Teachers take on Norcross

Forty hours after most of the state’s school budgets were defeated by the voters, the New Jersey Education Association picked a fight with State Sen. Donald Norcross (D-Camden), the president of the South Jersey AFL-CIO and the brother of one of the state’s most powerful Democratic leaders.  The NJEA brought a first-term State Representative from Bucks County, Pennsylvania to a statehouse press conference yesterday to help them launch a battle against Norcross’ bill to require New Jersey public employees to live in New Jersey.  Norcross had already been planning to amend his bill to grandfather current employees, and some Democratic staffers felt the NJEA was bit tone deaf politically in taking on a labor guy who has huge sway over a mostly-Democratic South Jersey legislative delegation.

 

Teachers take on Norcross