Good News, Good Deeds

Solidarity and cookies lift spirits at Operation Feed Atlantic City

Nurses bring their healing touch with them wherever they go, and members of Shore Nurses/NYSNA added a touch of sweetness to the Operation Feed Atlantic City food-distribution program on Thursday, Sept. 17, with a donation of 500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies that helped heal the spirits of laid-off union members and the Atlantic City…

Read More

Pre-Labor Day food distribution demonstrates union values, strength of unity

For the eighth time in 16 weeks, laid-off unionized casino industry workers volunteered their day and their sweat to help distribute food kits to their fellow workers and the Atlantic City community. “It’s a great testament to solidarity, to trade unionism and the bonds shared among organized labor members,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles…

Read More

NJ AFL-CIO congratulates four distinguished New Jersey labor leaders

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates President Donna M. Chiera of AFT-NJ and President Deborah White of HPAE/AFT on their election as vice presidents on the American Federation of Teachers National Executive Council. Their dedicated service to the AFT and all working families in New Jersey and America will continue through these new roles, and…

Read More

Press Releases

New Jersey State AFL-CIO mourns the loss of Justice Ginsburg

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO mourns the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for civil rights, women’s rights and workers’ rights. “Justice Ginsburg always sided with organized labor, even when the conservative-leaning court ruled against unions in cases like Janus v. AFSCME,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech…

Read More

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech thanks Gov. Phil  Murphy for signing into law Workers’ Compensation Reform for Essential Workers who Contracted COVID-19

Monday, September 14, 2020 “Governor Murphy has done a very good job in handling the pandemic in New Jersey under very difficult circumstances, said Charles Wowkanech, President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO.  “Signing this bill into law is another example of his leadership in the fight against COVID-19. “Frontline essential workers who were required…

Read More

House Democrats lead Families First agenda to confront coronavirus crisis

Talking Points from Congress  From the Office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, March 19, 2020, at 12:06:21 PM EDT The American people need and deserve a coordinated, fully-funded, whole-of-government response to keep them and their loved ones safe from the coronavirus epidemic.  Since Day One of this crisis, House Democrats have been hard at work…

Read More

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.


William J. Zapcic Jr.