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14th Annual WILD Conference: Forging Ahead, Strength through Solidarity

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WILD women are leading the way forward. This much was made clear during the rousing 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference held at the East Brunswick Hilton from March 3-4, 2017.

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Honors Women’s History Month

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to commemorate Women’s History Month by honoring the past and fighting for our future. Looking back on the historic struggles and triumphs of women is a valuable reminder that we have overcome adversity before and will continue to overcome our present day challenges, whatever they may be.

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Continuing the March Forward, Shaping our Future Together

AFT.jpgMore than one million people marched over the weekend in Washington, DC, Trenton, and around the world to declare that we will not be silent, and that the fight for women’s rights must go on despite the new White House administration.

[Click here to see pictures from the rally]

Across our state, more than 15,000 union members and community allies marched as one in the streets on Saturday and we recognize our many affiliates for showing their solidarity and support for the issues at stake, including equal pay, education, workers’ rights, Medicare, jobs, women’s healthcare, and 20 million Americans who are at risk of losing their health insurance.

The question on many people’s minds now is where we go from here.

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Women’s March on Washington: Rising Women, Raise the Nation

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to stand with our union brothers and sisters and community allies from around the nation to support the Women’s March on Washington. CLICK HERE for details.

 

Thousands of union members – women and men alike – will come together this weekend to stand up for gender justice, equality and opportunity for all.

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Override the Governor, End Pay Discrimination Once and For All

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During a Statehouse press conference, New Jersey State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Laurel Brennan called on legislators to override the governor’s veto of pay equity legislation (S-992) and resolve to end pay discrimination once and for all.

Recognizing Senate President Sweeney, Majority Leader Weinberg, Assemblywoman Lampitt and the bill’s prime sponsors, she described the measure as commonsense and long-overdue.

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Register Now: WILD Conference 2017

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CLICK HERE for Registration Brochure

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO looks forward to welcoming all of our union sisters to the 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference that will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 3-4, 2017. This year’s conference will offer new and enlightening insights into building leadership skills, women’s labor history, and the fight for our economic future. This year in particular will feature prominent speakers on the subjects of organizing and leadership.

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SAVE THE DATE: WILD Conference March 3-4, 2017

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The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce the 14th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference that will take place at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 3-4, 2017.

This year’s conference will offer new and enlightening insights into building leadership skills, women’s labor history, and the fight for our economic future. This year in particular will feature prominent speakers on the subjects of organizing and leadership. Since we plan to have our nation’s first woman president in the White House, the conference will also discuss the motivating effect this historic event will have in terms of encouraging women’s leadership roles.

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13th Annual WILD Conference: Making History, Fighting for the Future!

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More than 250 participants packed the East Brunswick Hilton ballroom for the 13th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference. The atmosphere of unity and sisterhood was remarkable as both first-time and long-time WILD sisters joined together, representing every union sector, age group, and job category as well as the labor movement’s deep racial and cultural diversity.

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Women's History Month: N.J. Women Lead Charge for Equality

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 By Laurel Brennan

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During the month of March, we celebrate Women’s History by honoring the heroic deeds of the many women who have made life better for families through acts of selflessness. We remember such pioneers as Charlotte Forten, a Philadelphia teacher who was among the first to volunteer to educate newly freed slaves in the South; Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, who fearlessly fought for workers’ rights during the early 1900s; and Alice Paul, a New Jersey resident who was the strategist in the campaign for women’s right to vote.

As is evident from these examples, the struggle for women’s equality and economic justice often has been led by trailblazers in the labor movement. As the beneficiaries of their actions, we pay homage to our union and non-union sisters alike.

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Registration Reminder for 13th Annual WILD Conference

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WILD will be here before we know it, and we look forward to having you join us for the 13th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference, which promises to be one of the most engaging and memorable WILD conferences to date.

This conference will be held at the Hilton East Brunswick from March 4-5, 2016. Please find the registration brochure HERE.

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