Donald Norcross stepping down as South Jersey AFL-CIO leader

After 16 years at the helm, the president of the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO is stepping down.  State Senator Donald Norcross says the decision has nothing to do with his vote for a bill to make state worker unions pay more for health insurance and pensions.
State Senator Donald Norcross said he has some tremendous accomplishments under his belt,”We’ve been very active in the political arena starting back in ’96, encouraging our members to run for public office, so today we have the most amount of union members in public office in our area, in the nation,” said Norcross.  “We’ve done very well in that.” Norcross said now it’s more important to be a union member than at any other time in his life.  He said anytime there are economic difficulties, it’s a challenge to push for good wages and working conditions.Norcross, who is the brother of South Jersey powerbroker George Norcross, said for the past two years he’d been talking to his family about leaving the position, and he finally decided to leave this year on Labor Day.

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