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Coughlin Bill to Enhance Workplace Democracy Clears Assembly Panel

Legislation sponsored by Speaker Craig Coughlin designed to ensure labor unions are able to carry out their duties by having access to and being able to communicate with the employees they represent was cleared out of the Assembly Labor Committee on Monday.

“It is vital that communication between union members and their employee organizations is open and strong,” said Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “This bill will encourage workers to form bonds among one another as well as with their employers, thus creating a more trusting and productive work environment.”

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MONDAY - Equal Pay for Women Tops Monday Assembly Labor Committee

Also on Tap: Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act and Reconstituting Joint Committee on Economic Justice and Equal Employment Opportunity

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Speaker Coughlin: Portal Bridge Problems Reminder of Need for National Investment

Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) released the following statement after the 111-year-old Portal bridge once again became stuck early Friday, causing major commuter rail delays to and from New York's Penn Station:

"It's been difficult to understand the lack of support from the White House for a new commuter rail tunnel connecting New Jersey and New York and improvements to the Northeast Corridor, but for those who still needed evidence of the need for this investment, just look at Friday morning.
"Friday morning's delays were caused by a bridge built when Teddy Roosevelt was president. It was built before the Model T hit the road. It was built when we only had 46 states..."

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Assembly Democratic Leadership Statement on Governor's Budget Message

Joint statement from Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex), Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington), Assembly Majority Conference Leader Shavonda Sumter (D-Passaic/Bergen) and Assembly Budget Chairwoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex):

"We listened to the governor's budget with great interest and promise a thorough and thoughtful review of his proposals. As always, the priority of our caucus is to protect the interests of New Jersey's families."

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