July 11: Annual Mike “Doc” Doklia Memorial Beefsteak

We are pleased to announce the seventh annual Mike “Doc” Doklia Memorial Beefsteak Scholarship Dinner. Mike was a former Director of the United Labor Agency of Bergen County, a former Vice-President of this Labor Council, and a former Trustee for this Scholarship Fund. We are honored to name this dinner after Mike. The Beefsteak Dinner will be held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the IBEW Local 164 Hall, 65 W. Century Road, Paramus, NJ, from 6 – 9 PM.

Click here to download an order form to purchase tickets.

The Abe Solomon Scholarship Fund, sponsored by the Bergen County Central Trades & Labor Council, AFL-CIO, has for the last forty years, awarded one hundred eighty-eight scholarships to union members and their families. We do this to ease the burden on union families trying to cope with the ever-increasing cost of a college or post-high school educational program. Our scholarships are given in honor of two men who were part of the labor movement in Bergen County. Abe Solomon was a past President and a leader in the early years of this Labor Council. Ed Purtill was a past Director of the United Labor Agency of Bergen County, and was passionate about community service. We are proud to honor these two giants of our labor history.

The cost of the Dinner will be $50.00 per person, or $500.00 per table often. Please make all checks payable to the Abe Solomon Scholarship Fund. Please RSVP by June 29, 2018. All proceeds will go to the Scholarship Fund for future awards.

Click here to download an order form to purchase tickets.

Thank you in advance for your continued support, not only from the Scholarship Trustees, but also from the recipients of these scholarships.

Apply now for the 2018 Abe Solomon and Ed Purtill Scholarships

The Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council, AFL-CIO is pleased to offer eight scholarships for the year 2018. Each scholarship will be for $1,000. Only members of local unions affiliated with the Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council, and their dependents, are eligible and may apply.

We are giving four scholarships in the memory of Abe Solomon, the first elected president of the Bergen Country Central Trades and Labor Council, and four scholarships in the memory of Ed Purtill, the first Executive Director of the United Labor Agency of Bergen County, AFL-CIO Community Services.

Click here to download the Abe Solomon Scholarship Application.

Click here to download the Ed Purtill Community Service Scholarship Application.

Please read all the eligibility requirements. Feel free to put this information on your website, and make as many copies that are needed for your membership.

The Selection Committee requests that all applications are returned by April 14, 2018.

Since the beginning of the scholarship fund 39 years ago, 172 scholarships have been awarded. On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the officers of the Bergen Labor Central Trades & Labor Council, thank you for your support and cooperation.

Bergen CLC Delegate Holiday Party – December 11

The December 2017 Delegates Meeting of the Bergen County Central Trades and  Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will be a holiday party, and will be held on Monday, December 11, at 6:30 PM, at the Stony Hill Inn, 231 Polify Rd., Hackensack, NJ.

The newly elected officers of the Bergen CLC will be sworn in at this event.

Please bring a new unwrapped toy, which will be donated to Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc.

Please RSVP by December 4, 2017, by calling Janet at 201-967-5953.

Cocktail Reception to Benefit Committee on Political Education (COPE)

On behalf of the Bergen County Central Trades and Labor Council, AFL- CIO and in partnership with the Bergen County Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, I would like to cordially invite you to attend a Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Stony Hill Inn located at 231 Polify Rd, Hackensack. The proceeds of this event will benefit our Committee on Political Education (COPE) and support our Labor 2017 Member Mobilization Campaign.

Click here for a flyer and order form.

As you know, there is much at stake for working people in this year in the upcoming Gubernatorial and State Legislative election. Electing labor friendly candidates at all levels of government is crucial to achieving a working families agenda for our members.

We hope to build upon our past success and continue to expand our program. These goals can only be achieved by a well financed and resourced Central Labor Council with the solidarity of the entire labor movement.

Click here for a flyer and order form. For more information, please contact Janet Giuliano at (201) 967-5953.

We hope your union will be able to attend the Cocktail Reception and contribute to our COPE Program. We look forward to your support and towards another successful election year for working families.

Solidarity Alert – Strike at AT&T: Join a Picket Line

40,000 workers at AT&T just announced that they will walk off the job Friday at 3pm ET/Noon PT if they haven’t won a fair union contract by then. Vist https://cwa-union.org/att for updates.

This will be the biggest strike in the United States since 40,000 Verizon workers walked out last year, and may be the biggest strike of retail workers at a national company in U.S. history.

Can you join striking workers at a picket line at a nearby retail store Friday, Saturday or Sunday? Picket lines will be up from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 19; and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21. The Bergen County picket locations are:

370 Route 17, Powers Drive
Paramus, NJ

65 E State Route 4
Paramus, NJ

Vist https://cwa-union.org/att for updates.

Feb 12 – Bergen County Unity Rally in Hackensack

At our last meeting, our delegates voted to endorse the Unity March and Rally “Coming Together to Defend our Values“.

On Sunday, February 12th, join the Bergen County Concerned Citizens, for the Unity March and Rally “Coming Together to Defend our Values,” at the Bergen County Courthouse in Hackensack.

Come together to celebrate and reaffirm our American values of freedom, diversity, and inclusivity, and to push back against hateful, divisive rhetoric. With one voice, we will send a clear message to those around the country who seek to drive us apart: We will not be divided, and we will not be silenced.

Meet at 2:00 PM at the municipal parking lot near Foschini Park before marching to the Courthouse where we will hold our rally.

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.