Report: Judge rules against police and fire unions on benefits contributions

TRENTON – In a win for both Gov. Chris Christie and state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford), Superior Court Judge Linda Feinberg today refused to nix a new law that would require public employees to pay 1.5 percent of their salaries toward health insurance, according to a report issued by the Associated Press.

According to the AP report, police and fire union reps tried to keep the law from taking effect Friday, arguing for the integrity of collective bargaining over legislative interference. But Feinberg “rejected all those arguments, saying there’s no reason to issue a restraining order.”

Report: Judge rules against police and fire unions on benefits contributions