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
New Jersey’s working families need relief. Job growth has not kept pace with our neighbors. Workers of all income levels except millionaires have seen their take-home pay drop and their spending power decline.
Elections are about voting for candidates on the local, state and federal level who share our values and will help us attain our dreams. This year’s labor-supported candidates – including 42 rank-and-file labor candidates -- are counting on our support.Read more
Roy Cho is now within 5 points of Tea Party extremist Scott Garrett in their 5th District congressional race, a new Monmouth University Poll shows. Your hard work is paying off with a surge in momentum for Cho, a candidate who puts working families first. Cho believes in creating an economy that works for all, not just the wealthy few. Cho will make good jobs, affordable education and gender pay equity priorities in Washington.Read more
Steady rains didn't deter 557 dedicated volunteers from 40 local unions, who fanned out across the state on Saturday to inform fellow union members about candidates running for state, county and local offices in the Nov. 4th election. A total of 19,495 union households were visited.
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Three public opinion polls taken since mid-September show Democrat Aimee Belgard steadily gaining ground, increasing momentum for her campaign and running even in the 3rd District race for Congress. The Huffington Post has labeled the contest one of 20 key House races to watch.Read more
A record-sized class of rank-and-file union members representing 23 local unions from across all sectors of the labor movement took part in the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School August 9-10, 2014, at the union-staffed Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center in New Brunswick.
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New Jersey State AFL-CIO-endorsed candidate Roy Cho received a strong commitment from organized labor on Wednesday to help him win New Jersey’s 5th District congressional election.
Union members who are volunteering on Cho’s campaign leading up to the Nov. 4 election met the pro-labor Democrat who is challenging Tea Party extremist Scott Garrett at an event co-hosted by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, Bergen and Passaic County Central Labor Councils and the Bergen County Building Trades Council, and held at IBEW Local 164 in Paramus.
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The New Jersey Labor Movement has built the best Labor Candidates Program in the country. Rank-and-file union members have won 782 elections and now represent working families in public offices within the State Senate and Assembly, on County Freeholder Boards, in our towns as Mayors, on township committees and councils, as fire commissioners, and on school boards across the state.Read more
Senator Donald Norcross Becomes State’s First Labor Candidate to Run for Congress
Over 600 delegates, representing 1,000 labor unions and the one-million union members of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, convened at Caesars Atlantic City from June 10-11, 2014, to participate in the endorsement process for one U.S. Senate seat, 12 U.S. House Districts, and a slate of 24 rank-and-file union members running for public office from the town council to federal level. Since the inception of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program, 781 election victories have been achieved to date.
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