CWA Fights for Collective Bargaining in Trenton
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty called a roundtable discussion in Trenton last Thursday to discuss a bil, S2206, that would allow management to unilaterally furlough public workers for nearly any reason. CWA was there, making the case that all furloughs must be bargained.
“CWA always takes the position that everything should be collectively bargained, that the contract has to be respected, and to the extent that employers are looking for alternatives to layoffs, they should come to the table,” said State Director Hetty Rosenstein, who argued the case for CWA at the meeting. Watch here:
The proposal would destroy collective bargaining in New Jersey—employers could bargain a raise knowing full well they weren’t going to pay it because they were going to furlough workers. On top of that, not one mayor at the meeting said it would fix a single problem in local budgets.