Good News, Good Deeds

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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Solidarity still stands strong as need for food distribution continues

The need for food assistance is still evident in Atlantic City, and so is the solidarity and generous spirit of the union brothers and sisters who staffed the Operation Feed Atlantic City food distribution on Thursday, April 22, 2021. With unseasonably chilly winds whipping over Bader Field, dozens of union volunteers from IATSE, IUOE, NYSNA/Shore…

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One year later, our commitment still stands

“Our brothers and sisters will never go hungry,” New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech said as he looked at lanes of cars waiting for the start of Operation Feed Atlantic City on March 18. “One year since the deadly virus shut down the casinos, the need is still great,” he said, “but we will…

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Press Releases

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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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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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