Cryan backs CWA, calls on governor for good-faith bargaining

TRENTON – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan, (D-20), Union, came to the defense of public-sector workers Friday.

After members of the Communications Workers of America on Thursday talked about their proposed health benefits reforms as part of ongoing contract talks with the state, Cryan said in a statement Friday:

 “This is a strong proposal that serves as a good basis to jump-start collective bargaining with the administration. The administration should give it a serious review and then return to the table with a willingness to use it as the basis to begin earnest negotiations.

 “The workers have made a proposal as part of a good faith negotiating effort, and the administration should now do the same.”

However, Gov. Chris Christie has previously said he prefers to see changes made via legislation, not negotiation.

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Cryan backs CWA, calls on governor for good-faith bargaining