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
Thank you to everyone who joined for the Meet AC Luncheon in Atlantic City yesterday. By all accounts, the event was extremely positive and productive. A delegation of over 100 union members participated in the luncheon, representing dozens of unions from across the state and region.
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New Jersey’s minimum wage will increase by 13 cents (to $8.38 per hour) on January 1, 2015, when the state’s first automatic annual increase for inflation takes effect. While the increase is modest, this raise and every future yearly wage adjustment will put more money in the pockets of our lowest-paid workers.Read more
New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District is one of the most competitive House races in the nation this year, yet the choice between the candidates could not be any clearer. On one hand we have Aimee Belgard, a thoughtful and longtime community leader who understands the challenges facing middle-class families and is determined to be a voice for us in Congress. On the other hand, there is Tom MacArthur, a multi-millionaire insurance CEO from North Jersey, who decided to move to the district to buy a seat in Congress.Read more
Our success in any election comes down to two key factors. First, we must get union members the facts they need to make an informed decision on Election Day. Second, we all need to get out and vote. Our weekly labor walks will ensure that both of these critical goals are met.
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