News From: New Jersey

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by Brian Young | on Jul 08, 2016

Christie costs thousands their jobs

Tradesmen and women in New Jersey are preparing for a work stoppage this week after Governor Chris Christie called for all public works projects to shut down for the next week.  The shutdown...

by AFL-CIO | on Apr 12, 2016

AC looks to maintain collective bargaining

Solidarity was evident on Tuesday with more than 300 leaders and rank-and-file members representing various unions joining together with our allies and community partners for a march and rally to...

by Brian Young | on Mar 16, 2016

Public Enemy No. 1

During a political campaign, candidates are often MIA from their day jobs.  When you are the sitting Governor of a state these stories usually get amplified.  You have to make tough choices...

by Kris LaGrange | on Oct 27, 2015

Vote IBEW in New Jersey

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) will be well represented on the November 3 ballot in the Garden State. The New Jersey State Assembly has Joe Egan (Local 456) and Wayne...

by Kris LaGrange | on Sep 04, 2015

Do Something Active This Labor Day

For some, the celebration of Labor Day may be an afterthought. For activists — whether labor, civil, women's, etc. — it's personal. Every labor leader from coast to coast has put...

by Brian Young | on Jun 05, 2015

NJ Deregulates Phone Lines

According to the NJ Star Ledger, Verizon has entered into a secret  settlement with Governor Christie's Board of Public Utilities, to raise rates for land line service 36% over the next 5...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 16, 2014

Baraka in NJ; Newark not for sale!

Ras Baraka is to become the new mayor of Newark, New Jersey. His election means a lot of progressives, organized labor, and teaches, all of whom he supports and advocates for strongly. The mayor-...

by Kris LaGrange | on Aug 31, 2013

New Jersey needs a raise.

In New Jersey, the state released a statement which certified the minimum wage increase as ballot Question #2. This question will appear on the November 5, 2013 ballot and will give New Jersey voters...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 18, 2013

Ask your Congressman how they voted

We got an email from the NJ AFL-CIO: The "Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013" also known as "comp time" legislation, passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of...

by Kris LaGrange | on May 18, 2013

Ask your Congressman how they voted

We got an email from the NJ AFL-CIO: The "Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013" also known as "comp time" legislation, passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of...

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