New Jersey’s public sector workers will rally on Thursday June 16th at 9am at the State Capitol.
Their cause? Preservation of basic rights.
At 10:00 a.m. that day, a bill that would impose enormous health care premium costs and eliminate the right to bargain over health care will be posted in the New Jersey State Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
The bill is being sponsored by the President of the New Jersey State Senate, Steve Sweeney, a Democrat from Gloucester County. Sweeney announced a deal on the legislation with Governor Chris Christie last week. The Democratic Speaker of the State Assembly, Sheila Oliver, of East Orange, has not yet announced her position on this bill, beyond saying that “something must be done” to curb the costs of health and pension benefits.