N.J. Assembly Dems to show support for Wis. public employees

TRENTON – Assembly Democrats will introduce a measure Monday showing support for public employees in Wisconsin in their battle over collective-bargaining rights.

That state’s Assembly gave final approval  this week to a bill that limits collective bargaining to wages for most public employees.

Assembly members Linda Stender, (D-22), Scotch Plains; Thomas Giblin, (D-34), Cllifton; and Wayne DeAngelo, (D-14), Hamilton, will introduce a resolution in support of those employees and of collective-bargaining rights in general.

“As many have noted, collective bargaining rights are human rights,” Stender said in a release Friday.

According to the resolution, while Wisconsin was one of the earliest states to guarantee public employees the right to organize and bargain collectively, New Jersey granted those rights to its public employees in the 1960s.

The resolution comes at a time when the Christie administration is trying to rein in public employee costs in New Jersey.

N.J. Assembly Dems to show support for Wis. public employees