With the New Jersey government at risk for a shutdown for the third year in a row if a budget agreement isn't reached by June 30, CWA members are fighting for passage of a fair budget that will benefit all New Jerseyans.
There are currently two very different possibilities for this year's budget on the table. Governor Murphy's proposed budget asks millionaires to pay their fair share of taxes so that the state can invest in public education and services and fund public worker pensions and the state employee contract. N.J. State Senator Stephen Sweeney's plan, however, would end the current pension system for state, county, and municipal government employees and shift healthcare costs onto workers, all while protecting billions of dollars of tax cuts for corporations and the super-rich.
CWA members have been going all out to fight for Governor Murphy's plan to protect workers, making hundreds of phone calls to legislators asking them to stand with the governor, and holding a rally today at the Statehouse Annex in Trenton in support of Murphy's plan.
CWA members are fighting for passage of a fair budget that will benefit all New Jerseyans.