President Obama Defends Public Workers
February 28, 2011 1 Comment
By Jim Hooker
President Obama, in a televised speech to a gathering of the National Governors Association at the White House, said public workers shouldn’t be demonized and that the pay and benefits of police, firefighters, teachers and other public servants should reflect a valued place in American society. The President’s remarks come after weekend demonstrations by organized labor around the country, including a Trenton rally last Friday that drew more than 3,000 unionized New Jersey public workers in support of workers in Wisconsin and in opposition to cuts being sought here by Governor Christie.
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