CWA NJ Newsletter March 21st

From working to stop Verizon from hurting small businesses to working to stop Governor Christie from closing developmental centers, this is some of the work CWA members have been up to this week.

Statement to all CWA New Jersey Public Workers

June 24, 2011

A Statement to all CWA New Jersey Public Workers

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

This week, working people in our state suffered a painful setback when an anti-worker
and anti-union pension and healthcare bill was passed. This was the direct result of collaboration
between a right wing Governor and New Jersey political bosses. A minority of 8 Democrats in
the Senate and 14 Democrats in the Assembly broke with their Party and voted with the
Republicans.

Find Out How Your Legislators Voted, see the health care contribution grid

The bill passed the State Senate by a vote of 24-15. It was 16-0 among Republicans and 8-15 among Democrats with one Democrat absent. 
 
The bill passed the State Assembly by a vote of 46-32. It was 32-0 among Republicans and 14-32 among the Democrats.
 

CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein on The Ed Show

CWA RESPONDS TO ASSEMBLY VOTE ON ANTI-UNION BENEFITS BILL: “DARK DAY FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS”

TRENTON  - The Communications Workers of America released today
the following statement from President Larry Cohen, following the Assembly’s
vote to deny bargaining rights to nearly half a million public workers:

 “This is a dark today for workers’ rights as the race to the
bottom continues.  We thank those who stood up and voted “No” despite
the pressure.  We will never forget them.

 “We will also never forget those who moved New Jersey back fifty years,

Photos from Today's Rally to Save Collective Bargaining

The rally started at noon. There's still time to get down here and tell the Assembly to defend our rights and the middle class.
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