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Tag Archives: Labor Unions

Measuring up

Grand opening of the Saker ShopRite in Belmar, May 2021.

The Food and Commercial Workers Local Union 1202 maintained its hold on top spot in the NJBIZ list of New Jersey largest labor unions in 2020.

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Green bargaining

Hand Holding Big Cannabis Bud. Medical Marijuana

The right to unionize is baked into the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act as it is in the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act. The law requires each cannabis business licensee to sign a labor peace agreement with a bona fide labor organization, with parties entering into an agreement that the employer will not oppose unionization and the union - if and when it organizes the workforce, agrees to not strike or otherwise stop work.

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A new condition

Syringe

As requirements for the COVID-19 vaccine and now the booster shots become more the widespread in New Jersey and across the nation, unions and their leaders are faced with a dilemma: Should they simply comply with a mandate designed to protect members’ health, or protect members’ rights to negotiate a new condition of employment?

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A seat at the table

In the battle against the COVID-19 resurgence, quality care and safe working conditions in every health care facility should be a priority. By Debbie White, registered nurse and president of Health Professionals and Allied Employees.

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Workplace evolution

Mature and adult men in helmet and protective masks talking with each other while working on construction site during pandemic

Union members and leaders have adapted to the new normal, with some help from the state and while expressing general satisfaction with its direction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. That perspective was only strengthened when Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order creating a state-level enforcement mechanism, meant to make sure businesses are following a strict set of rules to protect workers and customers from the virus.

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Rebuilding project

Greg Lalevee, business manager for the IOUE Local 825, talks about the Gateway Project and what Amtrak’s most famous rider might mean for its prospects.

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