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LOCATION CHANGE: Support Our CWA 1038 Brothers and Sisters Rallying for a Fair Contract Tomorrow in Burlington County


The Occupational Training Center of Burlington County (OTCBC) manages a unique recycling program that employs local workers many of whom have developmental disabilities. These workers are represented by CWA Local 1038 and are engaged in a difficult contract battle that threatens to undermine their ability to afford vital health benefits.

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NJ State AFL-CIO Leader Is Top Labor Award Honoree

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan was honored Thursday, March 20, with the Sol Stetin Award, which was presented during the American Labor Museum’s annual benefit gala.

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Solidarity Alert: Join Us to Protest Billionaire's Plan to Close Taj Mahal

Billionaire businessman Carl Icahn has repeatedly shown his callous indifference for casino workers by forcing thousands out of their jobs and stripping away health care and retirement benefits from those who remain on his payroll. Now, he’s threatening to go through with a plan to close another Atlantic City casino unless the state and already struggling city come through with a massive and unrealistic aid package.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO on Swearing-In of Union Brother Donald Norcross to Congress


Our heartfelt congratulations go out to our friend and fellow union brother, Donald Norcross of IBEW Local 351, on his swearing in as a member of the U.S. Congress. All sectors of the labor movement came together to help Donald to victory because we know he brings to Washington the same honor, integrity, and commitment to middle-class values with which he served in the New Jersey Legislature.

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Union Brother Dan O'Connell Wins Council Race; 32 Labor Candidates Elected Across NJ

United Transportation Union officer and New Jersey State AFL-CIO Executive Board member Dan O'Connell has won his race for Delran Council, adding to the impressive number of labor-endorsed candidates who were successful in this year's elections.

Overall, 32 out of 42 candidates from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO's Labor Candidates Program were elected on November 4th and will soon be sworn in to office. Dan O'Connell's victory adds to the overall success of the program, which has helped a total of 815 candidates win local, state and federal office. 
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Thank You to All Who Made Labor 2014 an Historic Success for New Jersey Families


Your hard work paid off bigtime on Election Day with impressive wins for New Jersey State AFL-CIO labor-endorsed candidates at every level of government. Despite some disappointing results across the nation, New Jersey was a beacon of hope, winning important Election Day victories on the federal, state and local level. Thanks to the vigilance of labor volunteers, union brother Donald Norcross, IBEW Local 351, and Bonnie Watson Coleman, the first African-American woman to represent New Jersey, were elected to Congress, and Sen. Cory Booker was elected to his first full term as a U.S. Senator.

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Labor Is In the House! Unions in New Jersey Make History

Union Brother Donald Norcross Becomes First Labor Candidate Elected to Congress; Bonnie Watson Coleman Is NJ’s First African-American Woman Representative


Tonight the New Jersey labor movement made history by electing our union brother Donald Norcross, IBEW Local 351, to the U.S. Congress. This would not have been possible without thousands of union members who volunteered each week leading up to the election. We also congratulate Sen. Cory Booker on his election to a full term in the U.S. Senate, and applaud the election of 31 labor candidates, bringing the total to 814 election victories through our Labor Candidates Program. The win ratio was 82% with four races too close to call.

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ELECTION DAY! When We Vote, Working Families Win

Tired of politics as usual? VOTE! Think it’s time for a jobs and wage recovery? VOTE! Believe in government of, by, and for the people? VOTE! Ready for real working families representation? VOTE! This election, like any other, will come down to one thing: your vote.


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