As we mark America’s 245 years of independence, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO celebrates our fundamental democratic principle that every person has a right to be heard.
Heard at the workplace. Heard in the community. Heard in the halls of power.
And we raise our voices in calling for everyone’s rights to be preserved and advanced:
The right to organize into unions to bargain for fair wages, good benefits and protection from illness and injury on the job through the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. The right to vote and participate in our democracy without unfair restrictions, through the For the People Act.
And the right of every working family to live their cherished American Dream with dignity and true freedom.
Our nation was founded on these rights, and Americans stand united behind them proudly.
Happy birthday, America! May you grow and prosper forever!