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New Jersey Unions Planning Rally For Wisconsin Workers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Union leaders in New Jersey are planning a solidarity rally for public workers in Wisconsin.

New Jersey’s AFL-CIO is organizing Friday’s rally outside the Statehouse in Trenton. It represents 1 million workers. The union will be joined by other labor organizations, including AFL-CIO leaders from Wisconsin.

Workers there are protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to strip collective bargaining rights to help balance the state budget.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he supports Walker for taking strong measures to balance the budget. But Christie stopped short of endorsing Walker’s proposal to limit collective bargaining only to wages.

Christie, a first-term Republican, is pushing the Democratic Legislature to enact pension and health care changes that would make public workers delay retirement and pay more for benefits.

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  • Wise Latina to the Right

    Public union workers get paid way beyond their worth for similar qualifictions and job duties in the private sector. Every public union worker should understand that even their so-called union brethren in the private sector aren’t very happy about public union employees getting 100% taxpayer paid health and retirement benefits. Every private sector employee union and non-union is paying for these overblown and undeserved, budget-busting benefits on the part of public union members. Enough is enough. The taxpayers are broke. Pay your fair share and get back to work.

  • Nostromo

    Always right there with the dogmatic anti-union rhetoric.

    The truth is; you’re frightened.

    Americans are waking-up, at last.

  • JJHillsie

    Note to Union Boss: Make sure you remember your falsified doctors notes when you go to protest for the 21st century welfare queens.

  • Chris

    Unions ruined this country! 80% of my friend who joined unions are now out of work. Most for more than a year. Unions protect the obese, lazier, older, overpaid work force. This country used to produce things. Until unions got involved. Pretty much every union is a joke. Charging 3X’s the price for half the quality and triple the turn around times.

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