The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is asking you to support our UNITE HERE 54 brothers and sisters, who have been negotiating in good faith and whose employer recently cut health care coverage for workers. This contract dispute is ongoing and HAS NOT been resolved.
On the last Friday in February, Public Service Electric & Gas company filed with the Jersey Board of Public Utilities a plan to spend $1.6 billion to modernize its aging natural-gas mains, which deliver fuel to its 1.9 million customers in the state. The new plan contemplates the following:
In New Jersey, the Passaic County CLC is at the forefront of engaging and empowering our young union brothers and sisters through a program called Passaic County YES (Youth Engagement in Solidarity).
The state faces major decisions on energy issues that will affect residents and businesses. Regulatory officials and policymakers have struggled to resolve for years. Among the issues are concerns related to New Jersey having the highest energy costs in the Nation, creating a system to make the power grid less vulnerable to outrages during extreme weather, and determining the right mix of clean energy sources, such as solar systems and smaller power plants to provide power to local manufacturers.
Tonight the New Jersey labor movement made history by electing our union brother Donald Norcross, IBEW Local 351, to the U.S. Congress. This would not have been possible without thousands of union members who volunteered each week leading up to the election. We also congratulate Sen. Cory Booker on his election to a full term in the U.S. Senate, and applaud the election of 31 labor candidates, bringing the total to 814 election victories through our Labor Candidates Program. The win ratio was 82% with four races too close to call.