We end 2017 eager for the coming fight to advance rights in the workplace in 2018.
While our allies in the Resistance have accomplished a great deal by halting the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, significant losses occurred in the last few weeks with the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality and the passage of the tax reform bill. These actions increase inequality and directly harm the middle class. While these steps backward are quite unfortunate, we have much to be hopeful for in the coming weeks.
New Jersey will have a new Governor on January 16th who has publicly committed to raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and divesting the state from Wall Street by creating a public bank. Our allies in the Fight for 15 movement plan to launch an aggressive campaign soon which we will support.
Regarding our next steps: at our first meeting, we resolved to develop a strategy to help temporary and part-time workers. Toward that end, we are creating a compendium of resources to assist those in need which include experts on existing labor laws and lawyers who can assist in any arising litigation. We are also seeking to organize employees to help each other. Please reach out if you can help. You will make a difference in doing so!
Our next meeting is scheduled for January 14, 2018 from 5-7pm at 7 Silvester Ct. East Brunswick, NJ 08816. It is a private residence where parking is ample. Refreshments will be provided.
We will be discussing our most recent efforts in helping workers, growing our organization, and advocacy.
We would love to see you there! If you can attend please RSVP here:
For those who cannot attend in-person, a video conference link will be provided.
On February 3rd, the Latino Action Network is holding its legislative conference in the Robert Treat Hotel to discuss many of the pressing issues facing the Latino community, which include many that we are in agreement on. Having a good show there, would help promote AWA.
The link to sign up is here:
Our new website is almost finished! Please check it out here!
Our organization is off to a good start, but we need your help. While progress is being made, our enemies are eager to press their luck before it runs out.
Please consider donating $50 to help us cover the costs of public outreach to:
We also need volunteers to help grow our efforts. Please reply to this email if you’re interested in helping. With your help, we are stronger.
We are deeply grateful for your support. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
Happy New Year!
Daniel L. Ulloa
American Workforce Association