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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Message to Legislators

To: NJ District 22 Representatives : Senator Scutari, Assemblywoman Stender, Assemblyman Green
Cc: Rep. Sheila Oliver, Rep. Stephen Sweeney

I urge you to stand in support of public employee representatives such as NJEA, CWA and AFT, who have called for support of collective bargaining rights for many of the issues that are coming up in the next few weeks regarding health care and pension benefits.…

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