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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Announces 2017 Endorsements

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More than 600 delegates, representing 1,000 labor unions and one million members and their families, convened at Harrah’s Atlantic City on June 20-21, 2017, for the purpose of candidate endorsements and reaffirming the priorities of the state labor movement.

A complete list of candidate endorsements is HERE.

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Bergen County Freeholders Pass Pro-Worker Resolution in Support of Nabisco Workers

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Yesterday, June 14th, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Freeholder Vice-Chairman, New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidate and IBEW 164 brother Thomas J. Sullivan, passed a resolution authorizing support for Nabisco Workers and the protection of American jobs.

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HPAE Reaches Tentative Agreement at Sunrise House Thanks to Union Solidarity

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates HPAE on reaching a tentative agreement for 120 addiction treatment workers at AAC/Sunrise House. This victory could not have been possible without the solidarity and assistance of our many affiliates, who walked with our brothers and sisters on the picket line and sent letters to management during a strike and lockout which took place over the last three weeks.

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Mourning the Loss of Helen Verhage

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With deep regrets, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO would like to inform you that Helen Verhage peacefully passed away this last Sunday, June 11th, in her home at the age of 88.

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PRIMARY ELECTION DAY: Tues, June 6, 2017

Polls Open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

New Jersey will be a focal point in the world of politics this year. We are one of two states to hold a governor’s race – the other being Virginia. All 40 state Senate seats and all 80 state Assembly seats will be up for grabs, and there will be more than 50 rank-and-file union members on the ballot this year.

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Paid Family Leave Bill Clears Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee

A-4927, the bill to expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave law, received a hearing in the Assembly Regulatory Oversight Committee, which voted 4 to 1 to advance the bill. We thank Speaker Prieto and Assembly members Oliver and Gusciora, who are the prime sponsors of the bill in the Assembly. We further thank all committee members who voted in support.

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Urge Assembly to Support Paid Family Leave Expansion

The Assembly has introduced legislation, A-4927, to improve upon our state’s successful paid family leave program. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliates championed the original law that was enacted in 2009. Now, with your support, we can make this policy even better for working families.

The quickest way to take action is to send a message to your Assembly members asking for their support of the bill.

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Norcross Introduces $15 Minimum Wage Bill in Congress

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U.S. Congressman and labor elected official Donald Norcross from IBEW 351, joined with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill yesterday to introduce a bill that would raise the federal wage from the current level of $7.25 to $15.00 an hour by 2024 and index the minimum wage to the median wage starting in 2025.

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Shore Point Lock Out Enters 4th Week, Help Hold the Line

We are calling on all affiliates to provide whatever support they can to our brothers and sisters, who were locked out of their jobs more than four weeks ago by the Shore Point Distributing Company. These 113 workers are members of Teamsters Local 701 and will continue to fight for a fair contract and respect on the job.

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On Strike: CWA AT&T Workers Will Strike Friday through Sunday

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40,000 workers at AT&T will be on strike for three days starting this Friday, May 19, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Workers have been at the bargaining table for months fighting for good jobs against a company dead set on lining its pockets at the expense of the workers who make them billions.

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