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LAS VEGAS — More than 160 AFSCME members gathered in Las Vegas last week to lift up the voice of public service workers and move our union forward.  

A federal court has ruled in favor of working families and against wealthy special interests in D

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.

Governor Murphy gave his first budget address to the people of New Jersey this week and it demonstrates that his administration is ready to make good on the promise to get New Jersey’s economy moving again. The Governor presented a responsible budget that includes significant investments in good jobs, education, career training, health care, and fully fund the state pension system.

Some of the highlights include:

We are pleased to announce that President Lee Saunders has appointed a constitution committee for AFSCME New Jersey! The constitution committee will be meeting in the coming weeks and months to help put together a constitution for the members of AFSCME New Jersey. During this process, the committee will be holding regional town hall meetings where members will have the opportunity to give their input into what they would like to see in our constitution.

Congratulations to the committee members! We know they will do a great job in representing AFSCME members in New Jersey!

Just before the Christmas holiday, the state announced that it will not lease or sell the city’s water system to a private company. This followed more than a year of concern from residents and activists about the fate of the Municipal Utilities Authority, and is due in part to the hard work and dedication of AFSCME members in and around Atlantic City.