TRENTON – The Communications Workers of America condemned the Assembly’s passage of pension and benefits reform tonight.
“This is a dark today for workers’ rights as the race to the bottom continues,” CWA President Larry Cohen said in a release. “We thank those who stood up and voted ‘No’ despite the pressure. We will never forget them.”
Cohen said the massive overhaul of the pension and health benefits systems will deny bargaining rights to nearly half a million public workers.
“We will also never forget those who moved New Jersey back fifty years, stripping bargaining rights from public workers and imposing health care cuts that will destroy living standards for hundreds of thousands of families,” he said.