Norcross, an electrician by trade and a longtime proponent of blue-collar jobs (and the training to get them), said that "I worked with my hands and I am proud of it."
Veteran journalist Bob Woodward is saying “people better wake up” to what is going on inside the White House. Stephanie Ruhle is joined by New York Times Opinion columnist Bret Stephens and New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross to discuss.
What needs to happen for you to make a good living? For unions to survive? This Jersey Dem has a few ideas.
"To make our economy work for all of us, not just the rich and powerful, working people must be able to stand and fight for higher wages, better health care and a more secure retirement," said Norcross, a former electrician who became assistant business manager for an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers local, the only former union business agent in the House.
“Everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home,” said Congressman Donald Norcross. “These grants will help us ensure that our neighbors and families are living in healthy environments that are free from dangerous substances. Plus, thanks to this federal funding, we will be combatting homelessness and those who need the most help in Gloucester County will be provided with access to stable housing.”
Democrats, joined by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka, will release a report today on the “Future of Work Wages and Labor” assembled by Reps. Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.). The report proposes raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing workers paid leave, banning stock buybacks, ramping up antitrust enforcement, indexing the overtime salary threshold to inflation, expanding sector-wide collective bargaining, and various other reforms to counter the blow to workers and unions dealt by the Supreme Court’s June decision in Janus v. AFSCME.