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Labor Wins in Bayonne!Congratulations to Mayor Jimmy Davis, who was elected to serve another term in yesterday's electio...
05/11/2022

Labor Wins in Bayonne!

Congratulations to Mayor Jimmy Davis, who was elected to serve another term in yesterday's election. His promise to protect Bayonne as a special place to live resonated with voters in this highly contested race. The Hudson County CLC and BTC endorsed Mayor Davis' election, and organized hundreds of union members to go door-to-door to ask their brothers and sisters and their families to vote for labor's endorsed candidate.

05/03/2022

We are incredibly proud of the workers, our affiliates, and our allies for making New Jersey the best state in the country for organized labor.

Thank you AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler for recognizing our success, and special thanks to Governor Phil Murphy for his incredible partnership with our labor movement and his commitment to New Jersey working families. #1u

05/03/2022
Labor Solidarity in New Jersey

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler joins workers from UFCW Local 360's Cannabis Division and Starbucks employees who recently elected to be represented by Workers United for a roundtable discussion on why they recently voted to join a union and why joining a union is important for workers in emerging industries.

They will be joined by Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech.

Starbucks Workers in Hopewell made history today by voting unanimously to become New Jersey's first location to unionize...
04/25/2022

Starbucks Workers in Hopewell made history today by voting unanimously to become New Jersey's first location to unionize.

These baristas became union activists. They understood not only the importance of fighting to belong to a union for themselves, but that the eyes of the entire labor movement were watching. We are incredibly proud to have supported our newest brothers and sisters throughout this process and to share in their victory. We look forward to more successful elections as this victory inspires more throughout the state.

@sbworkersunited #1u #starbucksunion

This is what it is like to be a target of Starbucks' union-busting campaign. Check out this story of solidarity from our...
04/22/2022
‘Add Personal Story Here’: Starbucks Anti-Union One-on-Ones Fall Flat

This is what it is like to be a target of Starbucks' union-busting campaign. Check out this story of solidarity from our partners at SBWorkersUnited
#1u #starbucksunion

The last time I wrote in Labor Notes, I described the captive-audience “listening sessions” that Starbucks corporate had attempted to use against me and my co-workers who are trying to unionize our Hopewell Starbucks in central New Jersey. (See (“How We Turned the Tables on Starbucks Union-Bus...

Join IFPTE Council 21 this evening at Newark City Hall at 6:30 pm in solidarity as we fight for a fair contract now! The...
04/20/2022

Join IFPTE Council 21 this evening at Newark City Hall at 6:30 pm in solidarity as we fight for a fair contract now!

The essential workers of Council 21 have been working without a contract for three years, and need our support as they testify before City Hall tonight.

Congratulations to UFCW Local 360 for successfully organizing cannabis retailer Cannabist in Deptford Township. The 15 P...
04/18/2022

Congratulations to UFCW Local 360 for successfully organizing cannabis retailer Cannabist in Deptford Township.

The 15 Patient Specialists, or "Budtenders," voted 14 to 1 in favor of joining Local 360 in today's ballot election.

✅ Union Yes!

Thank you Governor Phil Murphy for supporting the right to organize and for expressing your solidarity with the Starbuck...
04/14/2022

Thank you Governor Phil Murphy for supporting the right to organize and for expressing your solidarity with the Starbucks workers fighting to organize a union.

SBWorkersUnited #starbucksunion

04/12/2022

American democracy is under threat today, from decades of inequality, the dismantling of workers’ rights, a scourge of attacks on voting rights, and the failure to adequately invest in our families and communities.

To save American democracy, we need democracy in the U.S. Senate.

And that means passing labor law reform, voter protection legislation and the Build Back Better investment agenda with a simple 50-vote majority.

Take action. Sign the petition: act.workersfirstagenda.com

#WorkersFirstAgenda

We stand with Local 59 IATSE  in the fight with SMG Exhibition Services for a contract with raises and health benefits. ...
04/11/2022

We stand with Local 59 IATSE in the fight with SMG Exhibition Services for a contract with raises and health benefits.

No Healthcare! No Retirement! No Future!

Local 59 IATSE brothers and sisters have been striking against SMG Exhibition Services for the past five months and nego...
04/07/2022

Local 59 IATSE brothers and sisters have been striking against SMG Exhibition Services for the past five months and negotiations are at a standstill. They have not seen a raise in over 10 years and their health care benefits have been stripped.

Parking is available at Sam’s Club, one block west of the convention center. Once you park, head east towards the sun and we are a short distance away!

