Tomorrow, New Jersey voters will go to the polls to elect a State Senator, all 80 State Assembly members, and countless county and municipal offices throughout the state.
Over the past 10 weekends, our dedicated labor volunteers knocked over 255 thousand doors to let union households know which candidates will fight for working families. These endorsed candidates will fight for pro-labor policies every day as we build a more robust labor movement and stronger, healthier communities for all.Read more
With only three days to go, this morning over 1,446 union volunteers came out and knocked on union household doors to get out the vote for one State Senate and all 80 Assembly seats, as well as 67 endorsed labor candidates.
By showing our strength on the Saturday Labor Walks and on Election Day, we make it clear that the voice of labor cannot be ignored as we fight for a stronger, fairer New Jersey for all working families. By knocking over 43,380 doors today, labor has the momentum needed to deliver decisive victories for our Labor Candidates and endorsed politicians.Read more
Trenton – New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech issued the following statement on the passing of former Congressman Bill Hughes:Read more
Entire NJ Congressional Delegation Now Sponsors of the PRO ACT – Congressman Smith Becomes First Republican in the Country to Sign On
10 of 12 Members of the NJ House Congressional Delegation are also Sponsors of the Public Service Freedom to Negotiate Act (Legislation Addressing the “Janus” Decision)
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce that all 12 Members of House of Representatives and both U.S. Senators from New Jersey are now co-sponsors of H.R. 2474 / S. 1306, the PRO-Act, which seeks to reform the nation’s outdated labor laws. We thank Democratic Congress Members Pallone (D-6), Sires (D-8), Norcross (D-1), Watson-Coleman (D-12), Malinowski (D-7), Pascrell (D-9), Van Drew (D-2), Kim (D-3), Payne (D-10), Sherrill (D-11) and Gottheimer (D-5). Senators Booker and Menendez are also sponsors of the Senate version.Read more
Everything seems to be political these days – from amount of the wages we earn, to the type of health care our families are covered by, to the cleanliness of the water we drink, to the quality of education our children receive in public schools. Our elected officials make decisions every day that impact our lives, our communities and our families’ quality of life.
That’s why it’s so important for us to hold them accountable and work on behalf of those elected officials that share our values.
The labor movement’s strength and solidarity was on full display today as 1,282 union members went door-to-door to talk to fellow union members about the importance of voting for endorsed candidates. Every sector of the labor movement – from the building and construction trades, to public employees, to health care, service sector, manufacturing, transportation, education and many more, all worked in solidarity to elect New Jersey State AFL-CIO endorsed candidates and 67 labor candidates.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce the 17th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 13-14, 2020. This year’s conference will offer new and enlightening insights into building leadership skills, women’s labor history, and the fight for our economic future.Read more
For the third Saturday in a row, union members across the state are knocking on the doors of fellow union sisters and brothers to inform them about this year’s endorsed candidates for State Assembly and pro-labor down ballot candidates. We have 67 union members who are on the ballot this year along with the entire Assembly and one Senate race.Read more
For the second Saturday in a row, union members across the state are reaching out to thousands of union sisters and brothers who will vote by mail. While the window to reach VBM members is limited, our efforts are boundless. Every VBM member who is reached is a member who is informed and knowledgeable. Our COPE program is working to educate our members who are taking advantage of the VBM legislation that the New Jersey State AFL-CIO fought to enact and data shows a steady increase in the number of VBM voters. Therefore it is essential that we encourage and educate those voters in a timely fashion.Read more
On Wednesday, August 28, Gov. Murphy signed into law a bill clarifying a previous piece of legislation that dealt with enrollment in the state’s vote by mail (VBM) program.Read more
We are proud to announce that on Sunday, September 1st, the American Labor Museum will be honoring IBEW Local 827 and their members at the 2019 Labor Day Parade in Haledon, New Jersey. This is an honor for Local 827 and all union members.Read more