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
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
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
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
New Jersey State AFL-CIO labor candidate victories now total 817
Congratulations to Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU 819) brother Ray Greaves on being selected to serve on the Bayonne School Board.
Brother Greaves was sworn in to an unexpired term Thursday night, and he plans to run for the remainder of the term in November.Read more
We’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to union brother Tom Sullivan, president of IBEW Local 164, who has been selected to fill an open seat on the Bergen County Freeholder Board.
The Bergen County Democratic Committee chose Brother Sullivan to fill the seat at its convention this week. He succeeds Jim Tedesco, who was elected Bergen County Executive in November.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.
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.
CLICK HERE for election results.