EDITED: THIS ACTION IS POSTPONED DUE TO THE EARLY CLOSURE OF THE STARBUCKS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESCHEDULING SOONJoin New...
04/06/2022

EDITED: THIS ACTION IS POSTPONED DUE TO THE EARLY CLOSURE OF THE STARBUCKS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESCHEDULING SOON

Join New Jersey State AFL-CIO and the Mercer County CLC for a "Sip and Sit-In" in solidarity with Hamilton Starbucks workers fighting to organize a union.

Order a drink under names like "Union Strong," "Union Yes," or "Solidarity." Wear your union colors, bring your union buttons to share, and show your union pride. Don't forget to tip your barista!

SBWorkersUnited
#StarbucksUnion

We are proud to stand in solidarity with the Starbucks employees as they begin their historic election. Time and time ag...
03/31/2022
New Jersey State AFL-CIO and Mercer County CLC Support Starbucks Workers Fighting to Organize a Union with "Sip and Sit-In" Solidarity Action

We are proud to stand in solidarity with the Starbucks employees as they begin their historic election. Time and time again, when workers come together and fight for higher wages and better benefits, they win. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO looks forward to a successful union election, and welcomes the Starbucks employees into our union family. We are one state, one voice, and one labor movement, fighting to make the difference.

SBWorkersUnited
#starbucksunion

https://njaflcio.org/new-jersey-state-afl-cio-and-mercer-county-clc-support-starbucks-workers-fighting-to-organize-a-union-with-sip-and-sit-in-solidarity-action/

Today, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and the Mercer County Central Labor Council joined Starbucks workers at the Hopewell location in support of their effort to organize a union. Workers United is conducting a bona fide organizing campaign, and the election will commence on Friday, April 1.  Union...

Starbucks employees at the Hopewell location greatly appreciated our Sit and Sip-In Solidarity Action. We ordered drinks...
03/30/2022

Starbucks employees at the Hopewell location greatly appreciated our Sit and Sip-In Solidarity Action. We ordered drinks with names like "Union Yes," and gave a much needed boost to the organizing effort.

Union leadership and members were joined by Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblyman Anthony Verrelli, Lawrence Councilmember Cathleen Lewis, and Commissioner of Labor Robert Asaro-Angelo, who offered their strong support.

SBWorkersUnited
#starbucksunion

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we're spotlighting Susan Cleary, President of District 1199J  National Union of Hospita...
03/30/2022

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we're spotlighting Susan Cleary, President of District 1199J National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees, AFSCME

TODAY⚠️⚠️⚠️ #starbucksunion Solidarity Alert!Join our Solidarity "Sip In" at the Hopewell Starbucks location (800 A Deno...
03/30/2022

TODAY⚠️⚠️⚠️ #starbucksunion Solidarity Alert!

Join our Solidarity "Sip In" at the Hopewell Starbucks location (800 A Denow Rd, Pennington 08534) from 12:00pm-3:00pm, in anticipation of the union election commencing on Friday, April 1st.

Show your support for the workers fighting to unionize by wearing your union colors and ordering a drink under the name "Union Strong." Don’t forget to tip your barista!

REMINDER! ⚠️⚠️⚠️ #starbucksunion Solidarity Alert!On Wednesday, March 30th, from 12:00pm-3:00pm, join our Solidarity "Si...
03/29/2022

REMINDER! ⚠️⚠️⚠️ #starbucksunion Solidarity Alert!

On Wednesday, March 30th, from 12:00pm-3:00pm, join our Solidarity "Sit and Sip In" at the Hopewell Starbucks location (800 A Denow Rd, Pennington 08534) in anticipation of the union election commencing on Friday, April 1st.

Show your support for the workers fighting to unionize by wearing your union colors and ordering a drink under the name "Union Strong." Don’t forget to tip your barista!

Donna Chiera is today's #WomensHistoryMonth featured labor leader. We salute Donna's contribution to the labor movement ...
03/29/2022

Donna Chiera is today's #WomensHistoryMonth featured labor leader. We salute Donna's contribution to the labor movement as President of AFT New Jersey, Vice President of AFT - American Federation of Teachers, and a New Jersey State AFL-CIO Vice President

Today for #WomensHistoryMonth, we celebrate Joyce Alston, President of BCTGM Local 53 and a Vice President of the New Je...
03/28/2022

Today for #WomensHistoryMonth, we celebrate Joyce Alston, President of BCTGM Local 53 and a Vice President of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO

⚠️⚠️⚠️ #starbucksunion  Solidarity Alert!Show your support for the workers fighting to unionize at the Hopewell Starbuck...
03/24/2022

⚠️⚠️⚠️ #starbucksunion Solidarity Alert!

