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Black History Month: Celebrating unity, strength and achievement

February 1, 2021 Our Labor Movement celebrates Black History Month 2021 and the African Americans who fight for labor rights, civil rights and social justice, propelled by our shared values: Equality. Fairness. Opportunity. Diversity. Unity. Dedication. Perseverance. African Americans can look with pride to role models like labor pioneer and civil rights icon A. Philip…

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Laid-off workers feel warmth, solidarity at Atlantic City food distribution

As the cold reality of pandemic-driven unemployment swirled around the Atlantic City region like winter winds, the New Jersey Labor Movement continued our ongoing commitment to uplifting our brothers and sisters in need with a food distribution on Thursday, January 21, 2021. “COVID is still causing unprecedented suffering,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech…

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO wishes you Hanukkah light and joy

As we celebrate the Festival of Lights this week, we pause to remember how solidarity has provided a lot of light to us during this difficult year. As we retell the Hanukkah story of the Maccabees’ miraculous victory against all odds, we pause to remember all the ways our unity helped our labor movement to…

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Press Releases

Labor Candidate Carney elected to Sussex Commissioners, replacing Labor Candidate Hertzberg

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO congratulates our Brother Christopher Carney, who was elected at a special convention to fill an open seat on the Sussex County Board of Commissioners. Brother Carney, a proud member of IUOE 825, replaces Brother Joshua Hertzberg, a proud member of ILA 1084-1, who left the commissioners – formerly known as…

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Biden’s choice to lead OSHA led USW’s safety efforts

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO commends President Joe Biden on his choice of James S. Frederick to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and looks forward to working with the new deputy assistant secretary of labor as he reinvigorates the agency that protects Americans on the job. “President Biden understands the Labor Movement’s skills…

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Remembering Martin Luther King on his day

We honor a great supporter of Democracy and Labor: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was defending the right of public employees to organize labor unions in Memphis, Tennessee, when his life was stolen from him by an assassin’s bullet. His support…

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Bill Zapcic