A fair budget for all parties has been reached in Trenton this evening. Not only is a shutdown avoided, but corporations and the super wealthy will begin to pay their fair share.
Last year the state Government shut down, and this year, we now have a very real threat of yet another shutdown. We don’t want this to become the norm in Trenton because it hurts all the residents of New Jersey. We need long term, sustainable solutions to break this cycle.
Statement by NJ State AFL-CIO President Charles Wowkanech on today’s Janus v. AFSCME U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
“Although not unexpected, today’s ruling is another blow to America’s middle class, seeking to deprive workers’ from having a voice at work through their unions. Taking away a union’s ability to properly represent its members and promoting a “free rider” system to weaken the American labor movement is just another example of corporate and far right interests rigging the economy against the rest of us.”
Our HPAE Brothers and Sisters will be holding rallies on Wednesday, June 27th in Hudson and Monmouth Counties in support of ongoing bargaining efforts with Hackensack Meridian Health.