Nearly 600 state worker shop stewards met in Trenton on Monday to discuss the broad attacks on public workers all over the country, and what CWA plans to do about it in New Jersey.
They were joined by Congressmen Frank Pallone (D-6th) and Rush Holt (D-12th), who outlined the stark choices voters face this November: their vision of investing in jobs, the economy, and education and creating shared prosperity, or the competing vision of slashing services, and tax cuts for the wealthy.
Let’s face it: things are not going to get better until regular people hold government accountable. On October 2, we are sending our elected officials in Washington a message: Give us the change we demanded at the polls in 2008! Sign up for free transportation to the rally by contacting your local, or sign up online by clicking here.
And check out a video about why you need to go from Howard Dean below.
Despite overwhelming bipartisan support to keep Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital open, Governor Christie seems bent on shutting it down—regardless of what happens to those served, their families, and their communities. The Assembly Human Services Committee took testimony on a recent decision by the Division of Mental Health Services to simply stop admitting clients to the facility on Monday, and CWA Local 1040, which represents workers at Hagedorn, was there.
As the date grows closer, thousands of New Jerseyans from all over the state are getting on the bus! Click here to sign up for free bus transportation to go to Washington on October 2 to demand the change we voted for in 2008! [UPDATE: On-line registration is now closed. Please contact your local]
Watch below for a message from Howard Dean about why YOU need to get on the bus October 2!