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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Celebrates Women's History Month

America’s first mental health activist. The founder of the American Red Cross. A Nobel Prize-winning author. A four-time Olympian. New Jersey is home to many awe-inspiring women, and to cap off Women’s History Month, we’ve compiled a list of 10 trailblazers—past and present—whose monumental achievements have earned them a slot in our state’s hall of fame.

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TODAY IN TRENTON: Senate and Assembly Vote in Favor of Pro-Worker Legislation Concerning Prevailing Wage and Wage Theft

Two pro-labor bills supported by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, one concerning the prevailing wage and another seeking to combat wage theft by employers, were favorably voted out of the State Assembly and Senate today. We would like to thank the sponsors of these bills and the State Senate and Assembly members who voted in favor.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Calls for Support of Pro-Labor Legislation Concerning Prevailing Wages, 'Wage Theft' and the Installation of Fire Suppression Systems

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO urges members of the NJ State Assembly to support three bills that will be voted on this Monday, March 25, 2019.

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SAG-AFTRA Continues to Strike Against Advertising Agency BBH

Show Support on Social Media by Sharing #StrikeBBH Campaign Posts

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO stands in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA during its strike against ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, Inc. (BBH). After nearly twenty years as a signatory, the ad agency is attempting to illegally abandon its obligations under the union contract.

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HTC expands membership in NJ, organizing 14 shops in less than two years

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud of the tremendous work the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO has done to grow their membership in New Jersey, organizing 14 shops in less than two years.

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Governor Murphy Nominates Diomedes Tsitouras, Executive Director of AAUP-BHSNJ, for Appointment to Civil Service Commission

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO wishes to congratulate Diomedes Tsitouras, Executive Director of AAUP-BHSNJ, on his recent nomination by Governor Murphy for appointment as a member of the Civil Service Commission.

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Congressman Norcross Ahead of First Minimum Wage Vote in Over a Decade

Bill to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 Heads to U.S. House Floor

On Wednesday, March 6, the House Committee on Education and Labor advanced a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024. It cleared the panel in a 28-20 party-line vote.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech on Gov. Murphy’s Budget Address

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech today issued the following statement in response to Governor Murphy’s budget address:

“The New Jersey State AFL-CIO commends Governor Murphy for his efforts to make New Jersey a stronger and fairer state. His proposed investments and progressive agenda will help position our state for an even brighter future.

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