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Fighting The Underground Economy!

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS MISCLASSIFIED AS CONTRACTORS — AN OUTRAGE By: Richard E. Tolson, Director NJ BAC ‘Wealthy developers are taking advantage of labor laws and outdated regulation and enforcement to increase…

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Norcross Votes to Make It Easier for Workers

Norcross Votes to Make It Easier for Workers to Save For Retirement & Make Apprenticeships More Affordable The Bipartisan SECURE Act Includes A Provision Based on Norcross’ Bill to Allow…

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TODAY IN THE NJ STATE HOUSE

STATE ASSEMBLY APPROVES BILLS CONCERNING PREVAILING WAGES, HEALTH INSURANCE FOR LOCKED OUT WORKERS, SAFETY PROTECTIONS FOR HOTEL EMPLOYEES AND SUBCONTRACTING OF EDUCATION SERVICES CREDIT: NJ State AFL-CIO The State Assembly…

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Union Plus Offers Benefits to Union Members and Their Families

Credit: PA AFL-CIO Representatives from more than 40 unions gathered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, last week to discuss strategies for maximizing union member engagement with UnionPlusbenefits. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale greeted…

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No New NAFTA Until It’s Fixed!

Credit: PA AFL-CIO For the better part of a generation, our global trading system has been rigged to enrich corporations at the expense of working people—and no deal has done…

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CONGRESSMAN NORCROSS PUSHES INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

Credit: NJ AFL-CIO As part of Infrastructure Week 2019, Congressman Donald Norcross, Co-Chair of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus, joined building trade leaders at a press conference on Capitol Hill to discuss…

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NJ STATE AFL-CIO OPPOSED TO HYBRID PENSION PLAN

Credit: New Jersey AFL-CIO In response to today’s announcement that legislation will be introduced to end defined benefit pensions for new hires and current employees with less than five years…

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Right to Organize Act combats decades of attacks.

Democrats have an ambitious plan to save American labor unions Credit: By Alexia Fernández Campbell@AlexiaCampbellalexia@vox.com The Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act), introduced earlier this month by Rep. Bobby…

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A Sunnier Forecast for Unions at the State Level

Thanks to gains made in the 2018 election, Unions finally have friends in state government Credit: ucommblog IBEW activists have an extra spring in their step walking the halls of…

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