Brothers and Sisters, the Supreme Court ruled 5 to 2 against us, while inexplicably acknowledging that the law said exactly what we said the law said, and “morally [our] argument is unassailable,” and while saying that the pensions are owed.
My dad had to quit school after the eighth grade. He worked as a teenager on the docks in Elizabeth before getting a job at a chemical company, GAF, in Linden. He never had good benefits, nor earned anywhere near his value, because his workplace did not have a strong union at the time. Workplace safety was an afterthought, if at all.
CWA members will take to the halls of the NJ Statehouse on Monday, June 22nd for a Lobby Day for full pension funding.
We will have hundreds of face-to-face meetings with Senate and Assembly-members telling them to commit to making a full pension payment by the Legislature and to vote to override a potential veto by Gov. Christie.
We will meet at 9 a.m. at the CWA Office at 102 South Warren Street in Trenton to brief members.
Briefing will be held in the 3rd floor Conference Room
Please bring picture I.D. to be admitted to the Statehouse