The government shutdown was a crisis moment for our state, leaving New Jersey’s hardworking families at the will of political forces outside of their control. But if we take a step back from the bizarre world of state politics, we realize that the fallout has a real impact on the lives of working people. To pay the mortgage, buy groceries, pay medical bills, whatever it may be, each day’s earning count. A bill has been introduced in the Senate with an Assembly version to follow shortly that ensures state employees, who were denied their wages because of the shutdown, are fairly compensated.
CLICK HERE to send a message to your state legislators asking them to support the bill while urging the Governor to respect the state workforce and sign the measure into law.
Dedicated state workers should not have to pay out of their own pockets for the mistakes made in Trenton. Workers are not political pawns, and rather than paying lip service, politicians need to stand up for the men and women who keep our government running by supporting the back-pay bill, S-3422.
In addition, our brothers and sisters from CWA will be holding a Pay Day Mobilization on Thursday, July, 13, 2017. At noon, state workers will assemble at the State House and march to 225 West State Street to call on the Governor to do the right thing. Join us to make sure workers, who lost wages through no fault of their own, are made whole. Your solidarity will make the difference, and don’t forget to wear your union colors!