Union Brother Donald Norcross Becomes First Labor Candidate Elected to Congress; Bonnie Watson Coleman Is NJ’s First African-American Woman Representative
Tonight the New Jersey labor movement made history by electing our union brother Donald Norcross, IBEW Local 351, to the U.S. Congress. This would not have been possible without thousands of union members who volunteered each week leading up to the election. We also congratulate Sen. Cory Booker on his election to a full term in the U.S. Senate, and applaud the election of 31 labor candidates, bringing the total to 814 election victories through our Labor Candidates Program. The win ratio was 82% with four races too close to call.
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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO-sponsored 2014 Labor Walk Program is a success because of our affiliates, whose leaders and members understand that we can make a difference when we all work together.Read more
Self-serving politicians like Scott Garrett exemplify all that is wrong with Congress. Fortunately Scott Garrett’s extreme record is finally being recognized for what it really is. Garrett, the 12-year incumbent, adheres to a far-right ideology that is out of step with the constituents he was elected to represent. According to a recent Star-Ledger editorial, “he voted against putting child safety locks on guns. He wants to open the Jersey Shore to oil drilling. He wants to require schools to teach intelligent design alongside evolution.”Read more
Whether it’s devoting lunch hours to assembling candidate packets or spending Saturday mornings knocking on union members’ doors to inform them about their choices in the upcoming election, our union volunteers are THE reason the New Jersey State AFL-CIO-sponsored Labor Walk Program is the most successful in the country.Read more
Your efforts are essential for success at the polls on Election Day. Every union leader is strongly encouraged to provide volunteers for Election Day Get-Out-The-Vote.Read more
In a matter of five weeks an astounding 94,325 union household doors have been knocked on thanks to the unflagging resolve and solidarity of Labor 2014 volunteers. This number was featured prominently in this week’s edition of Politifax, one of New Jersey’s most widely read political newsletters.Read more
With Election Day only 15 days away, much work remains. Our efforts on the phones are essential for success at the polls on Election Day and we will need all hands on deck.Read more
The labor movement is counting on you to ensure that we elect Cory Booker to the U.S. Senate, all endorsed Congressional candidates and 42 rank-and-file labor candidates. Every affiliated union is strongly encouraged to provide volunteers for labor walks each Saturday between 9:00 am – 12:00 noon leading up to November 4th. Please contact the CLC President or Coordinator listed below to commit your union’s volunteers. Working together, we will win together!Read more