TRENTON, NJ -- Four unions filed a legal challenge today to Gov. Christie's unilateral executive order that dramatically limits the ability of working families to participate in the political process in New Jersey. (View the brief by clicking here).
Freshman Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7th District) has earned the dubious distinction of being one of 114 Republican lawmakers--more than half of the Republicans in Washington--to block passage of President Obama's economic stimulus plan, criticise it in the press, and then take credit for the jobs and projects it has funded.
A devastating report compiled by thinkprogress.org outlines the 114 Republicans who stood in the way of economic recovery while taking credit for its success:
CWA is urging all public workers to call their State Senators and ask them to oppose changes to their pensions and benefits being railroaded through the New Jersey Senate.
The bills--S2, S3 and S4--undermine union contracts and will ultimately destablize the pension fund for all current workers. Leaders in the State Senate have said they want to pass the bills by February 22, before the state is even able to complete a cost analysis.
A wide range of educational materials from the January 20 State Worker Shop Steward's Meeting have now been posted on the website and can be found by clicking here. These materials are a must read if you are a public sector worker in New Jersey, and have a wide range of information on issues such as the state budget and the defined benefit pension plan.