Show your support for the workers fighting to unionize at the Hopewell Starbucks location (800 A Denow Rd, Pennington). Go there in your union colors and order a drink under the name "Union Strong," and don't forget to tip your barista!

On Wednesday, March 30th, from 12:00pm-3:00pm, join our Solidarity "Sip In" as we build up support in anticipation of the union election commencing on Friday, April 1st.

03/24/2022

Take a minute and meet @unitehere international Vice President and @unitehere54 Financial Secretary Treasurer Donna DeCarpio. #1u #womenshistorymonth

03/23/2022

Thank you, New Jersey State AFL-CIO. I will always stand with organized labor to support the rights of workers.

Congratulations to Burlington Township Fire Commissioner Anthony Ciasca on his successful election!Fire Commissioner Cia...
03/02/2022

Congratulations to Burlington Township Fire Commissioner Anthony Ciasca on his successful election!

Fire Commissioner Ciasca’s win is the 1,184th election victory for the nationally acclaimed New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program since its inception in 1997.

Thinking about quitting your job because of pay, benefits, or safety concerns? Organize a union instead!Organizing a uni...
02/25/2022
Organize

Thinking about quitting your job because of pay, benefits, or safety concerns? Organize a union instead!

Organizing a union can help you negotiate a contract with better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Call 1-866-OK-UNION (1-866-658-6466) or visit https://njaflcio.org/organize/

Organize

02/23/2022
Congratulations to UFCW Local 360 for its most recent success in organizing employees at Ascend Wellness Holdings and Gr...
02/23/2022

Congratulations to UFCW Local 360 for its most recent success in organizing employees at Ascend Wellness Holdings and Green Thumb Industries. We welcome its newest members. UFCW Local 360 now represents nearly 300 employees in the New Jersey cannabis industry.

As the cannabis industry continues to grow, we are seeing the results of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s advocacy for the inclusion of pro-worker measures in the authorizing legislation for medical and adult-use cannabis.

02/15/2022

Charles Hall Jr. is a United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Vice President and President of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union Local 108. Charles is also an executive board member of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. #blackhistorymonth

Photos from Donald Norcross for Congress's post
02/15/2022

Photos from Donald Norcross for Congress's post

02/14/2022

Charles Hall Jr. is a United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Vice President and President of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Workers Union Local 108. Charles is also an executive board member of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. #blackhistorymonth

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO stands with AFSCME 2286 in solidarity for their contract. The Trenton Councilmembers who fa...
02/09/2022

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO stands with AFSCME 2286 in solidarity for their contract. The Trenton Councilmembers who failed to approve funding for AFSCME 2866's contract did the wrong thing. We will remember in November!

Meet @njaflcio Executive Board Member and President @iftpelocal195nj, Tim Rudolph. #BlackHistoryMonth
02/08/2022

Meet @njaflcio Executive Board Member and President @iftpelocal195nj, Tim Rudolph. #BlackHistoryMonth

📢📢📢 Solidarity Alert! 📢📢📢Rally with AFSCME 2286 in support of Trenton Employees on Wednesday, February 9, at 2:00pm at M...
02/08/2022

📢📢📢 Solidarity Alert! 📢📢📢

Rally with AFSCME 2286 in support of Trenton Employees on Wednesday, February 9, at 2:00pm at Mill Hill Park

02/06/2022

Meet @njaflcio executive board member and @afscme International Vice President Debbie Parks. #blackhistorymonth

