Labor Attorneys Warn of Dire Results from Changing Public Employee Benefits
March 9, 2011 1 Comment
By Zachary Fink
Labor attorney Steve Cohen, who chairs the labor section of the New Jersey Bar Association, and nearly 50 other labor attorneys signed and sent a letter to the members of the legislature urging them to preserve collective bargaining rights by not changing contributions to the health system through legislation. Senate President Steve Sweeney has proposed a gradual change in the size of public employee health care contributions claiming the structure is completely out of whack with the state’s fiscal reality. Governor Christie’s plan would have all public employees contribute 30% towards their benefits.
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