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Musicians Union’s concert gets toes tapping at New Jersey Veterans Home in Menlo Park

A Concert to Honor New Jersey’s Veterans was performed at the New Jersey Memorial Home for Veterans in the Menlo Park section of Edison on Wednesday, July 28, by members of Local 16-248 of the American Federation of Musicians. The free concert was co-sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its Union Veterans Council,…

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Concert by Musicians Union uplifts spirits at New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus

A Concert to Honor New Jersey’s Veterans was performed at the New Jersey Memorial Home for Veterans in Paramus on Friday, July 23, by members of Local 16-248 of the American Federation of Musicians. The free concert was sponsored by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its Union Veterans Council, the Bergen County Central Labor…

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Honoring public servants, teachers, nurses, police and all heroes

As we honor our union brothers and sisters during Public Service Recognition Week, from May 2-8, Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 3-7, National Nurses Week, from May 6-12, and National Police Week, from May 9-15, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO shares our deepest gratitude for all the ways these essential workers stepped up throughout the…

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Press Releases

Elizabeth H. Shuler elected first woman president of AFL-CIO

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates Elizabeth H. Shuler on her election as the first woman president of the AFL-CIO, and Fred Redmond as the first African American to serve as secretary-treasurer. The National AFL-CIO Executive Council on Friday, August 20, elected Acting President and Secretary-Treasurer Shuler, an IBEW sister, to complete the term of…

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New Jersey Labor Movement Mourns Richard Trumka

“The entire American labor movement has lost a champion and a fighter, and New Jersey has lost a close friend,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said of the unexpected passing of AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka. President Trumka died on Thursday, August 5, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was 72. “Rich Trumka…

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National AFL-CIO report shows 74 New Jersey workers were killed on the job in 2019

View Report here: Death on the Job 2021 An annual report released on Tuesday, May 4, by the national AFL-CIO shows that 74 New Jersey workers were killed on the job in 2019, and 69,000 suffered reportable injuries. The report, titled “Death on the Job. The Toll of Neglect,” marks the 30th year the AFL-CIO…

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Press Contact

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is happy to provide additional press-related information and answer any questions you might have. If you are a journalist or media professional, please do not hesitate to contact our Communications Coordinator.

 

Bill Zapcic

609.989.8730
bzapcic@njaflcio.org