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Thu Apr 19, 2018, 05:01 PM

Huge Win for NJ State Workers


By Samantha Marcus smarcus@njadvancemedia.com,
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

The largest state employee union that for years feuded with former Gov. Chris Christie is on the verge of forging a contract with Gov. Phil Murphy that includes salary increases and back pay, the union announced Monday.

The New Jersey section of the Communications Workers of America, whose 32,000 members have been working without a contract for three years, has a "tentative agreement" with the new administration reaching back to July 2015 and expiring in June 2019.

The new contract will provide all covered workers with two 2-percent pay increases and, importantly, compensate them for the longevity pay bumps Christie's administration had frozen since 2015, according to the announcement on the group's website.

CWA leaders said they will provide members with additional details on the contract later this week and set a date for members the ratify the deal.

FULL story: http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2018/04/state_workers_win_pay_raises_from_murphy_after_lon.html?link_id=14&can_id=a9cf23302332fb8fa0573509116ae7fe&source=email-huge-win-for-nj-state-workers&email_referrer=email_339108&email_subject=huge-win-for-nj-state-workers

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 05:05 PM

1. Good news!..I used to belong to the CWA back in the day

Great to see unions getting stronger!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 05:36 PM

2. Yeah UNIONS...fuck Christie!


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:12 PM

3. Its rough. Murphy has a Christmas Gift Box with something for everyone. Pre-school expansion,

free college for poor kids and so forth. I have no problem with any of these but the state is broke. There is no appetite to raise taxes to pay for these pay raises, pay raises for judges that was just enacted , and the pension debt.

Add on the Christmas list and where is the money coming from?

I am a state pensioner. I have not had a pension cost of living raise in 9 years. I am o.k. but what about the lower paid clerks and laborers that have been getting pensions of 10 to 20K per year without a raise?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:23 PM

4. Belonging to a Union is worth every penny. nm

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Thu Apr 19, 2018, 07:47 PM

5. K & R. Unions, Democracy in the Workplace.

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