Women’s March

lo all:

We had a great time at the 2018 Women’s March in Morristown, NJ demonstrating with 15,000 fellow protesters in support of women’s rights.

A variety of leaders spoke including Saily Avelenda – leader of NJ 11th for Change, Liz Abzug, daughter of feminist icon Bella Abzug, Governor Phil Murphy, NJ Democratic Vice Chair and labor leader Lizette Delgado, and Mikie Sherill, who is running for Congress in the 11th district. The speakers elaborated on the need to fight against the Trump administration and the pervasive spirit of bigotry and hate that it has spurred.

AWA fully supports equal pay for equal work for all people as well as the strict enforcement of EEOC anti-discrimination and sexual harassment prevention measures that make the workplace equal for all.

It was great to march among allies for women’s rights, civil rights, labor leaders, Democratic officials, and Berniecrats, among others.


The Latino Action Network’s legislative conference is going to be held February 3rd, 2018 at the Robert Treat Hotel from 8am to 4pm. A panel on workers’ rights is scheduled to be held during the conference. This will be a great opportunity to network, learn more about the issues facing the Hispanic community, and connect with allies. Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is confirmed to speak along with other progressive leaders in New Jersey. It is free for all to attend. Please register here:


In addition, the anti-Trump group Forward Not Back is holding a forum on economic issues on February 7th in Highland Park, NJ. State Senator Patrick Diegnan, along with Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, Assemblyman Rob Karabinchak, Jon Whiten, Vice President of prominent think tank New Jersey Policy Perspective will be the featured speakers.


Please attend. We seek to have a strong presence in order to promote our organization.

In terms of formal business, we have formally been incorporated in New Jersey. This is a great step forward as we seek to establish ourselves as leaders in the struggle for workers’ rights.

We are growing steadily as we build relationships with organizations and plan our strategy to address inequalities in the workplace, especially for temp workers. We are building a database we plan on featuring prominently on our website. Any suggestions that would help struggling workers would be appreciated.

Take care,


Daniel L. Ulloa
American Workforce Association
22 Carpenter Terrace N.
2 R
Belleville, NJ 07019
(908) 421-1422

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Meeting and Women’s March

Great news! Our organization is growing steadily with new meeting attendees and new people taking leadership positions!

We had a very productive discussion at our meeting this past Sunday, with attendees who hail from many different backgrounds, some of whom joined us via video conference.

Sam Rigotti was introduced to the group. He has an extensive background in professional development and has offered to help us raise funds to further our cause.

Now that New Jersey has a new Governor who is advocating for a progressive agenda, we have an opportunity to help existing organizations pass said agenda, with the highest priority being to institute a $15/hour minimum wage.

We also discussed AWA’s initiative to organize temporary workers who operate in white collar environments and the ways in which we will go about that. Along with compiling a database to provide an array of resources to workers, our methods will include innovative uses of social media. This marks a departure from similar organizations who also advocate for economic justice, though we do plan to seek partnerships with them on common goals.

This past Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we volunteered at a Veterans’ nursing home as part of Governor Murphy’s inauguration.

We plan on participating in the one year anniversary of the Women’s March this Saturday, January 20th in Morristown, NJ at 200 South St. Please let me know if you can join us.

In addition, the Latino Action Network’s legislative conference will be a great opportunity to connect with allies. A panel on workers’ rights is scheduled to be held during the conference. Please register here:


We look forward to seeing you there!

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