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Building Trades Leaders Call for Solidarity in Fight against Friedrichs

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by AFL-CIO on
Feb 03, 2016

Realizing that the Friedrichs case is no more than a special interest attack on all workers’ rights, Building Trades leaders called for solidarity in the face of the latest threat to our livelihoods.

The video is introduced by New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech and features Mercer County Building Trades President and District 14 Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo; Laborers Local 55 President and Essex County Freeholder Wayne Richardson; IBEW Local 456 Business Representative and New Brunswick City Councilman Kevin Egan; and Plumbers Local 24 Business Manager Eric Boyce.

Their message is clear: our economy is severely out of balance with a select few controlling the vast majority of wealth. As a result, workers are finding it harder than ever to make ends meet, and this case could make things even worse. It doesn’t matter what sector of the labor movement we come from because an attack on one is an attack on all.

The fact remains that the best results are achieved when workers are able to exercise their voice on the job. New Jersey unions will continue to stand together to ensure economic justice for workers and prosperous communities. To achieve this goal, we must “Stay Union, Stay Strong!”

This story was originally sent to us by the NJ AFL-CIO.  You can watch the video on

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