The State Senate will vote today on whether or not to override the Governor’s veto of pay equity legislation. Time and time again, Christie has stood in the way of closing the pay gap for women in New Jersey, and we need to state loud and clear that enough is enough.
CLICK HERE to contact your state Senator and urge him or her to override the governor’s veto of the Pay Equity Act.Read more
More than one million people marched over the weekend in Washington, DC, Trenton, and around the world to declare that we will not be silent, and that the fight for women’s rights must go on despite the new White House administration.
Across our state, more than 15,000 union members and community allies marched as one in the streets on Saturday and we recognize our many affiliates for showing their solidarity and support for the issues at stake, including equal pay, education, workers’ rights, Medicare, jobs, women’s healthcare, and 20 million Americans who are at risk of losing their health insurance.
The question on many people’s minds now is where we go from here.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with our union brothers and sisters and community allies from around the nation to support the Women’s March on Washington. CLICK HERE for details.
Thousands of union members – women and men alike – will come together this weekend to stand up for gender justice, equality and opportunity for all.
President-Elect Donald Trump promised he wasn’t going to change Medicare if elected. But his pick for health and human services secretary, Tom Price, has been a vocal supporter of dismantling Medicare and leaving seniors to pick up the tab.Read more
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As we commemorate Martin Luther King Day, we honor a one of our nation’s most influential and inspiring leaders. Not only did Dr. King carry the banner of civil rights, he also stood with working people fighting to make their voices heard on the job.Read more
In nominating Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump is going back on his campaign commitment to stand up for average working families. The problem is not that Puzder is a CEO, it’s that he has cut corners and shortchanged workers at every turn in order to fatten his profits.
CLICK HERE to send an e-mail to your U.S. Senators, expressing your opposition to Puzder as Labor Secretary.Read more
Virtually everything working people have gained to improve health and retirement security since the New Deal is now at risk, including Medicare, Medicaid, workplace health plans, the coverage gains of the Affordable Care Act, and Social Security.
Republicans in Congress are rushing to approve so-called “health reform” plans with breathtaking speed that would effectively end these major forms of coverage as we know them without providing replacement coverage to the 30 million Americans who will become uninsured as a result of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA).Read more
A few days ago, The Hill newspaper reported that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Republicans are prioritizing the dismantling of health care for millions of Americans – and that includes Medicare. They think they have a mandate to destroy Medicare, despite the fact that poll after poll shows Americans oppose cuts to their earned Medicare benefits.
This week, tens of thousands of people across the country will be joining a call-in day to Congress to demand their representative oppose cuts to Medicare.Read more
States and municipalities across the country are taking direct action to raise wages. With the cost of living rising and a federal minimum wage stuck at $7.25 per hour since 2009, workers are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet. Many workers balance two or three jobs and still struggle with poverty, while the largest businesses continue to reap billions of dollars in profit.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO, in partnership with its affiliates and allies, worked tirelessly this year to illuminate the Christie administration’s mismanagement of the pension system and the consequences that could befall our state if meaningful action is not taken.
CLICK HERE to read the full op-ed.Read more