JOB JUSTICE VICTORY!
Murphy signs Ch. 78 relief, both ESP laws
Gov. Murphy has signed all three of NJEA’s Job Justice bills into law. On July 1, 2020, he signed NJEA’s long-sought Ch. 78 relief plan into law. Flanked by NJEA’s officers and other leaders, as well as Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and other legislators, Gov. Murphy signed Pl. 2020, ch. 44, which will lower the cost of health insurance for school employees while also lowering costs for school districts.
On August 13, 2020 Murphy also signed a new law to bring due process rights to New Jersey’s Educational Support Professionals, keeping another longstanding promise to finally implement the law that had previously reached Gov. Christie’s desk only to be vetoed. That law provides NJEA’s ESP members with some of the nation’s strongest due process protections. And on September 11, he signed the final bill, to respect due process and provide protections against unfair subcontracting of ESP jobs.
Read about the two-year member campaign for Job Justice here.