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.
[Editor's Note: We are having trouble at the moment with the captions to the pictures. All pictures in this article are courtesy of CWA Local 1040 Viewpoint]
CWA State Worker Shop Stewards met at the War Memorial in Trenton on Wednesday to discuss a plan of action to mobilize against increasing attacks against public sector workers, and how to promote a fair and sustainable course for New Jersey's finances.
On just his first day in office, Chris Christie axed the rights of hudreds of thousands of New Jersey residents to fully participate in the political process, by signing an executive order banning public sector unions from making political contributions.
Republican State Senator Scott Brown beat Democrat Martha Coakley last Tuesday for the Senate seat in Massachusetts. The Democratic loss in Massachusetts, which is generally considered a very reliable state for Democrats, has understandably left many wondering how to interpret the election, and what it means for the future of Barack Obama's agenda, including health care.