Sweeney, Christie, and Oliver have cut a pension and benefits deal that will...

  • Rob you of your collective bargaining rights
  • Cost you thousands of dollars each year

    If you make $65,000, you’ll lose $6,058
    If you make $45,000, you’ll lose $3,334
    If you make $25,000, you’ll lose $1,142
    • And you will lose more every year

    Where do your legislators stand?
    Use this list to find out. Then email and call them.

    Find them on Facebook

    facebookIf you’re on Facebook, find these members of the Senate Budget Committee who either support the Christie-Sweeney bill or have not yet taken a stand.Tell them how it will harm you and your family. Tell them to oppose the bill.

    Exposing the Sweeney-Norcross Connection

    As the Senate Budget Committee prepares for a hearing on a controversial pension and benefit bill, NJEA is leading a mushrooming effort to expose the links between Senate President Steve Sweeney and South Jersey political boss George Norcross. 

    Join the fight for our profession

    Published on Saturday, June 11, 2011

    Senate president Steve Sweeney and Governor Christie have joined forces to ram a harmful pension and health benefits plan through the Legislature.

    On Thursday, it gets a hearing in the Senate Budget Committee. This legislation will:

    • Cost you THOUSANDS of dollars each year.
    • Get more expensive every year.
    • Strip away your collective bargaining rights.

    Come to Trenton on Thursday, June 16 to make your voice heard.

    On Thursday, June 16, NJEA members will join with members of public employee unions from around the state to stand up for our rights.  We will demonstrate outside the Statehouse against health insurance and pension legislation that is being fast-tracked through the Legislature by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Governor Chris Christie. The bill will be introduced in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Thursday, and a committee vote is expected. NJEA Testimony

    Activities for the day:

    7 -  10 a.m.  Arrive in Trenton.          

    • Drive your cars onto West State Street near the Statehouse.
    • The more people the better.  Anticipate plenty of traffic . . .   consider it an organizing opportunity.
    • If you can’t easily move around the city, neither can the legislators!
    • Wear your Association shirts, hats, etc.  We’ll have signs, but feel free to bring your own!

    10 a.m.  Move to parking areas    

    • Parking available on streets and parking areas surrounding the Statehouse.  Make every effort to park in these areas.
    • If you have not found on-street or garage parking by 10 a.m., drive to Trenton Thunder Stadium – shuttles back to the Statehouse are available after 10 a.m.

    10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Demonstrations, picketing, speeches, and street activity outside of Statehouse.

    • Union leaders from around the country will join the demonstration. 
    • Bring noisemakers to let the legislators know that you are there.

    12:30 - ??? Events of the day will dictate how long we’ll continue our demonstrations outside the Statehouse. 

    • Bring a chair, some water, and prepare to spend the day with your union brothers and sisters.

    The proposed pension and health benefit legislation will have a devastating effect on every current, retired, and future public employee in New Jersey. 

    Make your voice heard. See you in Trenton on Thursday!

    Thursday 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.

    See this flier for details.

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