Bargaining Table

Ginger Adamson, of Orange, N.J., is seen supporting the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2211 as public employee unions protest near the New Jersey Statehouse in a rally against pension and health care legislation that went before the Assembly Budget Committee, Monday, June 20, 2011 in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

New Jersey Senate Passes Benefits Bill In 24-15 Vote

The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill requiring sharply higher contributions for pensions and health benefits from public workers while suspending unions’ ability to bargain over health care.

06/20/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Senate Committee Passes Bill To Increase Public Workers’ Contribution To Pensions

A bill requiring 500,000 public workers in New Jersey to shoulder a significantly larger share of the costs for their health care and pension benefits and take the issue off the bargaining table has advanced over staunch objections from organized labor.

06/17/2011