NJ Transit engineers approve strike — but they’ll still have to wait to take action

BY: - August 31, 2023

NJ Transit and a locomotive engineers union have not been able to negotiate a new contract for more than three years.

Campus food pantries are seeing greater demand — and more state dollars

BY: - August 30, 2023

The number of food pantries on U.S. college campuses has ballooned from 80 to around 800 in the past decade.

Federal call center workers join March on Washington call attention to workplace inequities

BY: - August 26, 2023

Saturday's march will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and 75,000 people are expected to attend.

Bill recognizing Central Jersey as tourism region gets governor’s signature

BY: - August 24, 2023

The bill requires the state's tourism maps recognize a region many at the state's northern and southern ends consider imaginary.

Pregnant workers have new protections. Here’s what to expect from your boss.

BY: - August 24, 2023

For roughly a decade, advocates, legislators and workers pushed to pass legislation offering better workplace protections for pregnant workers.

N.J. lottery players can soon buy Mega Millions, Pick 6 through state website

BY: - August 17, 2023

The change has angered retailers and some lawmakers, who argue it will harm local businesses and violates state law.

New Jersey launches $100 million fund to fix boardwalks

BY: - August 15, 2023

Federal dollars will pay for boardwalk repairs, maintenance, and weatherization as lawmakers seek to bolster the recovering tourism industry.

Consumers seeing relief in some food prices as inflation continues to slow

BY: - August 10, 2023

The Department of Labor’s report on Thursday showed the consumer price index rose 0.2% in July, in line with expectations.

VP Kamala Harris unveils new wage rule for federal projects

BY: - August 8, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris said the new rule would be the first update in more than 40 years to the law that requires paying prevailing wages on public works projects.

Teamsters-UPS reach ‘game-changing’ labor deal to avert strike

BY: - July 25, 2023

A work stoppage could have cost the U.S. economy billions by upending distribution to businesses, hospitals and homes.

Cannabis company cites ‘ample supply’ of weed in N.J., but critics wonder where it is

BY: - July 24, 2023

Marijuana advocates argue that the claims of sufficient cannabis supply are not in line with stubbornly high prices in New Jersey.

New Jersey would buy unwanted farms under new bill aimed at land preservation

BY: - July 21, 2023

New Jersey lost 70,900 acres of farmland from 2000 to 2016, but lawmakers have acted in recent years to preserve it.