During this time when workers seeking to organize face unprecedented opposition from businesses and wealthy political donors, RWDSU Local 108 has shown that solidarity can and will prevail in our state. This was recently demonstrated through an organizing victory achieved by 30 drivers at Transdev, an international transportation company.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates RWDSU Local 108 and its organizing team for their role in making this victory possible and welcomes our new brothers and sisters to our union family.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is pleased to share the news that our IBEW 827 brothers and sisters at Comcast joined together in solidarity to soundly defeat the company’s aggressive campaign to decertify the union. This victory is a testament to the strength, solidarity, and hard work of union members and the IBEW 827 organizing team. On behalf of our one-million member union family, we congratulate our IBEW 827 brothers and sisters, Business Manager Robert Speer, Business Agent Rich Spieler, Lead Organizer Joe Mastrogiovanni and Chief Stewards Leah Connelly and Glenn Yeary on a job well done.Read more
We encourage all affiliated unions to consider sponsoring members to participate in the upcoming national AFL-CIO Regional Organizing Institute in Philadelphia, PA. This 3-day basic organizing skills training provides a framework of fundamental knowledge for both new and experienced organizers. Topics include one-on-one communication skills, moving workers to take action, leadership ID and development, and internal/external organizing techniques.
Find details for the training below along with registration and lodging information HERE.Read more
ORGANIZING VICTORY: Penske Workers Overcome Aggressive Anti-Union Campaign, Win Representation with IAM
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates the IAM District 15 organizing team and the workers at Penske Truck Leasing’s Bridgeport, NJ facility on their recent organizing success. This was a hard-fought victory in which workers had to overcome a full-blown anti-union campaign carried out by the company’s labor relations department. In the end, it was grassroots organizing and trust that enabled workers to prevail. This victory ensures that two dozen Technicians and Customer Service Representatives at Penske now have the opportunity to exercise their voice on the job.Read more
We are pleased to share good news for New Jersey’s labor movement: The Bureau of Labor Statistics Annual Union Membership Report released Friday, January 23, 2015, shows the percentage of workers in our state represented by unions has risen to 17.2 percent, the sixth-highest of any state in the country.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to welcome 430 registered nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville who voted to join the United Steelworkers (USW).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
Subway Workers Vote to Unionize in Bloomsbury,
Crossing Guards in Hudson County Secure First Contracts
In the midst of nationwide protests against the fast food industry, which is known for unfair working conditions and substandard wages, RWDSU Local 108 is doing what it does best by helping these workers to stand up together for their livelihoods and for respect on the job. Despite the challenges of organizing fast food workers, we are thrilled to share the news that workers at a Subway in Bloomsbury, NJ voted decisively to unionize and join Local 108.Read more
This week, 22 truck stop workers at the Pilot-Flying J Truck Stop in Bloomsbury, NJ won representation with RWDSU Local 108. This decisive organizing victory – in addition to providing workers with a seat at the table and an opportunity to improve their working conditions – delivered a moment of poetic justice.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates CWA Local 1036 for a huge organizing victory in Burlington County at the Aspen Hills/Buttonwood Hospital. The Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) voted 34 to 4 in favor of union representation for 73 CNAs, marking a successful ending to a year of intense worksite, community, and political organizing.Read more