The New Jersey Labor Movement has built the best Labor Candidates Program in the country. Rank-and-file union members have won 817 elections and now represent working families in public offices within the State Senate and Assembly, on County Freeholder Boards, in our towns as Mayors, Aldermen, Committee and Council Members, Fire Commissioners, and on School Boards across the state.

The Labor Candidates School is the cornerstone of this successful political program. Election experts instruct union members about fundraising, research, message development, public speaking, media relations, voter contact, volunteer recruitment, targeting, and get-out-the-vote efforts. Participants are awarded full scholarships by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. The Labor Candidates School is scheduled on Saturday, August 15 & Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Rutgers University Continuing Studies Conference Center, 178 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ  08901.

Pursuant to the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Resolution, union members seeking election to public office must secure the support of their local union presiding officer who shall then notify the Central Labor Council and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. All non-incumbent Labor Candidates are required to graduate from the Labor Candidates School and be reviewed by the Central Labor Council before resources can be earmarked for his/her election campaign. Each union member seeking election or re-election to public office must complete the "Labor Candidates Survey" that can be found HERE and return it by fax to (609) 989-8734 or by email to We look forward to achieving many more Labor Candidates election successes together.

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