After five years of hostile contract negotiations, our brothers and sisters from SMART Transportation Division who work for NJ Transit are facing a March 13 deadline for a strike or lockout. This would affect 150,000 people who commute daily on trains, and 280,000 who take buses.
NJ Transit Rail Operations Corp. has ignored a federal labor board recommendation for modest annual pay increases and a slight uptick in health care coverage over the next six years. And it has ignored a plea from New Jersey’s congressional delegation, which sent a letter urging NJ Transit to seriously consider the board’s recommendations. Instead, NJ Transit wants to impose an astronomical increase in health care costs that would wipe out any wage increases on the table. After waiting five years for a contract, these employees have earned the right to move forward economically, not backward!Read more
Cookie manufacturing giant Nabisco has chosen to invest $130 million more in its new $400 million plant in Salinas, Mexico, rather than invest that money in its historic bakery in Chicago. As a result, 600 workers in Chicago could lose their jobs and a predominately African-American and Latino community would be devastated. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) International Union is conducting a comprehensive campaign to preserve these good union jobs.
We’re asking you to show your support for our BCTGM brothers and sisters by CLICKING HERE to sign the online petition to save the Chicago jobs.Read more
Deep Foods, Inc., the leading Indian food manufacturer in the U.S. based in Union, NJ, has taken a page out of the union buster’s playbook, launching a shameful campaign of intimidation and deception against its workers seeking to join RWDSU Local 262.
While most of Deep Foods’ 239 employees, including 49 warehouse workers, expressed an interest in forming a union, the company has resolved to fight the organizing drive every step of the way. Management is using stall tactics, spreading misinformation, and unjustly fired two employees for supporting the union. Not surprisingly, the company’s unscrupulous behavior is devastating to those workers who simply want to exercise their right to a voice on the job.Read more
TAKE ACTION: Urge Stockton University to Support Food Service Workers’ Right to a Free and Fair Election
The Philadelphia Joint Board, Workers United, is currently engaged in a rerun union representation election for approximately 123 food service workers employed by Chartwells/Compass Group, a subcontractor at Stockton University. We ask that you please take a moment to support our brothers and sisters by sending a message to Stockton University Acting President Harvey Kesselman, urging him to prevail upon Chartwells/Compass Group to respect the right of its workers to a free and fair union election.
CLICK HERE to forward a message now.Read more
Both the IBEW and the CWA have kicked off bargaining with Verizon Communications. Our union brothers and sisters enter into these negotiations hopeful that they can reach a fair and equitable contract for members as quickly as possible.
Informational pickets and rallies are currently taking place around the state. Your support for and at these events is greatly appreciated. For more information, please contact IBEW 827 Recording Secretary Suzanne Wallin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 609-443-4100.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO urges our brothers and sisters to join us at NJ Transit Headquarters in Newark tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. for a rally to stop mass transit fare hikes and service cuts. The Governor’s proposal to hike fares nine percent amounts to a tax increase on working families and an affront to the countless communities that heavily rely on public transit.
Your support at this rally is critical to making our voices heard. We encourage you to join with us in Newark tomorrow to show your union pride and “Fight the Hike.”Read more
Don’t Wait till It’s too Late to Make Your Voice Heard
Fast Track’s fate will soon be decided by the U.S. House of Representatives. Before the vote, we need to make sure our House members hear the clear, loud, consistent voices of working New Jerseyans who oppose Fast Track.
Fast Track will negatively impact us all by providing sweetheart deals for big business while offshoring jobs and creating even larger trade imbalances with countries that don’t share our commitment to workers’ rights, fair wages or environmental justice.Read more
Join us for a Week-Long Picket to Protest Cami Anderson’s Attack on Public Education
Beginning this Tuesday, May 5, 2015, please join us as we stand in solidarity with students, community allies, teachers and education professionals to protest State-Appointed Superintendent Cami Anderson’s war against Newark public schools.Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is asking you to support our UNITE HERE 54 brothers and sisters, who have been negotiating in good faith and whose employer recently cut health care coverage for the workers.
We were recently notified by UNITE HERE 54 that the owner of the Wyndham Garden Hotel near the state Capitol in Trenton abruptly changed the conditions of employment for 53 employees four weeks ago.Read more
The Kean University Board of Trustees plans to adopt a proposal to privatize over 100 good union jobs during its March 2, 2015 meeting being held in Kean Hall. We urge you to join with our IFPTE 195 brothers and sisters to oppose this destructive action which would have devastating consequences for workers, their families, and the university community.Read more