Momentum is building for the New Jersey State AFL-CIO labor walks, with volunteers from every sector of the labor movement fanning out from 14 locations around the state – from Paramus to Cape May – for the second statewide walk of the 2015 fall election season.
Our union volunteers are spreading the word about more than 67 rank-and-file union members running for office, as well as all the union-endorsed candidates on the ballot. Electing labor-friendly candidates is the only way to ensure that the voices of working families are heard and the values of working people are upheld.
This labor walk held special significance for our COPE team, who introduced app-based labor walk packets to volunteers. These electronic packets enable volunteers to reach union residents using their smart phones. Several labor walk volunteers at the Bergen County CLC offered to try this new technology and to provide feedback on using it. Electronic labor walk packets have the potential of being faster, flexible and more efficient to use. This new technology is further proof that the New Jersey State AFL-CIO labor program is second to none.
Thank you to all who participated in the labor walk. With 38 days until the November 3rd election, it is important that we all work together to elect candidates who care about our union family. We look forward to seeing all of you on Saturdays through the fall, and on Election Day.