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Budget Achieved

A fair budget for all parties has been reached in Trenton this evening. Not only is a shutdown avoided, but corporations and the super wealthy will begin to pay their fair share.

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Budget Update

Last year the state Government shut down, and this year, we now have a very real threat of yet another shutdown. We don’t want this to become the norm in Trenton because it hurts all the residents of New Jersey. We need long term, sustainable solutions to break this cycle.

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Statement by NJ State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech on today’s Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

“Although not unexpected, today’s ruling is another blow to America’s middle class, seeking to deprive workers’ from having a voice at work through their unions. Taking away a union’s ability to properly represent its members and promoting a “free rider” system to weaken the American labor movement is just another example of corporate and far right interests rigging the economy against the rest of us.”

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Solidarity Alert: HPAE Rallying on June 27th

Our HPAE Brothers and Sisters will be holding rallies on Wednesday, June 27th in Hudson and Monmouth Counties in support of ongoing bargaining efforts with Hackensack Meridian Health.  

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TAKE ACTION: TELL LEGISLATORS TO VOTE NO ON VOUCHERS!

TAKE ACTION NOW! URGE YOUR LEGISLATORS TO VOTE NO ON VOUCHER LEGISLATION! (A-4098:Downey / Houghtaling / Schaer) & S-2660 (Gopal / Sarlo)

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TAKE ACTION: Stop Legislators from Diverting Pension Funds

TAKE ACTION NOW! URGE YOUR LEGISLATORS TO VOTE NO ON LOTTERY / PENSION FUNDING SWAP LEGISLATION S-2621: Singleton / A-4119: Pintor Marin

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With Budget Clock Ticking: Legislation on Unemployment Insurance, Vouchers, and Infrastructure Investment Advances

As budget and revenue negotiations take center stage as we head toward the end of the month deadline, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO urges legislative leaders and the Governor to work toward a compromise budget that ensures state government stays open and a shutdown is averted.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Announces 2018 Endorsements

ATLANTIC CITY – More than 600 delegates, representing 1,000 labor unions and one million members and their families, convened at Harrah’s Atlantic City on June 12-13, 2018, for the purpose of candidate endorsements and reaffirming the priorities of the state labor movement.

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