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Thanksgiving: A time of gratitude and solidarity

Thanksgiving will be very different this year. Our tables may be smaller or even virtual, yet many of us have a deeper gratitude for what we have. This Thanksgiving, we have a deeper appreciation of our strong, cherished union values. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO witnessed with pride how those values brought our unions together…

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Operation Feed Atlantic City Thanksgiving: Photos and Video

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO, led by President Charles Wowkanech, and affiliated unions donated funds and their time to put holiday meals on the tables of laid-off workers and community members in the Atlantic City region on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.

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Solidarity and hope on Thanksgiving 2020’s menu

For a Thanksgiving like no other in a city like no other, solidarity brightened what could have been a difficult holiday for thousands of laid-off union brothers and sisters and the Atlantic City community through Operation Feed Atlantic City’s Special Holiday Food Distribution. A week before Americans will take time out to be thankful for…

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Press Releases

Going shopping? Shopping online? Buy Union!

One thing that never changes is the value of well-established, American made brands produced by companies that treat their workers fairly and give them a voice on the job. Happy holidays and let’s all work together to build a stronger America. CLICK HERE for a printable pdf

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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…

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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…

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Bill Zapcic