The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act was negotiated by four Democrats and four Republicans and was formally filed on the Senate floor around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The giant, inflatable rat familiar to New Yorkers at union protests is apparently on the way out, according to a report.
The New Jersey AFL-CIO announced Saturday that unions representing painters and carpenters had reached an agreement with the Tropicana Casino and Resort.
New Jersey’s transportation commissioner says cumbersome union work rules cost the state as much as $13 million a year in salaries and benefits for extra toll collectors.
Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson said the ads were a response to $3 million in television and radio advertising by the United Federation of Teachers and the AFL-CIO. He said the mayor will pay in the “upper six figures” for a week of ads.
Organizers said up to 10,000 were expected to protest staff cuts and promote public safety. They said budget cuts and layoffs have thinned their ranks to unsafe levels.
Wisconsin state workers protesting a move to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey.
A rally at the New Jersey Statehouse this Friday is just one of many being held across the country.
Bill Holland of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance will lead a rally outsider Assemblyman Alex DeCroce’s office in Whippany Wednesday.
Christie said remarks by Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce “ill-advised.” DeCroce told business leaders this week that a resident collecting $550 a week in unemployment benefits has little incentive to look for work.
If approved, the question, the only one on this year’s ballot, would end the practice of using surpluses in state workers benefits funds to help balance the state budget.
The president of the AFL-CIO is offering to mediate the NFL’s labor negotiations. The league has a very basic problem with that.