New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed landmark employee benefits legislation requiring a half-million public workers to pay more for pension and health benefits.
Since the New Jersey Assembly approved the employee benefits bill and the supplemental measure Thursday, it’s now up to the Democrat-controlled Senate to cross the last “T” before sending the legislation to Governor Chris Christie.
Thousands of unionized public workers protested outside the Statehouse against legislation that would require a half-million government employees to make sharply higher health care and pension contributions.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to North Jersey to hold his 20th town hall of the year as big issues loom at the Statehouse. Wednesday’s town hall event is being held at the Fair Lawn Community Center.
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.
Some Democrats are vowing to fight a provision in a proposed health benefits law that would limit New Jersey public workers’ access to out-of-state medical care.
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.
Labor leaders rallying for collective bargaining rights in New Jersey went on the offensive Thursday with one comparing Gov. Chris Christie to Adolf Hitler and two Democratic legislative leaders to his generals.
Researchers comparing total compensation for public versus private employees have come to very different conclusions, largely because of how they weigh different factors.
Edward Mangano’s proposal includes over $60 million in employee-related cuts, and would impose a 13-day unpaid furlough for county workers.
On average, New York City employees are paid 17 percent less than workers in the private sector, according to Comptroller John Liu.
Wisconsin state workers protesting a move to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey.
A new poll shows a majority of New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal requiring public workers to pay higher health care premiums.