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August 31, 2018 In The News, Media

Top Democrats convene to show support for unions ahead of Labor Day

“What better way to celebrate the American worker than to remove their 2.5 percent raise for the year. That’s what Donald Trump announced yesterday,” Rep. Donald Norcross said. “The raise for federal workers, he’s putting a halt on. Why? Because we can’t afford it. So let me get this — you give a trillion away to the top 1 percent people, and you cut the pay of the public workers that need that 2 percent raise.”

August 31, 2018 In The News, Media

South Jersey memorial to Labor Day founder added to state register of historic places

"While many people know Peter J. McGuire is the ‘Father of Labor Day,’ they don’t often know he lived in Camden and was buried in Pennsauken," said Norcross, a union electrician by trade.

Norcross said McGuire fought for working families and understood the American workforce is "our greatest asset," adding that designating his memorial as a historic landmark is the least that can be done to honor and remember him.

"I am humbled that as just a kid from Pennsauken, I’m in a position to properly memorialize my hometown hero," said Norcross.

August 30, 2018 In The News, Media

Our looming labor crisis: retirement security

Labor Day is a time to celebrate America’s workers, and, this year, while we do that, we should also look at the realities facing our country’s hardworking men and women.

While corporate bosses have been getting big raises and bigger bonuses for decades, wages for workers have been stagnant. This coincides with the loss of a voice in the workplace as union membership has declined. For some in the top 1 percent, these may seem like small concerns, but I know firsthand that they are huge problems for rank-and-file workers. I was an electrician for decades and eventually became a business agent for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 351, as well as president of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO.

August 24, 2018 In The News, Media

Congressman Norcross announces over $1.4 million for medical research and training at South Jersey universities

U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced Rowan University and Rutgers University–Camden will receive a total of $1,401,341 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for medical research and job training programs.

“South Jersey is fast becoming a hub for world-class medical institutions that want to hire the best, and these federal grants will help our ‘Eds and Meds’ corridor continue to thrive,” said Congressman Norcross. “Our top-notch South Jersey universities are shaping the next generation of students, and with these grants, our area is poised to make its mark on future medical discoveries.”

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