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Port Elizabeth in Newark, New Jersey (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Dockworkers Protest Hiring Freeze At Ports Of Newark, Elizabeth

The Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor said the Longshoreman didn’t live up to a pledge to set aside jobs for veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

03/25/2014

Sen. Robert Menendez (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Menendez: Bipartisan Bill ‘Fixes Our Broken Immigration System’

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.

04/18/2013

Scabby is shown in this file photo. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Is The Giant Inflatable Rat An Endangered Species?

The giant, inflatable rat familiar to New Yorkers at union protests is apparently on the way out, according to a report.

01/28/2013

Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, N.J. (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Tropicana Casino Reaches Contracts With 3 Unions

The New Jersey AFL-CIO announced Saturday that unions representing painters and carpenters had reached an agreement with the Tropicana Casino and Resort.

06/11/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Toll Collectors Could Lose Jobs If New Jersey Turnpike Authority Privatizes

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.

04/21/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Funds Campaign-Style Ad Rebutting Foes

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.

03/23/2011

Union rally in Trenton on March 3, 2011 (Photo/Marla Diamond)

NJ Police, Firefighters Protest Staff Cuts Outside Statehouse

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.

03/03/2011

Union Rally In Trenton on Feb. 25, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ Unions Rally At Statehouse For Wisconsin Public Workers

Wisconsin state workers protesting a move to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey.

02/25/2011

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Tri-State Union Workers To Rally In Solidarity With Wisconsin

A rally at the New Jersey Statehouse this Friday is just one of many being held across the country.

02/24/2011

Assemblyman Alex DeCroce (credit: NJAssemblyRepublicans.com)

Protest Planned Over Unemployment Remark

Bill Holland of the New Jersey Working Families Alliance will lead a rally outsider Assemblyman Alex DeCroce’s office in Whippany Wednesday.

12/22/2010

Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Christie: Unemployment Remark ‘Ill-Advised’

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.

12/17/2010

Money

NJ Voters To Decide Single Ballot Question

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.

10/30/2010

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NFL: AFL-CIO Can’t Be Neutral Mediator

The president of the AFL-CIO is offering to mediate the NFL’s labor negotiations. The league has a very basic problem with that.

WFAN–10/01/2010