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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.

When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

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.

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