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Longtime Assemblyman Reed Gusciora won yesterday’s runoff election for Mayor of Trenton. The longtime labor committee member was endorsed by AFSCME NJ, Council 63 early last month.

Last month, AFSCME NJ workers with the Camden County Library were finally able to ratify a contract after more than a year of job actions and community outreach. 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders lashed out at the Trump administration after President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders to make it easier to fire federal workers and weaken their unions.

It is a new day for AFSCME members in New Jersey!

This weekend, the delegates to the AFSCME NJ founding convention unanimously ratified the constitution for AFSCME New Jersey. This means organizing committee status has been lifted and we are now AFSCME New Jersey, Council 63.

Watch the video from the convention here:

During National Nurses Week, we celebrate heroes who bring compassion, competence and courage to their jobs every day and for whom healing us and their communities is a calling.

No wonder Americans, year after year, cite nursing among the professions they trust the most.

As Women's History Month draws to a close it's imperative that we not only look back at the women in labor who got us to where we are today, but that we look ahead to the women in labor who are carrying the torch to where we want to be. 

This month, we honor pioneers like Frances Perkins who, as the Secretary of Labor under Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the first woman ever to be appointed to a presidential cabinet position; and Alice Paul, a New Jersey woman who was the chief strategist in the campaign for women’s right to vote.