Pension Funding Resolution Advances

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A resolution that would benefit working families moved forward on Monday, due to the advocacy of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and our dedicated affiliates.

The Assembly Judiciary Committee advanced resolution ACR-109, which asks voters to amend the Constitution to require the state to make its required pension payments on a quarterly basis. If the full Assembly votes for the measure and the Senate approves a similar resolution (SCR-2), voters would decide this November whether the state must live up to its pension obligation for nearly 800,000 active and retired public workers.

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO strongly believes that voters are the only ones who can make this governor keep his word and fully fund pensions.

Today’s vote was 5-2 along party lines, with Democrats John McKeon (D-27), Joe Lagana (D-38), Liz Muoio (D-15), Gordon Johnson (D-37) and Andrew Zwicker (D-16) voting yes and Republicans Michael Patrick Carroll (D-25) and Erik Peterson (D-23) voting no.

The Assembly Labor Committee held A-3819/S-2160, a bill that would make workers involved in labor disputes eligible for unemployment.

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