Assembly Labor

The Labor Committee is the panel that oversees legislation regarding unemployment, workers’ compensation and disability benefits, workplace safety, employee training programs, family leave, and the minimum wage.
Democratic Research Aide:  Nicole A. Brown   
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THURSDAY - Assembly to Consider Affordable Housing for Veterans, Workforce Development, Amber & Silver Alert, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Permanent Needle Exchange Program Legislation

The Assembly will meet Thursday to cosnider affordable housing for veterans, workforce development, Amber & Silver Alert, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and permanent needle exchange program legislation…

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Prieto, Muoio, Oliver, Schaer, Holley, Mukherji & Quijano Bill to Increase Assistance to Low-Income Families to Help Ease Poverty Advanced by Senate Budget Panel

Bill Boosts Work First New Jersey Benefits
(TRENTON) - Legislation Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Elizabeth Muoio, Sheila Oliver, Gary Schaer, Jamel Holley, Raj Mukherji and Annette Quijano sponsored to increase the maximum cash assistance benefit for families participating in the Work First New Jersey program was advanced Thursday by the Senate budget panel.

The bill (A-30) is part of efforts by Assembly Democrats to lift people out of poverty and rebuild New Jersey's middle-class. It was approved by the Assembly in March and is part of the Democratic state budget proposal.

The Work First New Jersey program provides cash and other assistance to low-income families with dependent children in order to alleviate the negative effects of poverty.

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Speaker Prieto on Minimum Wage Passage: Gov. Christie Must Sign this Bill

'Democrats have now - once again - stood up strong for the hard-working men and women who deserve a living wage. Gov. Christie now - finally - needs to do the same.'

(TRENTON) - Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen) released the following statement Thursday after the Senate gave final legislative approval to legislation (A-15) he sponsored to phase New Jersey's minimum wage up to $15 per hour:

"This is a great day for New Jersey's working class families struggling to make ends meet. This is an integral part of our efforts to rebuild the middle class and lift working families out of poverty, and I'm thrilled to see it get to the governor's desk. As we know, the economy works best when it has a healthy middle-class."

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