Nothing is more important to Atlantic City’s recovery than the safety of visitors, residents, and businesses. With the threat of severe cuts to police and fire staffing levels, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO in partnership with PBA Local 24, IAFF, Teamsters Local 331, AFSCME District Council 71 and ACWCPA have launched a website and Facebook page to educate the public about the impact of the state takeover on public safety.
To lend your voice to the effort, CLICK HERE to send a message asking your legislators to support A-4556.Read more
More than 1,100 Taj Mahal workers remain on strike, demonstrating remarkable endurance and commitment to securing workplace justice and a middle class standard of living. The strikers are frequently supported by visiting affiliate unions. They received the largest outpouring of support so far on Thursday, as workers from across the labor movement fanned out across the boardwalk to bolster their cause.Read more
While workers continue to fight for fair treatment and affordable health care, billionaire Carl Icahn has continued to sling threats and undercut middle-class jobs in New Jersey.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO stands in firm support of our 1,100 striking brothers and sisters at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, and we urge you to join us for a rally this Thursday to show your solidarity and union pride.Read more
More than 1,000 of our UNITE HERE Local 54 brothers and sisters are on strike at the Trump Taj Mahal. These workers, and the community, are under siege by billionaire Carl Icahn, who took away their half-hour paid meal break after stripping them of health care and pension benefits.
Our union brothers and sisters contributed to Trump Taj Mahal’s success and deserve decent wages and benefits. Sign this petition and join us at the rally to show your support. Wear your union colors and show your union pride!Read more
More than 1,000 of our UNITE HERE Local 54 brothers and sisters have been on strike at the Trump Taj Mahal since last Friday. These workers and the community refuse to tolerate greedy billionaires who exploit Atlantic City and enrich themselves at the expense of working families.
In order to combat the damage being done by organized greed, we are calling on the support of all sectors of organized labor to join our brothers and sisters on the picket line being run around the clock. Please also spread the word to your friends and family to honor the strike. If you are attending a conference or meeting in Atlantic City, be sure to stop by and show your support.Read more
Harrah’s Resort offers a state-of-the-art Convention Center that could provide an excellent venue for your conferences and other engagements in Atlantic City. It is unfortunate however that the audio/visual staff at Harrah’s are non-union workers, employed by a contractor called Encore. Therefore, we encourage you to hire an outside union vendor to service your event before booking. The facility itself was constructed union and the majority of Harrah’s workers, with the exception of the dealers, are union.Read more
As of 6:00 a.m. this morning, about 1,000 members of UNITE HERE Local 54 went out on strike at the Trump Taj Mahal. We ask that you please support our brothers and sisters by joining their picket line, which will run around the clock, and informing others of the strike before the busy 4th of July weekend.
UNITE HERE Local 54 was engaged in negotiations with five Atlantic City casinos and managed to reach agreements with Tropicana Atlantic City, Bally’s Atlantic City, Caesars Atlantic City, and Harrah’s Resort before today’s strike deadline.Read more
With the strong backing of labor, the New Jersey Assembly voted Thursday to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour within five years.
New Jersey State AFL-CIO along with its affiliates and community partners have led the fight to raise the minimum wage on behalf of workers struggling to make ends meet while working a full-time job. A $15 minimum wage will help uplift all workers in this high-cost state and will stimulate the economy by giving those at the bottom of the economic ladder more money to spend on groceries and clothing.
We thank the legislators who sponsored the bill in the Assembly – Speaker Vincent Prieto and Assemblymen John Wisniewski and Gary Schaer – and the members of the Assembly who supported working families by voting for the bill.Read more
Democrats and Republicans in the Assembly Judiciary Committee joined together last week to unanimously support bill A-3614. The bill – released from committee with a 7-0 vote – charts a responsible course for Atlantic City to recover from unprecedented consolidation of the casino industry.
Our video recaps the testimony and captures what the issue means for Atlantic City’s workers. Please watch it here:
Compromise Atlantic City Recovery Bill (A-3614) Passed Unanimously Out of Committee with Bipartisan Support
The Assembly Judiciary Committee voted unanimously, 7-0, on Thursday to move ahead with a responsible compromise bill that gives Atlantic City the time and support it needs to recover from serious economic challenges brought on by the consolidation of the casino industry.
Speaker Vincent Prieto’s bill, A-3614, has the bipartisan support of the entire Assembly Judiciary Committee. New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan testified for the state federation, with unions representing police and firefighters, teachers, city sanitation workers, government employees packing the room to express their support.Read more