The New Jersey State AFL-CIO commends Amalgamated Bank for championing fair wages though a $15 per hour minimum enacted by the board in August. By empowering its employees, Amalgamated Bank has made them greater partners in their success and has set an example for all businesses to follow.
Keith Mestrich, CEO of the New York City-based bank, made his commitment to workers and equitable wages clear in a compelling opinion piece that you can read HERE.Read more
Today is a proud day for the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, a leader in the fight to raise the minimum wage to a living wage in our high-cost state. Leaders in the Senate and Assembly announced that they have agreed to pursue a plan to raise the wage to $15 per hour.Read more
The campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and help lift millions of working families out of poverty is gaining momentum on the federal and state levels, thanks to the efforts of two elected union brothers, U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (CD-1) and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (LD-3).
Rep. Norcross plans to introduce federal legislation raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2023. The phase in is intended to provide a cushion to small business to allow owners time to adjust to paying the higher rate without resorting to layoffs.Read more
It gets harder every day to take Governor Christie seriously. His latest inflammatory comment that he is “tired of hearing about the minimum wage” further demonstrates how out of touch he is with low- and middle-income families.Read more
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
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO today joined with partners and advocates from across the state to be recognized by the state Senate for their work last year to successfully increase the state’s minimum wage.Read more
Post-Election “Raise the Wage” Press Conference Highlights Minimum Wage Victory and Benefits to State
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was proud to join with Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. today for a press conference to celebrate and reflect on yesterday’s monumental victory and the historic approval of Ballot Question #2. The conference featured coalition partners, Senate President Steve Sweeney – one of the prime sponsors of the minimum wage, Trenton Councilwoman Marge-Caldwell Wilson, and Tayzia Treadwell, one of the many workers who will benefit from the minimum wage increase.Read more
State Legislature Maintains Working Families Majority
Encourage Commuters to Vote “Yes” On Ballot Question #2