Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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America's Workers

Our national workforce keeps our country running and provides invaluable services we often take for granted. Nobody should have to work multiple jobs or extraordinary hours to provide for their family, save for retirement or feel financially secure. As an electrician by trade, I know the best social program in the world is a job and I believe every worker must have an opportunity to succeed, which starts with fair pay. Women have made great strides in history, but it’s time they receive equal pay for equal work and the opportunity to maintain a work and family balance. We need to ensure working families have fair wages, safe working conditions, and a voice in the workplace. ​

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Apr 9 2021
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"The funding from the American Rescue Plan will allow child care providers to pay their employees more, assist parents with costs, purchase PPE and provide a safer environment for children and caretakers.”
Apr 7 2021
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"Expanding access to apprenticeship opportunities will connect workers with stable, good-paying jobs as we continue to fight the pandemic and an economic crisis.”
Mar 9 2021
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"Today, my fellow co-chairs and I took a major leap forward in restoring fairness to an economy that’s rigged against workers and building back better."
Mar 9 2021
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“I know how important it is to give workers a voice and protect them from unfair labor practices because I lived it."
Feb 17 2021
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“This major investment in the Walter Rand Transportation Center will create good-paying construction jobs and ensure that South Jersey residents and essential workers will have access to a safe, reliable and modern transit hub to keep our economy moving."
Feb 9 2021
In The News

By Rep. Donald Norcross

Americans are struggling, and the coronavirus has shed a new light on an issue we have known exists for far too long: workers are underpaid. Many of our essential workers who put their lives on the line each day are earning a wage they cannot live on. The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised in 12 years, the longest stretch in U.S. history! It’s unacceptable, which is why we must act now to raise the wage.

Feb 4 2021
News Release
“I fought for New Jerseyans at the negotiating table for decades. Workers win when they can band together and collectively bargain for safer workplaces, higher wages and better benefits. Today, my colleagues and I took a major leap forward in restoring fairness to an economy that’s rigged against workers and building back better."
Jan 28 2021
News Release
"As public officials, it is our duty to protect our children, fight for their futures and deliver high-quality education regardless of their zip code – and this bill does just that.”
Jan 26 2021
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“I've worked for minimum wage, and I was once a young, single dad, raising my son and having to balance work, family life and a checkbook. Back then it was hard. Today, in the midst of a pandemic and economic crisis, it's impossible."
Jan 25 2021
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“A registered apprenticeship program shaped my life – laying the foundation for me to go from the construction site to Congress."