Police and Fire labor leaders irritated by Christie Town Hall

Governor Chris Christie continues to poke public employees in the eye on a variety of issues ranging from pensions, working conditions, and overall attacks on their
integrity, according to New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police President Ed Brannigan and Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey President Dominick Marino.

On the heels of Christie’s 118th town hall meeting in Essex County’s Fairfield yesterday and his statements on interest arbitration, Brannigan and Marino called on the governor to cease and desist.

“The Governor — instead of holding town hall meetings that are stacked to promote his own political interest–should spend a day walking the streets of Newark, Camden, Jersey City, and Trenton with police officers and going to the site of a fire to see how these public safety officers protect the public at their own risks and that of their families,” Brannigan said.