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Starbucks Workers United has asked Schultz to sign onto the group’s “Fair Election Principles” asking for non-interference during the union campaign. Labor Caucus co-chair Rep. Donald Norcross (D-New Jersey) echoed that appeal in the press call on Wednesday. “Howard, do the right thing here,” Norcross said.
Last week, those efforts got a $500,000 boost, as U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, a Camden resident, announced the funds would be part of a $4.3 million federal infusion for community projects in the region that also includes money for Rowan University, Cooper University Healthcare, Garden State Equality, Volunteers of America, Camden County Police and others.
"We're not going to have World War III because of this," Norcross said. "We are supplying an unprecedented [number] of arms to train people day by day."
Rep. Donald Norcross, a New Jersey Democrat and longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, said it is “fundamentally wrong” that Starbucks is allowed to legally discourage organizing under federal labor law.
“That 80% of Americans say we should stop buying Russian oil in the name of defending democracy proves the depth of our support for the Ukrainian people,” U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-Camden, said in a statement last week calling on both the state and federal governments to suspend gas taxes.
During the March 14 event, Grant received several gifts, including a United States flag from the U.S. Capitol Building, proclamations and accolades from Norcross and other elected leaders at the town hall meeting, including State Assemblyman Bill Moen, Camden County Commissioner Louis Cappelli and Bellmawr Mayor Chuck Sauter.
“We see the deaths. We see the heartbroken parents who have lost a child, and it just reconfirms that what we’re doing [with these kits] is the right thing,” Norcross said.
FIRST IN SHIFT: Members of the House’s Labor Caucus are scheduled to meet Wednesday with representatives of the Starbucks unionization effort. Among the expected attendees is Jaz Brisack, the Rhodes scholar and Western New York barista who has become a prominent voice of the organizing push.
"We need to help working families with high gas prices now, just like they did through the pandemic," said Norcoss.
"That's why I support a gas tax holiday to save New Jerseyans 60+ cents per gallon, and continuing to support highway and transportation trusts through federal aid,"