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The Costs of New Jersey's Alternative Pension Investments Are Unjustified

The Costs of New Jersey's Alternative Pension Investments Are Unjustified

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech responded to the State Investment Council’s 2015 Annual Report, condemning the exorbitant fees paid to Wall Street firms.

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Stay Union, Stay Strong: N.J. State AFL-CIO Calls for Solidarity in Face of Friedrich’s U.S. Supreme Court Case

Strong unions empower working people to fight for justice, fairness, dignity and respect. No matter the challenges that we face, your solidarity will ensure a strong and enduring labor movement for generations to come.

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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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New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 19th Labor Candidates School Draws Record Class, Positions Workers to Win in November

Thirty-four union members, representing 23 local unions, took part in the 19th annual New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates School on Aug. 15-16, 2015.

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Common Sense Economics: A Call to Action for Young Workers This Election Season

Jennifer Higgins of AFT Local 1904 and Carli Meneses, president of IAM Local 2339N, lead a Common Sense Economics session for young workers at IBEW 94 in Hightstown, N.J.

Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 94 in Mercer County, N.J., became a classroom recently for young workers taking part in Common Sense Economics, led by Jennifer Higgins of AFT Local 1904 and Carli Meneses, president of Machinists (IAM) Local 2339N.

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Labor Offers Realistic Path Toward Meeting New Jersey’s Pension Obligation

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions have been working hard to find solutions to the state’s pension funding problem on behalf of nearly 800,000 current and retired public employees who have been contributing faithfully to their pensions and whose retirement security depends partly on earned pension income.

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N.J. AFL-CIO: Pension System Could Net $87M if N.J. Makes Payment in July

N.J. AFL-CIO: Pension System Could Net $87M if N.J. Makes Payment in July

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech expressed the federation’s support for a proposal by the state’s Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto calling on Gov. Chris Christie to make the state’s annual pension payment at the start of the fiscal year, rather than waiting until the end of the year.

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