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Reminder for Hudson CLC Labor/Community Grassroots Meet-and-Greet

As a reminder, the Hudson Central Labor Council will host a labor/community grassroots meet-and-greet next week. All local community members, labor organizations, civic groups, students, neighborhood associations, and faith leaders are welcome to participate. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss the priorities and objectives of our community and understand how our organizations can work together to accomplish our shared goals.

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Support the Letter Carriers’ 22nd Annual Food Drive to Combat Hunger in our Communities

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will once again conduct its national food drive with the support of more than 1,200 postal branches, thousands of volunteers, various labor and community organizations, and millions of postal customers like you. If you haven’t donated before, getting involved is easy:

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MAY 8th EARNED SICK LEAVE KICK-OFF POSTPONED

Please note that our scheduled May 8, 2014, Earned Sick Leave campaign kick-off has been postponed. Several of our coalition members and legislative advocates have been invited to the White House for a special event focused on New Jersey’s working families. We want to make sure that they can be with us as we undertake the very important issue of ensuring every worker has the ability to take a day off when they are sick without losing pay. Also, we are certain that our partners will be able to learn even more valuable information that they will bring back with them to further aid our efforts across the state.

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Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. Honored by AFTNJ with “Friend of Labor” Award

AFT_NJ_Convention_1.jpgThis past Saturday, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. (WFUNJ) was honored with the “Friend of Labor” award at the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ) 2014 biennial convention at the Rutgers Labor Education Center in New Brunswick. The award recognized the WFUNJ coalition for its efforts to educate and mobilize a statewide grassroots movement in support of raising New Jersey’s minimum wage. The WFUNJ “Raise the Wage” campaign spanned approximately eight months, it united the efforts of over 256 labor and community organizations, and represented one of the most sweeping and effective community education programs in state history.

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Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. Launches “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities”

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Empowering Dozens of Legal Residents to Become Voting U.S. Citizens and Providing Comprehensive Naturalization Services at No Cost

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Join This Saturday: “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities” Campaign Kickoff and 1st Citizenship Clinic

One_Pathway_Logo_0.jpgIf you or someone you know is interested in applying for U.S. citizenship or qualifies for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), join us this Saturday for our first citizenship clinic on April 26, 2014, in Newark. To RSVP or for more information, please contact WFUNJ Executive Director Edward Correa at 609-203-3989 or via e-mail at ecorrea@wfunj.org.

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REMINDER: Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. To Kickoff Statewide Earned Sick Leave Campaign

Invited Speakers Include: Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Senator Loretta Weinberg, and Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt

Thursday, May 8, 2014
10:00 a.m.

Lafayette Yard Hotel
1 W. Lafayette Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

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The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale, Take Action to Save Middle Class Jobs

There are two things you can do right now to preserve good jobs and protect the safety and security of the U.S. Postal Service: First, you can sign onto this petition opposing the outsourcing of good postal service jobs to Staples. You can also join at the following place and time for a rally to tell Staples that the “U.S. Mail is Not for Sale”

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WFUNJ Coalition Packs Newark Symphony Hall for 1st Fundraiser and Awards Event

More than 100 representatives of Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. – a 256-member grassroots organization – came together with state and national community, labor, and political leaders tonight at Newark Symphony Hall to renew the call for lifting up New Jersey’s working families through community partnerships and collective activism.

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New Americans Welcome: “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities” Campaign Kickoff and 1st Citizenship Clinic

New Americans Welcome

“One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities”
Campaign Kickoff and 1st Citizenship Clinic

Providing Comprehensive No-Cost Assistance to
U.S. Citizenship & DACA Applicants

In New Jersey, there are about 390,000 legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship. By helping these New Americans achieve U.S. citizenship and exercise their voice through the democratic process, our communities will become that much stronger. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for U.S. citizenship or qualifies for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), join us for our first citizenship clinic next Saturday, April 26, 2014, in Newark.

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