Political Action

Nearly 250 heed New Jersey State AFL-CIO WILD conference’s call for community & workplace empowerment

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 11th annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference wrapped up this weekend with nearly 250 newly educated, empowered, and enthusiastic women headed back to their communities and workplaces to fortify the battle against gender inequality.

IBEW Local 94 Endorses Sen. Steve Sweeney’s Re-Election Bid

Bud Thoman, president and business manager of the 4,600-member Local Union 94 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, today endorsed Steve Sweeney’s re-election to the State Senate.

Speaking on behalf of the Local’s Political Education Committee, Thoman called Sweeney a powerful voice for labor with a record on behalf of working families that demands respect.

“Steve’s an ironworker,” Thoman said. “He’s never forgotten what it’s like to work – and work hard – for a living.

Why I'm Voting

The New Jersey Young Workers have begun a campaign to make sure that young workers from unions across the Garden State come out to vote this November.  Local 94's very own Joe Checkley has been chosen to star in one of theses ads.  Click on the video below to see why Joe is voting and make sure that you are

Register to Vote!

Register to vote, check your status, or update your registration in minutes. Remember the last day to register to vote is fast approaching:
 
  • In New Jersey it is October 18th
  • In Pennsylvania it is October 11th
Use the widget below to help make the process easier and answer any questions you might have.
 

Statehouse $15 Minimum Wage, Strike Relief Released from Senate Labor Committee

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO applauds the members of the Senate Labor Committee who today voted to advance the $15 minimum wage bill (S-15) by a vote of 3 to 0 with one abstention as well as a bill extending unemployment benefits to striking workers (S-2160) by a vote of 3 to 1. Both votes were along party lines.
 
We thank our affiliates and coalition partners for their supportive testimony and attendance at the hearing. Special thanks goes to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Senator Joseph Vitale, the prime sponsors of both bills.

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