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Local194

 

One-Stop for New Jersey's Working Families for resources and news updates while our state and nation are under a state of emergency.

Veterans and working people are facing the same issues—a lack of good jobs, access to quality health care, and the need for racial and economic justice.

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Brothers and Sisters, 

It is very difficult to deal with the loss of a co-worker, particularly someone as sweet and gentle as Jonathan. I was blessed with the opportunity to work with him and, like many of his co-workers, will never forget the impact he made in my life. Please keep the Proctor family in your thoughts as they deal with this tragic loss. 

Don't forget to make a VOTING PLAN. Be a UNION VOTER and support the candidates that share our values. Union members can find UNION VOTER RESOURCES at njunionstrong.org 

Attention ALL FULL TIME Lcoal 194 Employees with NJTA Health Benefits:

The NJTA OPEN ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS 2023 has been sent to your NJTA email account. The email includes what you need to do for OPEN ENROLLMENT. Please submit all completed forms by NOVEMBER 11. 2022. 

Please call HR at 732-750-5300 Ext. 8300 or email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

Brothers and Sisters, 

Local 194 has been trying to keep our members safe through the pandemic by holding virtual meetings over the last 2 and 1/2 years. However, improved safety measures and COVID-19 vaccinations will enable us to meet in person once again. We look forward to getting back to in-person meetings. 

The South and South Central Chapter meetings will take place at 5pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 in the lunchroom at Southern Division. 

The Central and Office Chapter meetings will take place at 5pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in the lunchroom at NJTA HQ.

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More and more of America’s workers want to join a union. This shouldn’t come as a surprise. When working people come together in a union, we can negotiate for higher wages, better benefits and working conditions, and we also have a real say in critical workplace issues like time off to care for a loved one, the deployment of technology and protection from all kinds of discrimination.

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LOCAL 194 LEGEND FRANK FORST

Frank was a vice president of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO for 35 years.

As a labor organizer for the American Federation of Technical Engineers which later became known as the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE), Frank was instrumental in organizing workers on New Jersey’s toll roads, including the Turnpike and Parkway. He was a leading voice of support for laws giving public employees the right to bargain, and was responsible for Local 194 being the first in the nation to see Martin Luther King Day become a contractually recognized holiday.

Frank was an organizer for the American Federation of Technical Engineers, which later became the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers. He was instrumental in organizing workers on all three of New Jersey's toll roads, as well as New Jersey state highway workers. He spent most of his career representing New Jersey Turnpike workers. Most recently, he served as assistant to the president of Local 194 and as secretary-treasurer and business manager of Local 194A, representing workers at the Burlington Bristol Bridge Commission. He was a vice president of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO for 35 years.

Among his numerous labor accomplishments, he helped separate the Public Employees Retirement System from Social Security, making it possible for workers to receive both. He also pushed to allow unions to collect dues and political action funds through a voluntary dues check-off, and helped public workers receive premium pay for overtime work.

He was one of the first commissioners on the Public Employee Relations Commission. He was a former Democratic State Committee and Middlesex County Committee member. He is a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He was a former member of the A. Philip Randolph Institute and the NAACP.