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Working Families in Action

Working Families in Action

When they aren't on the job, working people put their time and effort into helping our community and working for the issues and political leaders who fight for us. Here are some recent examples of working people in action.

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New Jersey's WILD Conference: Making History, Fighting for the Future!

New Jersey's WILD Conference: Making History, Fighting for the Future!

More than 250 participants packed the East Brunswick, N.J., Hilton ballroom for the 13th annual Women in Leadership Development conference. The atmosphere of unity and sisterhood was remarkable as both first-time and longtime WILD sisters joined together, representing every union sector, age group and job category, as well as the labor movement’s deep racial and cultural diversity.

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NJ State AFL-CIO Makes History with Record Number of Labor Candidates Elected; Democrats Expand Assembly Majority

NJ State AFL-CIO Makes History with Record Number of Labor Candidates Elected; Democrats Expand Assembly Majority

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s political education program is second to none, and the outstanding results of the Nov. 3 election keep our momentum strong heading into the 2016 presidential race. We led union brothers and sisters to victories across the state, from school board and town council races to mayor, freeholder and state assembly seats. A record 47 union members won their elections, a phenomenal win ratio of 73% for labor candidates on the ballot. No one delivers election results like our labor candidates program, which raised its total of election victories to 864!

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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Congratulates IBEW Member Joining House Democratic Leadership

New Jersey State AFL-CIO Congratulates IBEW Member Joining House Democratic Leadership

Rep. Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), a member of the Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 351, has achieved so much since New Jersey voters elected him to Congress last year. Today, we celebrate his being named to the House leadership team by House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.

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App-Based Labor Walk Packets Are a Big Hit with Union Volunteers

App-Based Labor Walk Packets Are a Big Hit with Union Volunteers

Union volunteers who were introduced to app-based labor walk packets for the first time on Saturday in New Jersey returned from the labor walk hugely enthusiastic about the new technology. The feedback from the volunteers who offered to download and use the app was overwhelmingly positive. They said it was easy and fun to use and more efficient than the traditional paper packets because it allows more union households to be reached in a shorter period of time.

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N.J. AFL-CIO Encourages Young Union Workers to Help Elect Labor-Friendly Candidates on Nov. 3

N.J. AFL-CIO Encourages Young Union Workers to Help Elect Labor-Friendly Candidates on Nov. 3

More and more young union workers are becoming involved in the political process after realizing that the opportunity to earn a decent living and live a decent life depends on who they vote into office. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO has been leading the effort to encourage young workers from every sector of the labor movement to pursue a progressive agenda through the state federation’s YES (Youth Engagement in Solidarity) groups forming through our central labor councils around the state.

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