Christie vetoes union maintenance measure

Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Monday that deals with the maintenance of state buildings by the direct hiring of union labor.

The measure, A2144/S2387, received an absolute veto.

The bill would have provided that whenever a state agency deemed it necessary, the agency could require that any contract for maintenance be performed by skilled labor from area trade unions.

In his veto, Christie said that among other things, the bill is not clear enough and he feared it may actually increase costs because of the use of skilled labor.

The bill’s sponsors included Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo, (D-14), Hamlton.

Christie vetoes union maintenance measure