Good News, Good Deeds

New Jersey State AFL-CIO mourns the passing of BCTGM President David Durkee

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO was saddened to learn of the passing of Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union President David B. Durkee, who died March 30 at age 66 after a courageous battle with cancer. Throughout the New Jersey federation’s long, productive and deeply cordial relationship with Brother Durkee, he distinguished…

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Donate PPE to help your brothers and sisters on the front lines

The State Troopers Fraternal Association and the Health Professionals and Allied Employees – more than 15,000 union brothers and sisters serving as the “tip of the spear” in the war on COVID-19, are asking members of the public, small business owners and operators, and large corporations alike to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to…

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UFCW Local 360 gets workers, employers together, and gets out the vote

UFCW Local 360 hosted  a Union-Employer Job Fair on Oct. 11, 2019. Eighteen employers whose staffs we represent participated: grocery stores, pharmacies, nursing homes, food manufacturers and municipalities  It was a success, and we will be doing it again. We educated the public about our union and about how having a union job and being…

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Press Releases

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…

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The president’s coronavirus guidelines for America

15 days to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) Please CLICK HERE to download a printable version of these.    

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UPDATE: Murphy, Cuomo and Lamont announce regional restrictions to combat COVID-19; Murphy issues strict rules

From the New Jersey Governor’s Office, Monday, March 16, 2020 The three states will limit crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people, effective by 8 p.m. Monday, March 16  Restaurants and bars will close for on-premises service and move to takeout and delivery only, effective 8 p.m. Monday, March 16  Movie theaters,…

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William J. Zapcic Jr.