In February 2014, Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. was asked by legislative leadership to shepherd another social economic justice campaign for working families on earned sick days. The campaign will seek to educate the public and elected officials about the importance of establishing an earned sick time policy for workers. Such a policy is critical in protecting public health and allowing workers the ability to stay home from work when ill, without the fear of losing much needed income or worse – their jobs.
The Star-Ledger published an editorial expressing the paper's support of an earned sick leave law for New Jersey. CLICK HERE to read the article on nj.com.
In New Jersey, there are currently 390,000 legal permanent residents, who are eligible to become U.S. citizens. The “One Pathway, Many Voices, Stronger Communities” initiative will provide comprehensive guidance services to help thousands of New Jersey immigrants achieve U.S. citizenship and encourage their participation in the civic process by registering them to vote and educating them about their voting and labor rights.
As part of the coalition’s ongoing efforts to unite labor and community partners, we will hold a series of labor/community grassroots meet-and-greets. All local community leaders are welcome to participate. These event will provide an opportunity to discuss our priorities and objectives and understand how our organizations can work together, through the Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. coalition, to accomplish our shared goals. A list of confirmed meetings are below:
|MIDDLESEX/SOMERSET CLC||ESSEX-WEST HUDSON CLC||HUDSON CLC|
|Wednesday, April 9, 2014||Thursday, April 17, 2014||Tuesday, May 6, 2014|
|7:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.||6:00 p.m.|
|IBEW Local 456
1295 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
|Newark Symphony Hall
1020 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
|MEBA District 1
37 Edward Hart Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305