New Jersey Senate Bill 2776 A Threat To Jobs at ILA Local 1478-2

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (December 6, 2019) John Cuozzo, President of ILA Local 1478-2 in Newark, New Jersey, is calling on all his fellow Sister and Brother ILA members from the Garden State to contact all State legislators to defeat New Jersey Senate Bill 2776. The bill would ban all plastic and paper bags at almost all retail establishments. ILA Members of Local 1478-2, working at an Elizabeth, New Jersey plant that manufactures paper bags, would be gravely affected by passage of this bill.

“We need all ILA members and their families to contact New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy; New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to urge them not to support Senate Bill 2776,” said ILA Local 1478-2 President John Cuozzo.

The New Jersey Senate Budge and Appropriations Committee advanced S. 2776 with a ban on both plastic and paper retail, at most retail establishments beginning one year from enactment of the bill. This bill is on a fast track for passage before the end of the New Jersey legislative Session on Jan. 14, 2020 and passage in the Senate within the next 10 days.

“There is a comprise that can be found if the bill authors would just listen,” said President Cuozzo. “Instead they have decided to go even further. We must stop Senate Bill 2776 from becoming law.”

Email your opposition to Senate Bill 2776 to the following:

Governor Phil Murphy:

Senate President Steve Sweeney:

Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin: