Thousands of NJEA members and other public employees flooded into Trenton to protest a pension and benefit reduction bill being heard in the Senate today. Check back for photos, videos and updates from today’s events, and to get details about additional protests coming soon.
Sweeney/Christie proposal ready to move
Senate president Steve Sweeney and Governor Christie have joined forces to ram a harmful pension and health benefits plan through the Legislature.
This legislation will:
Cost you THOUSANDS of dollars each year.
Get more expensive every year.
Strip away your collective bargaining rights.
The bill will be introduced in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today, and a committee vote is expected. NJEA Testimony
This proposed pension and health benefit legislation will have a devastating effect on every current, retired, and future public employee in New Jersey.
Today is just the beginning. Members will mobilize to protest in Trenton every time this harmful legislation is discussed. Right now, we expect hearings on June 20, 23, 27 and 30, with more dates likely to be added.