fighting against for months on behalf of workers.

By a narrow 218-208 vote, the House forfeited its responsibility to review and amend trade deals and handed this all-important check-and-balance over to the Executive Branch. President Obama has signaled his intent to use Fast Track’s expanded powers to OK a jobs-killing Trans-Pacific trade deal.

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NJ AFL-CIO Participates in AC Boardwalk Rally in Unity with Taj Mahal Workers

Protest of Working Conditions at Carl Icahn-owned Taj Mahal Leads to Arrests


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and our affiliates and community partners showed their unwavering support for our brothers and sisters of UNITE HERE Local 54 who work in Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal casino on Wednesday, June 17, 2015, by participating in a Boardwalk rally to demand that corporate raider Carl Icahn restore medical and retirement benefits to workers.

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NJ AFL-CIO Announces 2015 Candidate Endorsements

Affiliated unions make NJ labor history by delegating dozens of young workers to participate in the annual endorsement conference


ATLANTIC CITY – More than 600 delegates representing 1,000 labor unions and 1 million members of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO convened at Caesars Atlantic City June 16 & 17, 2015, to participate in the endorsement process for one New Jersey Senate seat, 80 state Assembly seats and for a slate of 48 rank-and-file union members seeking public offices at every level of government.

CLICK HERE for a list of this year's endorsements.

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First Statewide Young Workers Summit Empowers Dozens to Lead in the Fight for Labor’s Future


The first New Jersey State AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit held Monday, June 15, 2015, at Caesars Atlantic City was packed to capacity. Over 75 young workers from 29 local unions participated in the program, harnessing the opportunity to learn from each other, better understand the labor movement, and continue building the statewide young workers program.

CLICK HERE for photos.

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House Defeats Trade Assistance Bill, Stalling Fast Track

The U.S. House of Representatives voted down a bill supporting American workers who lose their jobs because of trade deals, largely to derail the Fast Track legislation that is packaged with it.

The worker assistance measure, known as Trade Adjustment Assistance, or TAA, was resoundingly rejected – a defeat that effectively sunk the Fast Track bill. However, Republican leaders plan to take up TAA again soon, perhaps as early as Tuesday, so the fight to stop Fast Track continues.

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Letting Obama 'Fast Track' Pacific Trade Deal Would Devastate Working Families


Congress is in the midst of considering whether to grant President Obama permission to push ahead the largest trade deal in history – involving nearly 40 percent of the world economy, spanning the globe from Japan to Chile. Although the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, may not be familiar to most Americans, its potential impact could be felt by millions. In an article in today's Star-Ledger, President Wowkanech and Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. explain why allowing President Obama to 'fast track' the Pacific trade partnership would devastate New Jersey's working families and harm the state's economy. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.


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