Submitted by Danielle on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 11:44am
New Jersey's leading Democrat is fed up with top party members' cozying up to Republican Gov. Chris Christie -- and he's imploring them to remember that Christie isn't their friend.
"You have to think about what you're doing," Sen. Bob Menendez told The Post, explaining his pitch to party leaders. "There is a difference between what one must do to govern and what one does politically."
Submitted by Danielle on Mon, 04/18/2011 - 11:24am
Bargain over health benefits
It's time for Gov. Chris Christie to signal a tactical retreat on health care by negotiating over benefits with state workers.
The governor is right to be pushing this cause hard. There is no way the state can contain property taxes and put the state budget on a solid footing without significant new limits on health costs for all public workers.
The Corporations who fund Christie are awash in money yet many of them pay no tax. Want to fight back? Make them pay their fair share. If enough of us show up to this event, even the Democrats will hear us.
Please join MoveOn.org & your fellow union members at the Wells Fargo Bank, 91 East Main Street, Moorestown, NJ at 3:30 pm TODAY, TAX DAY, Monday April 18th.
For more information, contact your local or go here.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was standing with public workers demanding dignity and respect, a living wage, and the right to have a union.
Today, workers are seeing a new wave of attacks on those same rights.
In New Jersey, Governor Christie is blaming public workers for the economic crisis caused by Wall Street, and now he wants to eliminate our ability to bargain over health care.