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NJ.com covers the Rutgers LEARN report, "The State of #Labor in #NewJersey." Key findings: ➡️ Our unionization rate increased to a three-year average of 16.09%. ➡️ That's sixth-highest in the U.S. ➡️ #Union members average 21% higher wages in #NJ. The Garden State remains #UnionStrong
NJ remains #UnionStrong NEW REPORT FROM LEARN!!! https://tinyurl.com/yc57dcnx "NJ State of Labor, 2019-2021" is now available for download or to read online. Learn the latest trends in unionization in the Garden State.
Honored to join AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Wowkanech, and workers from SBWorkersUnited and UFCW Local 360 for today’s Labor in Solidarity roundtable. We believe in the cause and value of organized labor and keeping the union door open for all.
AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler joins workers from UFCW 360 Cannabis Division and Starbucks employees who recently elected to be represented by Workers United, an SEIU affiliate for a roundtable discussion on why they recently voted to join a union and why joining a union is important for workers in emerging industries. They will be joined by Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech.
No better way to start off a Saturday morning in Hudson County than with a labor walk with our friends at the New Jersey State AFL-CIO , the Hudson County Building Trades, International Longshoremen's Association, Hudson County Central Labor Council, and so many other members of organized labor. #UnionStrong #UnionYes
Observing #WorkersMemorialDay alongside Middlesex County NJ Government leaders, New Jersey State AFL-CIO and others, today we remember and honor all the working men and women who have lost their lives on the job and stay committed in the fight for strong workplace protections. Working folks are the backbone of our economy and no one should have to risk their life for a paycheck, that's why I proudly stand alongside our unions committed to a New Jersey that treats working people and families with respect, dignity, and fairness.
It was an honor to join our local union members at the 8th Annual Labor Leaders’ Breakfast to honor my colleague and friend, Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter, New Jersey State AFL-CIO COPE Director John Shea, and Craig Livingston for their accomplishments on behalf of working families. The history of organized labor is the history of women and men struggling for a better life, the Passaic County Central Labor Council, AFL CIO is leading the fight to redefine the nature of work for the next generation. #UnionStrong #UnionProud #Labor #PassaicCounty #NewJersey #AssemblymanSchaer
🌹Join us this week! Meetings are open to all, non DSA members welcome! ♿️ Monday , March 28th, 7:30-8:30pm, Join us for the Disability Solidarity Committee’s weekly meeting! We are about disability liberation, disability justice, community access, and educating people on the realities disabled comrades face. Our fight for socialism is a fight for an inclusive society that leaves no one behind, and so we work to unite comrades and allies in our fight for liberation. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/central-jersey-dsa-disability-solidarity-meeting-85?source=direct_link& 📖 Tuesday March 29th, 8:00pm, Join the Research and Rhetoric Meeting of CentralNJDSA We works on persuasive writing projects to further the aims of the DSA and socialist movement. Currently we working on projects relating to heathcare and Starbucks unionization. Come join us! Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/research-and-rhetoric-meeting-12?referrer=riley-simmons-edler&source=direct_link ☕️ Wednesday, March 30, 12-3:00pm, Sit Down in Solidarity with Hopewell SBWorkersUnited Join New Jersey State AFL-CIO to support Hopewell Starbucks Workers with their union campaign. The ballots for the Hopewell partners will be mailed out on April 1st so let's show them we have their backs and that together we'll fight back against Starbucks union busting! ☕️🌹 Order a drink with a pro-union name like “Union Strong” & leave a note for the community board! We’ll have materials there. Then take a seat to show your solidarity! You can also leave a note in the tip jar along. More community support days to come. Sign and share the community support petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/support-hopewell-starbucks-workers-united/ ☀️ Wednesday, March 30th, 6:30-7:30pm, Join the Central Jersey DSA Immigration and Racial Justice Committee's bi-weekly meeting! We'll be having a language skill share session to learn common Spanish phrases to improve our ability to organize bilingually! We'll also discuss upcoming events hosted by other organizations across NJ doing abolition and immigration rights work. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/immigration-and-racial-justice-meeting-11?source=direct_link& 🤝 Thursday, March 31st, CentralJerseyDSA Mutual Aid Committee Meeting Join Us for our weekly online meeting to check in, discuss best practices, and update anyone new to the committee. Central Jersey DSA Mutual Aid’s primary goal is to provide essentials like groceries and hygiene supplies to community members in need. A secondary goal is building partnerships with other organizations in Central Jersey who share our vision. Through mutual aid, we can better realize the collective power necessary to abolish systems of oppression by building a community of resistance to capitalism. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/central-jersey-dsa-mutual-aid-committee-meeting-97?source=direct_link& ✊NJ Solidarity Network Conference 2022 Planning Meeting Join anti-capitalist Mutual Aid organizations in NJ to plan an NJ-wide conference for us to all learn from and share with each other. Check out the Points of Unity here: https://airtable.com/shrE1qCpFcZf8SYFq
Thank you, New Jersey State AFL-CIO. I will always stand with organized labor to support the rights of workers.
HPAE Local 5058 is #UnionStrong. Jersey Shore RNs braved the wind and rain marching in the Belmar St.Patrick’s Day parade with their brothers and sisters of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO AFT - American Federation of Teachers Monmouth Ocean AFL-CIO CLC #RESPECTUS
There IS a difference in safety between Union and non-union. #UnionStrong #UnionsDoItBetter #BuildUnion #Safety #AFLCIO New Jersey State AFL-CIO AFL-CIO
Today I proudly announced that I am running for re-election to represent New Jersey's 1st Congressional District! I want to thank the incredible crowd of supporters for joining us this morning including Governor Phil Murphy , union labor leaders from New Jersey State AFL-CIO, CWA New Jersey, NJEA, AFSCME New Jersey, the South Jersey Building Trades, and HPAE as well as leaders from reproductive & civil rights organizations. Together we will continue to deliver for South Jersey working families and build our country back better than ever.