Last Thursday, New Jersey State Senate president Steve Sweeney announced that he would not post the Constitutional Amendment to protect New Jersey public worker pensions for a final vote in the Senate. This was the last step necessary to place the issue on the ballot in November. His stated reason: he was one or two votes short of a veto-proof majority on a bill to fund the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).
"There is no reason the pension should be a casualty of the legislature’s inability to secure votes for the Transportation Trust Fund," said CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein. "CWA will never stop fighting for retirement security for our members and retirees. We will leave no stone unturned and we will take every action necessary until we are successful. We will continue to fight for full funding of the public employee pension system one day longer and one day stronger, no matter what."
NJ CWA members and activists are continuing the fight to protect NJ public worker pensions.