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 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!
Daniel L. Ulloa
American Workforce Association
22 Carpenter Terrace N.
Belleville, NJ 07019