As the nation begins to heal from the vicious act of terror committed in Charlottesville, we will keep in our hearts the memory of those who were injured or lost their lives. Those who stood up against the hatred and bigotry of white supremacists and intolerance of any kind, demonstrate the true values of this nation. Those who carry the banner of hate, bear the responsibility of this tragedy, and must be unequivocally condemned. We have come too far as a nation to turn back.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join our union brother and congressman, Honorable Donald Norcross, for a panel discussion that focused on how to improve the lives of all working families through legislative and political action. The panel featured several members of Congress, and we thank our many affiliates, who joined to participate in the discussion.
Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy will join for a labor/community forum sponsored by our CWA 1036 brothers and sisters and the Burlington Central Labor Council. There is no better time than right now to discuss the issues critical to you and your family, and we invite you to join for what will be a proactive and insightful discussion.
RSVP is required, and admission to the event is free. Please see below for details:
Bill Concerning Early Retirement in Atlantic City Advances
Thanks to the solidarity of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and affiliate unions, A-18/S-3422, a bill that would provide back pay to state workers, who were locked out of their jobs during the state shutdown, was passed today by the state Assembly. Having previously cleared the Senate earlier this month, the Governor had said that he intends to sign the bill into law.
It has been brought to our attention that union workers, represented by RWDSU Local 108, at numerous Pearl Vision stores are being targeted and unjustly fired so that management can avoid bargaining a fair contract.
Call 888-865-8089 Now to Oppose
After failing to find support for a health plan that would take health insurance away from millions of Americans, the Senate GOP is reported to be working on another iteration of their anti-health care bill. Just as we stopped them before, we can stop them again.
Take a moment right now to call 888-865-8089 and ask that our U.S. Senators vote “NO” on any health care plan that hurts working families.
TRENTON – Following the Governor’s conditional veto of S-3085, to expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave law, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO issued the following statement:
A Conversation on the “Future of Work, Wages & Labor”
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to join our union brother and Congressman Donald Norcross for a panel discussion that will focus on how to improve the lives of all working families through legislative and political action. Several members of Congress from across the country will participate, making this an ideal opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas with our representatives.
Thanks to your efforts, we have derailed Trump’s anti-health care bill as confirmed by reports of GOP leadership in the Senate admitting defeat. This victory is of enormous significance since it will ensure millions of Americans get to keep their health care and won’t be faced with bankruptcy just because they get sick. While the battle was won, the war is far from over.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce that state workers, who were furloughed during the government shutdown, will receive retroactive pay thanks to your support. The state Senate voted today to pass the bill and the Assembly is committed to passage by the end of July. The Governor has indicated that he would sign the legislation into law.
CLICK HERE for a breakdown of the Senate vote.