State Workers to Receive Back Pay for Wages Lost Due to Shutdown


The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to announce that state workers, who were furloughed during the government shutdown, will receive retroactive pay thanks to your support. The state Senate voted today to pass the bill and the Assembly is committed to passage by the end of July. The Governor has indicated that he would sign the legislation into law.

CLICK HERE for a breakdown of the Senate vote.

The government shutdown was a crisis moment for our state that left many hard working families holding the bag. We thank our elected officials for doing the right thing and making these workers whole.

While it is impossible to entirely make up for the cost of the shutdown in our state, this legislation ensures respect for state workers, who lost wages through no fault of their own, and continue to provide the essential and professional services that keep our state running.

Once again, we thank you for your support of our brothers and sisters, and look forward to your ongoing efforts to advance a collective progressive agenda for New Jersey families.

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