NJ AFL-CIO Makes History with Record Number of Labor Candidates Elected; Democrats Expand Assembly Majority
Labor Delivers for Houghtaling (IBEW 400) and Downey in District 11
CLICK HERE for full election results.The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s political education program is second to none, and the outstanding results of the November 3 election keep our momentum strong heading into the 2016 presidential race. We led union brothers and sisters to victories across the state, from school board and town council races to mayor, freeholder and state Assembly seats. A record 47 union members won their elections, a phenomenal win ratio of 73% for labor candidates on the ballot. No one delivers election results like our labor candidates program, which raised its total of election victories to 864!Read more
Tomorrow, November 3, is Election Day, your opportunity to have your voice heard on the issues that matter most. It’s also your chance to be a voter for fellow union members and progressive candidates who have been endorsed by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. By voting for candidates who uphold our union values and work for middle-class families, we have a say in the future of our economy and the future of our families.
Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m. Whether you vote before work, after work, or on your lunch break, make it a priority to be a voter.Read more
Our labor-to-labor political program, which is already the most successful program of its kind in the country, is undergoing an exciting new renovation. We invite you to learn about this powerful new tool that promises to make our labor walks easier and more efficient for union volunteers and quicker and more effective for those analyzing the data.
Please take 90 seconds to see the new technology we’re so excited to introduce.
As you can see, we are using cutting-edge smart-phone technology to guide our labor walks into the future. It’s another way that we are harnessing the power of the labor movement by revolutionizing ways to get out the union vote
Volunteers wearing hooded sweatshirts and ponchos knocked on the doors of fellow union members throughout the state on Saturday morning, undeterred by the wet weather drenching New Jersey ahead of Hurricane Joaquin.
With 31 days remaining until the Nov. 3 election, our member-to-member labor program is in full swing. And with 67 rank-and-file union members seeking election to offices around the state, it’s imperative we do all that we can to help them win.Read more
We thank the many volunteer union members who made the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s first statewide labor walk of the season a big success. With nearly 50 labor candidates on the ballot, we have the power to improve our economy by electing our own. We’re counting on all of you to join us on Saturdays through the fall to help elect candidates who will keep our state at the forefront of strengthening workers’ voices and preserving workers’ rights.Read more
More and more young union workers are becoming involved in the political process after realizing that the opportunity to earn a decent living and live a decent life depends on who they vote into office. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO has been leading the effort to encourage young workers from every sector of the labor movement to pursue a progressive agenda through the state federation’s YES (Youth Engagement in Solidarity) groups forming through our Central Labor Councils around the state.Read more
19th Annual Labor Candidates School Draws Record Sized Class, Positioning Workers to Grow Political Footprint
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School has an unrivaled tradition of uplifting working men and women in our state. The program provides rank-and-file union members with education and training to manage their campaigns along with resources and volunteer support from fellow union members to encourage their election success.
CLICK HERE to see photos from the 19th Annual Labor Candidates School.Read more
IBEW Local 94 in Mercer County became a classroom on Friday, July 31, 2015, for young workers taking part in Common Sense Economics led by Jennifer Higgins of AFT Local 1904 and Carli Meneses, president of IAM Local 2339N.
The workshop focused on how workers can harness their collective power to improve their economic circumstances. First, labor must be united. Second, all members of the labor movement – especially our future leaders – must be engaged in the political process and be invested in electing leaders who believe in advancing progressive policies that help working families get and stay ahead.Read more
Affiliated unions make NJ labor history by delegating dozens of young workers to participate in the annual endorsement conference
ATLANTIC CITY – More than 600 delegates representing 1,000 labor unions and 1 million members of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO convened at Caesars Atlantic City June 16 & 17, 2015, to participate in the endorsement process for one New Jersey Senate seat, 80 state Assembly seats and for a slate of 48 rank-and-file union members seeking public offices at every level of government.
CLICK HERE for a list of this year's endorsements.Read more
The New Jersey Labor Movement has built the best Labor Candidates Program in the country. Rank-and-file union members have won 817 elections and now represent working families in public offices within the State Senate and Assembly, on County Freeholder Boards, in our towns as Mayors, Aldermen, Committee and Council Members, Fire Commissioners, and on School Boards across the state.Read more