Today’s gut-wrenching announcement regarding the elimination of DACA, perfectly demonstrates the callousness and deception of the Trump administration. With the statement delivered by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – a statement that President Trump didn’t have the courage to deliver himself – more than 800,000 people’s lives were thrown into immediate turmoil.Read more
Congratulations to AFT 3977 Brother David Gierek on being appointed to Saddle Brook Council in June. His appointment marks the 919th labor candidate in New Jersey!Read more
Our BCTGM brothers and sisters are waging a long-term battle against corporate greed at Mondelez, the parent company of Nabisco. Last year, executives instituted job cuts at a facility in Chicago, sending hundreds of middle class American jobs to Salinas, Mexico.Read more
Labor Day is a celebration and reaffirmation of the two goals of the labor movement: dignifying work and enriching our communities and our families. While New Jersey has made great progress in these goals, our work will not be over until everyone has a job that affords workers the dignity and respect they deserve.Read more
Labor Day is a week from today, which means Election Day is right around the corner – 71 days to be exact. While we are already working hard towards a victory on November 7th, we hope that everyone is able to enjoy a bit of rest and family time this weekend. Whatever your plans may be, we want to thank you for all the work you do to build stronger unions and communities. These may be challenging times, but our shared middle class values will continue to drive us forward.
Be sure to celebrate the contributions of labor to our communities at any of the following Labor Day events:Read more
21st Annual Labor Candidates School Primes Union Member Office Seekers for Success in Crucial 2017 Election
As the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School marks its 21st year, we are proud to congratulate this year’s graduating class of 33 rank-and-file union members, who will be running for offices across our state from the municipal to county level. In addition, there are 23 Labor Candidates School alumni, who will seek reelection to office this year, including seven members of the State Legislature.
For photos of this year’s class, please CLICK HERE.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join our union brother and congressman, Honorable Donald Norcross, for a panel discussion that focused on how to improve the lives of all working families through legislative and political action. The panel featured several members of Congress, and we thank our many affiliates, who joined to participate in the discussion.Read more
Gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy will join for a labor/community forum sponsored by our CWA 1036 brothers and sisters and the Burlington Central Labor Council. There is no better time than right now to discuss the issues critical to you and your family, and we invite you to join for what will be a proactive and insightful discussion.
RSVP is required, and admission to the event is free. Please see below for details:Read more
Bill Concerning Early Retirement in Atlantic City Advances
Thanks to the solidarity of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and affiliate unions, A-18/S-3422, a bill that would provide back pay to state workers, who were locked out of their jobs during the state shutdown, was passed today by the state Assembly. Having previously cleared the Senate earlier this month, the Governor had said that he intends to sign the bill into law.Read more