Urge Members of Congress to Put the Brakes on This Runaway Legislation
The national AFL-CIO recently advised us that President Obama is lobbying members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to support Fast Track legislation, and the vote is expected to be close. Your participation in the AFL-CIO’s National Lobby Day on March 4, 2015 is necessary to defeat Fast Track and keep jobs in our state and in our country.Read more
Congress is considering a bill that is bad for democracy, bad for workers, and would effectively put global corporations in charge of writing our trade deals. The threat this legislation poses to working families cannot be understated; its impact would be drastic and devastating.
Please call your members of Congress right now at 1-855-712-8441, and urge them to oppose Fast Track because it undermines our democracy and American workers.
To find your members of Congress, please CLICK HERE.Read more
There are few pieces of legislation as noncontroversial and straightforward as A-2354, which would guarantee earned sick leave to all New Jersey workers. However, in today’s political environment, not even a bill as basic as this is going to be passed without our concerted efforts.Read more
On Black Friday, brave Walmart employees will be joined in solidarity by thousands of union members to stand up to the insatiable greed of the world’s largest private employer and to demand a living wage and economic fairness.
The Walton family, which owns Walmart, has amassed more wealth than the bottom 42% of Americans combined, while the average Walmart employee earns only $8.80 per hour – not nearly enough to survive. Walmart’s theory is clear: why pay workers more when the company can use their billions in excess profits to further line the pockets of big money investors and corporate executives?Read more
LOCATION CHANGE: Support Our CWA 1038 Brothers and Sisters Rallying for a Fair Contract Tomorrow in Burlington County
The Occupational Training Center of Burlington County (OTCBC) manages a unique recycling program that employs local workers many of whom have developmental disabilities. These workers are represented by CWA Local 1038 and are engaged in a difficult contract battle that threatens to undermine their ability to afford vital health benefits.Read more
Billionaire businessman Carl Icahn has repeatedly shown his callous indifference for casino workers by forcing thousands out of their jobs and stripping away health care and retirement benefits from those who remain on his payroll. Now, he’s threatening to go through with a plan to close another Atlantic City casino unless the state and already struggling city come through with a massive and unrealistic aid package.Read more
Solidarity Alert: Stand Up for AC Casino Workers Whose Pensions and Health Benefits Are Being Stripped Away
Eleven-hundred of our brothers and sisters from UNITE HERE Local 54 who work at Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino are being stripped of their pension and health care due to the flagrant anti-union actions of a billionaire businessman and a giant casino company.Read more
Join our Rutgers Brothers and Sisters to Rally for a Fair Contract which Respects Faculty, Staff, and Students
Over 20,000 faculty and staff at Rutgers University are currently in negotiations and working without contracts. They have gone at least three years without a raise while the cost of living, particularly health care costs in the state plan, have risen dramatically. Rutgers management is sitting on hundreds of millions of dollars in reserves while the hardworking faculty and staff fall behind. Now management has cancelled the bargaining sessions that were scheduled for this week.Read more
Our union brothers and sisters in the Philadelphia school system need our support. A rally will be held tomorrow outside of the school district office in Philadelphia, where a massive turnout would send a clear message that the Corbett Administration needs to bargain fairly with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. Let’s show our solidarity for our brothers and sisters in the “City of Brotherly Love”. Details for the rally are as follows:Read more
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is standing with the people of Atlantic City as the casino industry undergoes a major downsizing, sparked by increased competition as more and more casinos open in neighboring states.Read more