[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.
More than 800 of CWA’s state worker shop stewards are set to meet on Wednesday, January 20th in Trenton to discuss a plan of action to confront attacks being made on state employees, and to discuss a "Fight Back" campaign.
The Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) represents more than 70,000 working families in New Jersey, including more than 40,000 state workers, 15,000 county and municipal workers, and thousands of workers in the telecommunications and direct care industries.