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