Union volunteers who were introduced to app-based labor walk packets for the first time on Saturday returned from the labor walk hugely enthusiastic about the new technology. The feedback from the volunteers who offered to download and use the app was overwhelmingly positive. They said it was easy and fun to use, and more efficient than the traditional paper packets because it allows more union households to be reached in a shorter period of time.
Special thanks to the Bergen County CLC for piloting this exciting new digital technology.Read more
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.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
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
We have great news to share: Both New Jersey State AFL-CIO Public Employee Committee-endorsed candidates have won their elections to the Public Employees’ Retirement System Board of Trustees!
The election of Tracy Smith of AFSCME Council 73 to the County seat and Carey Brown of CWA Local 1037 to the State seat means that our brothers and sisters in the public sector maintain their majority on the nine-member PERS board – and increase that majority by one vote!Read more
Congratulations to two union brothers on their victories in the Tuesday, May 12, municipal elections.
John Amodeo, a former New Jersey Assemblyman and member of IUOE Local 825, was elected to a seat on the Margate City Commission. Harry Kumburis, a building engineer and a member of IUOE Local 68, won a seat on the Cedar Grove Township Council.Read more
Our heartfelt congratulations go out to our friend and fellow union brother, Donald Norcross of IBEW Local 351, on his swearing in as a member of the U.S. Congress. All sectors of the labor movement came together to help Donald to victory because we know he brings to Washington the same honor, integrity, and commitment to middle-class values with which he served in the New Jersey Legislature.Read more
United Transportation Union officer and New Jersey State AFL-CIO Executive Board member Dan O'Connell has won his race for Delran Council, adding to the impressive number of labor-endorsed candidates who were successful in this year's elections.
Your hard work paid off bigtime on Election Day with impressive wins for New Jersey State AFL-CIO labor-endorsed candidates at every level of government. Despite some disappointing results across the nation, New Jersey was a beacon of hope, winning important Election Day victories on the federal, state and local level. Thanks to the vigilance of labor volunteers, union brother Donald Norcross, IBEW Local 351, and Bonnie Watson Coleman, the first African-American woman to represent New Jersey, were elected to Congress, and Sen. Cory Booker was elected to his first full term as a U.S. Senator.Read more