Our union brothers and sisters know that elections have consequences. That’s why 672 volunteers from 43 local unions weren’t deterred by damp, rainy weather on Saturday, and were out knocking on doors to inform fellow union members about the candidates seeking federal, state and local offices this November 4th.
A total of 23,520 union households were visited on Saturday’s Labor Walk, sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and the Central Labor Councils.
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Volunteers are needed to staff the computerized predictive dialer phone stations at each of the below listed locations. Please contact the Central Labor Council Presidents or the individuals coordinating each phone bank to commit volunteers.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO continued to lead the drive for statewide earned sick leave legislation on Thursday, when the bill (A-2354) received its first public hearing in the Assembly Labor Committee.Read more
A joint report released Tuesday by New Jersey Policy Perspective and Pennsylvania-based Keystone Research Center showed that switching new state employees to 401(k)-style pensions, a move Gov. Christie is considering, could cost taxpayers $42 billion and would not reduce the state’s unfunded liability. CLICK HERE to view the full report.Read more
JNESO nurses at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark became the first in the state to ratify a contract that guarantees safe staffing ratios and prohibits shift cancelations. Both of these provisions are essential to patient safety and maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of care.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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The Assembly Labor Committee has just announced that it will consider very important legislation on earned sick time on Thursday, Oct. 9, at 10 a.m.Read more
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
Nurses at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, New Jersey voted overwhelmingly yesterday in favor of union representation with the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE). There are approximately 420 Registered Nurses at Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to welcome these workers to our union family.Read more
In addition to candidates for Congress and local offices, this year there are two statewide ballot questions all voters should be aware of.Read more