CWAers Fight to Save NJ Public Worker Pensions

CWA stewards and members in New Jersey are mobilizing in support of legislation that would place a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot this November to guarantee pension payments for the state's public worker pension system.

The legislation has been approved by State Senate and State Assembly committees, and both bodies must pass the legislation with a simple majority by the end of June in order for it to appear on the ballot this November. The Amendment would require quarterly pension payments – protecting the pension and saving the taxpayers billions.

CWA New Jersey State Director Hetty Rosenstein said that without the constitutional amendment, "the plan will go under altogether. We need to save it. We need to make sure basic benefits are covered."

CWA members from Locals 1014, 1031, 1032, 1033, 1036, 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1082 and 1087 are leading an effort to go door-to-door to talk to other union members to drive support for the amendment. In addition, several nights a week, CWA members participate in phone banks across the state.

Learn more and pledge to help pass the pension constitutional amendment here.