Thousands of CWA members and their families will join tens of thousands of other union members, students, veterans, civil rights advocates, retirees, concerned taxpayers and community activists for an enormous rally in Trenton on May 22, as concerned residents from all corners of New Jersey descend on the State House to oppose Chris Christie’s disastrous budget priorities.
Two hundred members of CWA and NJEA gathered in Cherry Hill on Tuesday to discuss issues with their legislators. At least six CWA Locals were in attendance, and the legislators who came to talk to the public workers were Senator Donald Norcross (D-5th District), Assemblyman Herb Conaway, (D-7th District) and Assemblyman Angel Fuentes (D-5th District).
CWA State Director Hetty Rosenstein testified in front of the Task Force on Privatization today, criticizing Governor Christie's reckless drive towards privatization that places ideolgy in front of the best interests of taxpayers.
"Privatization of state government in New Jersey has been an almost unilateral disaster in terms of ethics, cost, services and accountability," Rosenstein said, before providing numerous examples of privatization schemes that have led to fraud, corruption, political patronage and abuse of taxpayer dollars.