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2021 Election Season: Endorsed candidates, voter & volunteer info.

Issues Matter.  Vote Union.

Vote “For a Better Life, for Equity and Civil Rights, for Freedom and for a Voice at Work and in our Democracy”

Election Day is November 2, 2021.

Voting by mail begins 9/18/21 in NJ.

Vote by mail can use county election drop boxes at these locations -

Early voting begins 10/23–31 in all counties at these locations —

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NJ Voter Info Portal

URA-AFT #1766 Endorsed State and Local Candidates — click here

Update: In addition to the full list of endorsements already announced, URA-AFT, by vote of its Executive Board on October, 4, 2021, endorsed Dennis Klein as a candidate for the Teaneck Board of Education and Alexis Jackson as legislative candidate for State Assembly, Legislative District 9.

Get involved in Election 2021 by participating in contactless Labor Walks and Virtual Phone Banks from home. 
A $50 stipend for each Labor Walk and $25 stipend for each Phone Bank is available.  Complete the Stipend Request Form — click here and email to

Saturday Contactless Labor Walks are  9 am — Noon  and continue every Saturday through Election Day.

Here is the Labor Walk meeting site closest to New Brunswick, but you can go to any Labor Walk near your home.  Go to for the listing of all Labor Walks and Virtual Phone Banks.

Middlesex/Somerset CLC
IBEW 456
1295 Livingston Ave., North Brunswick
Wayne Martiak (908) 415‑8594 

Central Labor Council (CLC) phone banks are scheduled between 6 pm and 8 pm Monday through Thursday through Election Day on the dates listed on  Contact the CLC Presidents to volunteer.

Monday nights are the Middlesex/Somerset CLC Phone Bank day.  Contact Wayne Martiak at 908–415-8594 to sign up for Mondays.

9/28/21 at 5 pm — Pre-Debate Labor Rally for Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday,9/28/21 at 5 pm at NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark


Write the New Jersey Legislative Budget Committee now!

The extraordinary FY21 budget process is moving very fast.  Instead of holding hearings, the Senate and Assembly budget committees are taking only written testimony.

Please speak up NOW to prevent and roll back layoffs and undo the “fiscal emergency” that is holding our raises hostage.  Below is a sample letter you can edit and send to the budget committees with the stroke of a keyboard.

Add your title, sign with your name and town– add any specific details you wish.

Then e‑mail to:  

The job you save could literally be your own.

Sample letter on NJ Budget.

COPE 2018 Labor Walks Schedule

URA-AFT #1766 is participating in the annual NJ State AFLCIO Labor Walks again this year.  Members who participate will receive a stipend for each Labor Walk they participate in.  Each member is encouraged to bring a relative/friend over 18 yrs old with them to participate and they will also receive a stipend.  See the below schedule or download it here.


Labor Walk 2018 Schedule for URA-AFT Local #1766 (REVISED 10/9/18)

Saturdays:  10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and all day 11/6 Election Day

9:00 am to noon,  and Election Day/GOTV – am and pm shifts

SUPER PRIORITY and Priority LABOR WALKS – URA member stipend — $50/walk & non-member stipend — $25/walk

NON-PRIORITY LABOR WALKS – URA member stipend — $25/walk & non-member stipend — $25/walk

Saturday:  10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, all day 11/6.     We are focusing on CD #2, CD #3, CD #7, CD #11

We have a good chance to flip 3 of these districts and we need all the feet on the ground to help this happen on Nov. 6, 2018.

Priority — CD #2 – Walk for Jeff VanDrew

Atlantic/Cape May CLC – 1 Philadelphia Ave, Egg Harbor City (IBT 331)

Southern CLC – Cumberland Cty – 226 High Street, Millville

Southern CLC – Gloucester Cty – 27 S. Broad St, Woodbury

Southern CLC – Salem Cty – 12 Marlton Rd, Woodstown

èSUPER PRIORITY — CD #3 – Walk for Andy Kim

Burlington CLC, 26 High St, Mount Holly (CWA 1036)

Monmouth/Ocean CLC – 3301 Highway 138 East, Wall  (IBEW 400)

èSUPER PRIORITY — CD #7 – Walk for Tom Malinowski

Middlesex/Somerset CLC – 1295 Livingston Ave, North Brunswick (IBEW 456)

Union CLC – 106 South Avenue West, Cranford (SWMIA 22)

PRIORITY — CD #11 – Walk for Mikie Sherrill

Passaic CLC – 1389 Broad Street, Clifton (UFCW 1262)

Northwest CLC — 50 Parsippany Rd, Parsippany (IBEW 102)

Essex/West Hudson CLC – 1576 Springfield Ave, Maplewood (RWDSU 108)

Non-priority districts:  $25 stipend for members and non-members per Sat:  10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, all day 11/6

Bergen CLC, IBEW 164, 205 Robin Road, Paramus

Hudson CLC, MEBA D‑1, 37 Edward Hart Drive, Jersey City

Mercer CLC, IBEW 269, 670 Whitehead Road, Trenton

Southern CLC – Camden Cty — Garden State Pavilion, 2240–15 Rt 70 W, Cherry Hill

Please bring your driver’s license and check in at the location you select for the walk.

Ask for the “turf”, houses assigned, for the candidate you are walking for in the priority districts.

Members can bring up to 3 non-members over the age of 18 to participate and receive stipends.

PLEASE FORWARD EMAILS FROM AFL-CIO to COPE Chair Kay Schechter at along with your name and address so you will be compensated at the end of October and then after Election Day.

Remember…the last day to register to vote in New Jersey is Tuesday, October 16th. Check to see if you are registered by going to