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Overtime Expansion Proposal Important for Workers

July 3, 2015
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Washington, DC - Millions of America’s workers are one step closer to earning the overtime pay they rightfully deserve but have been systematically denied. Working people called on President Obama to go bold, and his response will provide a much needed boost to our entire economy. This is a critically important step forward for the Raising Wages Agenda, but it is just that -- a first step.

How Gov. Christie Has Failed Working Families

July 1, 2015
Reprinted with permission from the NJ AFL-CIO

As Gov. Christie launched his bid for the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO reviewed his record on issues of importance to working families:

Pension System Could Net $87M If Governor Makes Payment

June 30, 2015
Reprinted with permission from NJ AFL-CIO

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech expressed the federation’s support for a proposal by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto calling on Gov. Christie to make the state’s annual pension payment at the start of the fiscal year, rather than waiting until the end of the year.

Illinois and AFSCME Agree on No Strikes/Lockouts in July

June 30, 2015
By LaborPress

Gov. Bruce Rauner and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31 announced June 26 that they had “reached an agreement that precludes the possibility of a strike or lockout” for the month of July while contract talks continue.

Governor Christie Slashes Pension Payment to Protect Millionaires Yet Again

June 29, 2015
Reprinted with permission from the NJ AFL-CIO

Gov. Christie had the opportunity to put the people of New Jersey before his own political ambitions by signing a budget that protects working families, funds public pensions according to the law and raises taxes on the wealthiest.Instead, he slashed pension funding, wrongly labeled benefits as ‘bloated’ and blamed ‘a broken system’ rather than his own refusal to fund it.

PCDC Names New CEO

June 26, 2016
By Stephanie West

New leadership for PCDC.

New York, NY - The Board of Directors of the Primary Care Development Corporation has selected Louise Cohen, as PCDC's new chief executive officer.  Cohen will assume the leadership of PCDC in August.

Labor Department Honors Gay Activist

June 26, 2015
By LaborPress

Frank Kameny (1925-2011), the first federal employee to challenge antigay discrimination in the courts, was inducted into the Labor Department’s Hall of Honor June 23. The award puts him in a pantheon that includes Samuel Gompers, Cesar Chavez, Walter Reuther of the United Auto Workers, former Sen. Edward Kennedy, and former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins.

NJ State AFL-CIO to Gov. Christie: Fund Our Pensions!

June 25, 2015
Reprinted with permission from the NJ AFL-CIO

New Jersey State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech was joined by Senate President Stephen Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto and leaders of the state’s largest public-sector unions representing approximately 800,000 active and retired teachers, government workers, police and firefighters on Thursday, June 25, 2015, to urge Gov. Christie to obey his own law and fully fund pensions. 


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