Public worker unions are preparing their response to claims from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration that a judge “fabricated” a right to pension contributions at a certain level.
Gov. Chris Christie says the state would have to raise taxes to afford paying a court-mandated amount into the pension system for public sector employees.
Rich broadcasts from the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington DC and talks with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Amber Smith from Concerned Veterans for America, Arthur Brooks from the American Enterprise Institute, Carolyn Bolton from American Majority, and Grover Norquist from Americans for Tax Reform.
President Barack Obama is establishing a second emergency board to try to resolve a contract dispute in the Philadelphia area between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and the union representing train engineers.
Casino workers plan to block traffic on an Atlantic City, New Jersey highway Wednesday night to protest demands for contract givebacks being made to keep the Trump Taj Mahal open.
On Wednesday, picketers were walking and making noise at the Convention Center’s Broad and Cherry streets entrance.
Two additional counts of “extortion which interferes with interstate commerce” have been filed against members of Local 401, and additional criminal conduct charges have been filed in conjunction with 14 earlier charges.
Gov. Chris Christie has not yet said how he plans to cut the costs of pensions for public workers.
Controversial legislation that would limit union deductions from the paychecks of public employees is in position for a possible vote as lawmakers wrap up work before summer recess.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is asking President Barack Obama to intervene in the SEPTA transit strike.
The SEPTA transit strike comes as roadwork takes place in several areas in the region. AAA Mid-Atlantic is offering travel tips.
The SEPTA strike was inconveniencing riders who had planned to use the regional rails over the weekend, forcing them to make alternate plans to get to their destination.
SEPTA’s Regional Rail service interruption plan is now in effect.
CBS 3 has also confirmed that an offer for a two-week extension was presented. It is not yet known how union officials responded.
SEPTA officials are warning 120,000 daily riders on regional rail lines that the threat of a strike at 12:01 a.m. Saturday is a growing possibility.