We are calling on Governor Chris Christie to work with legislative leadership to pay into the pension system—as his legislation requires—and  fund public services the state’s citizens need,” said AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera. “A balanced approach to budgeting means asking millionaires and corporations to pay their fair share while investing in programs and services that will benefit all New Jersey now and in the future. People depend on the strength of our schools, hospitals, environment and the economy so we need our leaders to cooperate and collaborate—not bully and blame.”

“Gov. Christie has broken the public trust,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten. “Three years ago, he struck a deal with the Legislature that was premised on shared sacrifice. And teachers, firefighters and nurses made that sacrifice. They paid their share. But Christie is refusing to pay his, and now these workers’ dignity and security in retirement hangs in the balance. That’s why they’re in court—because a real leader doesn’t go back on his word, especially when the livelihoods of so many hardworking Americans are at stake.”

Call Chris Christie today at 609-292-6000 or click here, and tell him hardworking New Jerseyans are doing their part… …keeping their promises… And it’s time for him to keep his.

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