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New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program

25 Jul, 2023

In three weeks, union members and New Jersey's top political experts will meet at the 27th Annual Labor Candidate School.

If you know of any union members who plan on running for any political office this fall, please encourage them to apply with the Labor Candidates Survey at as soon as possible!

There are two upcoming candidate petition filing deadlines for the November General Election: Board of Education and Fire Commission on July 31st and Non-Partisan municipal elections on September 5th.

The 2023 Labor Candidates School will be held on Saturday, August 12 & Sunday, August 13, 2023. 

Pursuant to the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Resolution, union members seeking election to public office must secure the support of their local union’s presiding officer who shall then notify the Central Labor Council and the New Jersey State AFL-CIO. All non-incumbent labor candidates are required to graduate from the Labor Candidates School and be reviewed by the Central Labor Council before resources can be earmarked for their election campaign. Each union member seeking election or re-election to public office must complete the linked “Labor Candidates Survey.” 



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