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Council President Lavarro has an unparalleled legislative record that demonstrates his commitment to Jersey City’s working families.  Councilman Lavarro co-sponsored Jersey City’s living wage ordinance, which boosted the minimum pay for low-wage workers in city-owned and some city–leased buildings and in certain developments.  The Council President is a vocal proponent of the Fight For 15 campaign to boost minimum wage in New Jersey.  He sponsored legislation establishing and expanding earned sick days, which provides paid sick time for most people working in Jersey City.  The Council President also enacted wage theft protection, protecting workers of Jersey City businesses against unscrupulous employees. Additionally, the Council President’s accomplishments include legislation enabling farmers markets, banning smoking in City parks, and establishing the first Immigrant Affairs Commission in the state of New Jersey. (more)

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1 week ago

Council President Rolando Lavarro

Yesterday morning at Ferris HS, I was privileged to join the men who organized and played Jersey City’s Thanksgiving Football Classic. Orlando Cortez and his board have been organizing this 40 year tradition that brings together generations of players, builds bonds between the Old School and New School on the gridiron over a friendly game of football. While the game is full of crushing tackles, it is largely a time for Jersey City friends and family to have a good time with plenty of mentorship and sportsmanship to spare.

This year’s Classic was played in honor of Army Major Augustin “Augie” Gonzalez. Major Gonzalez literally is our local hero, a dedicated veteran who was lost in a tragic auto accident. This year an award in Major Gonzalez’s name was awarded to Fernando Zayas for his excellent academic and athletic achievement. Congratulations to Fernando and our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with the Gonzalez family this holiday season.

Congrats to the Thanksgiving Classic on another successful game. Keep up the tradition.
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Second labor pronouncement of the day to Workers at Christ Hospital CarePoint Health

Vote UNION YES on Thursday!

www.1199j.org/

#WhenWeFightWeWin #UnionStrong 💪💪
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2 weeks ago

Council President Rolando Lavarro

Wanted to share a few labor pronouncements. First, I’m standing with my brothers and sisters in AFT Local 1839. While I can’t be at your Day of Action, I’m with you in spirit in your fight for a fair contract. #WhenWeFightWeWin #FairContract #UnionStrong 💪💪 ... See MoreSee Less

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