The New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program has extended its recent streak of victories with the re-election of union sister Elizabeth Gray to the Garfield Board of Education.
The AFTNJ vice president first won election to the board three years ago after successfully completing the NJ AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates School.
A former president of AFT Local 3977, Garfield Federation of Teachers, Gray was the highest vote-getter in the April 19 school board election. She had been endorsed by the Bergen County Central Labor Council.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates Program has reached its 869th election victory with the selection of union sister Dahlia Vertreese of IUOE 68 to the Hillside Board of Education.
Vertreese is a graduate of the 2015 Labor Candidates School who attended the program to learn more about holding elected office.
She is the fourth New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidate to take the oath of office in the past few weeks and is one of more than 140 union members currently serving on governing bodies from U.S. Congress to local Fire Commission.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates Program has reached a monumental 868 victories with the selection of union brother David Gonzalez to fill an open seat on the Fairfield Township Council in Cumberland County.
Gonzalez, of American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 3975, is the third union brother and Labor Candidate School participant to be offered a seat on an elected government body in the past few weeks.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s Labor Candidates Program has attained its 867th election victory with the selection of union brother Barry Kushnir to the Bayonne Board of Education.
Kushnir, of International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) Local 194, will fill an open seat on the education board. Last summer, he completed the state federation’s Labor Candidates School, an intensive, nuts-and-bolts training course for union members, which contributes to the Labor Candidates Program’s unmatched record of success.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is excited to report its 866th labor candidate victory with the election of union brother Tony Ciasca of IBEW 94 to the Burlington Township Board of Fire Commissioners.
Brother Ciasca won his re-election easily because of the support of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s labor candidate program, the Burlington County Central Labor Council and IBEW 94. These combined efforts including direct mail and phone banking propelled Brother Ciasca to election victory. We thank all our affiliates and staff for their hard work in this successful effort.
We all win when labor stands united!Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce that over 100 labor elected officials in New Jersey have signed onto a letter, which you can read HERE, underscoring the threat of the U.S. Supreme Court case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. This level of solidarity is unparalleled, and is only made possible thanks to the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates program, which has achieved 864 election victories since 1997, making it the only one of its kind in the nation.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s political program shined on Election Day when a record number of our union brothers and sisters won their elections to offices ranging from school board and town council to mayor, freeholder and state Assembly. This year’s 47 labor candidate victories would not have been possible without the involvement and hard work of our volunteers!
Beginning in mid-September and continuing through Election Day, thousands of volunteers helped us reach hundreds of thousands of union members’ homes. Our unparalleled Get-Out-the-Vote program resulted in Election Day victories for three out of four union candidates, a phenomenal 73% win percentage.Read more
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
Like every election, whether and how we vote on November 3 has consequences. So, we remind our brothers and sisters that the only way to ensure that the concerns of working families are fully represented in the Statehouse, and on freeholder boards, town councils and school boards is to elect New Jersey State AFL-CIO endorsed candidates to office.
Volunteer union members who have been going door-to-door to inform fellow union members about the upcoming election on our Saturday labor walks are helping 67 rank-and-file union members secure election victories as well as the scores of endorsed candidates who are not union members but who do put working families first.Read more