Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. is pleased to inform our coalition partners that the Assembly plans to advance a bill (A-2354) in September which would establish a statewide earned sick days law for all workers in New Jersey.Read more
Tune In this Weekend: News 12 New Jersey “Power & Politics” Features WFUNJ Interview to Discuss Earned Sick Days
This past Monday, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. kicked off a statewide grassroots campaign in support of a New Jersey earned sick days, and by week’s end the press has certainly picked up on the message. In addition to the coverage we received throughout the week, our coalition was invited to appear on News 12 New Jersey’s “Power & Politics” program to discuss what an earned sick days policy would mean to our state.
The segment, featuring host Luke Margolis and WFUNJ Executive Director Edward Correa will air this weekend at the following times, so be sure to tune in.Read more
Our coalition is currently engaged in several high stakes campaigns to bring the issues that New Jersey’s working families care about to the forefront of our public policy discussion. Two recent examples of our efforts include the launch of our coalition’s statewide earned sick days campaign and a press conference to oppose the unprecedented surge in corporate welfare and the need for businesses to pay their fair share in solving our state’s budget crisis. To check out some of the related news coverage, please continue to the bottom of this post.Read more
The non-partisan grassroots coalition, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc., joined today with dozens of coalition partners and the prime sponsors of earned sick days legislation, Senator Loretta Weinberg and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt, to launch a statewide campaign to enact an earned sick days law in New Jersey. Our coalition was successful in leading grassroots education efforts to raise the state’s minimum wage last year, and is prepared to once again rally the support of over 256 community partners to make sure workers do not have to risk losing pay or their jobs just because they get sick.
Now with the launch of our new website, it is easier than ever before to let our legislators hear from us. Take a moment right now to CLICK HERE and send a message to your legislators asking them to co-sponsor the bill providing sick days to all workers in New Jersey.Read more
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. is proud to honor our veterans and fallen soldiers for their invaluable service on behalf of our country. The selflessness and sacrifice of our armed forces is truly a debt we as a nation can never repay. Everything from our freedoms to safety from foreign threats are only possible because of these brave men and women.Read more
Invited Speakers Include: Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senator Loretta Weinberg, and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt
Monday, June 16, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Lafayette Yard Hotel
1 W. Lafayette Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. was proud to partner over the weekend with the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) which organized a comprehensive citizenship clinic on Saturday, May 17th at the Rutgers School of Law in Newark, providing no-cost services to individuals and families applying for U.S. citizenship. The event provided an opportunity for at least 50 people to receive guidance and assistance with their citizenship applications – a process that can be both daunting and intimidating if approached alone.Read more
Hudson County CLC Grassroots Meet-and-Greet Draws Dozens of Labor/Community Groups Working Towards a Better Future for All
Tonight, local community associations, faith organizations, civil rights groups, thought leaders, and student activists were welcomed to a special meeting of the Hudson County Central Labor Council, an organization representing and advocating on behalf of union members and local working families.Read more
Wondering why New Jersey's economy and working families can't seem to recover from the recession?Read more