The results of New Jersey’s critical gubernatorial election are in, and the election of Phil Murphy as Governor and Sheila Oliver as Lieutenant Governor, speaks to the unmatched mobilization efforts of organized labor and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s political program that is unparalleled by any other in our state or nation.
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Plain and simple: your vote matters. With 60 rank-and-file union members on the ballot, the New Jersey governor’s race, and 120 state legislative races, our state labor movement has the power to chart the path forward for the rest of the nation.Read more
Join with us and national AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler on Election Day Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for a massive GOTV operation at our CLCs all across the state. CLICK HERE for a list of staging locations nearest you. Additionally, our endorsed candidates are scheduled to be at the following CLCs (please note that Ambassador Murphy's visit to the Middlesex/Somerset CLC will now be at 3:00 p.m.):
In three short days, organized labor will finish the job it started and vote to put Phil Murphy, Sheila Oliver, and all of our endorsed candidates over the top. Make no mistake, we would not be at this point if not for the months of hard work put forth by thousands of union volunteers all across this state. Between our affiliates, CLCs, BTCs, and national brothers and sisters, the resources dedicated to this campaign demonstrate the labor movement’s commitment to pro-worker policies that move our state forward.Read more
Murphy may be leading in the polls, but that simply doesn’t matter if we don’t knock on every door we can, call through our phone lists, and get out to vote on Election Day. With only 10 days left to go, we cannot let up now.Read more
As we approach the election final stretch, we need to make sure our voices are heard loud and clear. A great time to do this is when the candidates themselves join for our labor walks. That will be the case this Saturday, October 28, 2017, in Edison, NJ where we will welcome labor’s endorsed slate of candidates from Legislative District 19, State Senator Joe Vitale, Assemblyman Craig Coughlin, and Yvonne Lopez.Read more
There are only 17 days left until the election. If we need any proof that elections have consequences, look no further than our national politics. The last thing New Jersey needs is another four years of Christie’s failed policies. So, as we look towards the future, we must realize that our direction depends on the choices we make. However, those choices involve more than just pulling a lever on Election Day.Read more
There are 24 days left before the election. This is great news for those of us who would like to break away from the embarrassment of the Christie/Trump agenda. This election carries enormous potential because it can serve as a strong contrast to the anti-worker policies that have pervaded our nation and stifled the middle class.Read more
Reliable information is hard to come by these days, which makes opportunities to hear from the candidates themselves all the more important. This year’s governor’s race is about choosing the candidates who will fight for New Jersey’s middle class and reenergize our economy.Read more
Remember what happened last year when we thought we could simply coast to victory? Obviously, the story did not have a happy ending. But one thing was clear: all of us vowed never to let that happen again.Read more