NJ AFL-CIO Conducts Paperless Labor Walk for Mercer Freeholder Candidate

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More than 100 volunteers representing 16 local unions conducted a 100 percent paperless labor walk on Saturday morning, June 4.

The walk brought out all sectors of the labor movement, who showed their support for union brother Anthony Verrelli, a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 254, who is running for Mercer County Freeholder. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) organized the walk in partnership with the Mercer County Central Labor Council.

Brother Verrelli’s Primary Election is tomorrow, Tuesday, June 7. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

This paperless labor walk was completed using MiniVAN, an app that allows lists of targeted households to be loaded onto a volunteer’s iPhone or Android cell phone. Conversations between the volunteer and the union voters they visit are logged right on the app. At the end of a shift, the volunteer’s phone is synched with the state fed’s voter files. No more paper walk packets to assemble and sort!

This innovative technology makes the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s labor walks more efficient and cost-effective, increasing accountability to our affiliates. We thank our CLC and BTC presidents for being willing to try electronic labor walks, and our volunteers for so quickly adapting to MiniVAN technology.

We thank everyone who dedicates their time to our labor walks. Your support will help put Brother Verrelli over the top on Primary Election Day, tomorrow.

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