Governor Christie Signs Legislation Eliminating Public Employees’ Right to Bargain Over Health Insurance

On June 28, 2011 Governor Christie signed into law S-2937, which eliminates the ability for public employees to bargain health care, as well as significantly increases employee contributions for pension and health insurance benefits.

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is strongly opposed to the law which strips 500,000 public employees of their fundamental collective bargaining rights.…

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N.J. public workers aren’t the enemy – or the solution – in budget battle

Monday, June 27, 2011, 9:34 AM
Bob Braun/Star-Ledger Columnist

TRENTON — Sorry, but there were no “union thugs” on the streets of Trenton last week when the Legislature voted to impose thousands of dollars of new and unexpected costs on a half-million public workers and retirees. And, if the day brought a great political victory by Gov.…

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