CAMDEN – Assemblyman Whip Wilson (D-Camden), a member of the South Jersey Democratic Organization, said he is not familiar with the pension and health benefits proposal backed by state Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford), which is right now tearing the Assembly caucus apart and causing an uproar with national labor unions fearful that the proposals would trample collective bargaining rights.
State Street Wire’s Timothy J. Carroll reported that Sweeney wants cops to pay an additional 1.5 percent of their salaries toward their pensions, and non-uniform public workers to pay 1% more, eventually acheiving an additional 2%, for a 2.5% total.
“I’m still looking it over,” WIlson told PolitickerNJ.com. “All I heard what was in the news reports. Right now I haven’t looked at it.”
Wilson was in attendance earlier today at a Camden press conference convened by Gov. Chris Christie and Camden Mayor Dana Redd, where the latter welcomed the governor’s education reforms.