Articles Posted in the " Big Labor " Category

  • Watch Mike Ferguson convey reality to a union booster

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The plight of New Jersey’s pension fund isn’t all too different from the Izod Center debacle, Save Jerseyans. Years of independent negative forces, bad business decisions, excessive taxpayer investment, chronic over-promising, and unrealistic workforce demands inevitably culminate in the death of the golden goose. It’s not sinking in for everyone, […]

  • Christie’s Epic Public Union Smackdown

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regardless of how you feel about the hiring of Joey D’s kid, Save Jerseyans, you’ve gotta love last night’s Christie Christie radio smackdown of a troll public sector union caller who called to take on the Governor and walked away dragging his tail between his legs when Christie […]

  • Donovan Enters Final Stretch with Labor Backing

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog $200 million in savings over four years. That’s the number Bergen’s Kathe Donovan, the incumbent County Executive in New Jersey’s most populous county, chose to focus upon in her formal campaign kickoff with decision day looming under 8 weeks into the future; spending reductions (the Europeans call […]

  • NJEA Endorses 9 Dems, 1 GOP’er

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If this doesn’t tell you everything that you need to know, Save Jerseyans, than I’m not sure what will… U.S. Senate: Cory Booker (D) CD-1: Donald Norcross (D) CD-2: Rep. Frank A. LoBiondo (R) CD-3: Aimee Belgard (D) CD-4: No endorsement CD-5: Roy Cho (D) CD-6: Rep. […]

  • Save Jersey, CWA Debate Budget

    By STAFF | THE SAVE JERSEY BLOG Viewing alert: our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney squared off against Communications Workers of America spokesman Seth Hahn on Wednesday night’s edition of Chasing New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, providing starkly contrasting opinions on the newly-signed FY 2015 state budget. Disagreement over the direction of our Garden State? You bet. But there was some common ground, […]

  • What Does Harris Mean for New Jersey?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Many New Jersey owners of closely-held businesses are breathing a sigh of relief after today’s “Hobby Lobby” decision, Save Jerseyans. Another decision, however, had the potential to generate vastly greater consequences for Garden State taxpayers. Did it? Yes and no. You can read the Harris v. Quinn opinion here. Both of Monday’s big […]

  • Lance Lauds SCOTUS Obama Rebuke

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Conservatives and Liberals on America’s High Court agree on one point, Save Jerseyans: Barack Obama is a not a king. That’s the gist of today’s unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling (click here to read the NLRB v. Noel Canning opinion), authored by Justice Breyer, confirming that the President of the […]

  • GOP, Christiecrats Rally for Arb Cap

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A who’s who of New Jersey Republicans and Christiecrats joined Governor Chris Christie on the steps of Trenton’s War Memorial on Monday, Save Jerseyans, all to demand Assembly action on the expired arbitration cap credited with keeping Garden State property tax increases to record lows. For example, whereas property tax […]

  • AFP-NJ Combats Minimum Logic

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog AFP-NJ supporters rallied outside of Trenton AFL-CIO headquarters on a beautiful spring Saturday, Save Jerseyans, and their message was simple: New Jersey’s minimum wage hike is holding everyone back. Big Labor’s membership included. Combating minimum logic isn’t easy but we give them mega kudos for trying! God knows it’s a […]

  • Christie Drops Arb Bill CV

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto on Thursday night to an arbitration cap proposal initiated by Democrats that would’ve killed the law’s true intent through exemptions. The State Senate subsequently voted 33-1 to concur with the Governor’s conditional veto and extend the 2% cap and prevent a sunset provision from kicking-in […]

  • Trenton Democrats Poised To Blow Up The Property Tax Cap

    By Art Gallagher | New Jersey property taxes will likely resume the double digit annual growth that occurred under the McGreevey, Codey and Corzine Administrations if Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto’s version of the of the Interest Arbitration extension becomes law.  Either that, or municipal governments as we know them will cease to exist, succumbing to a long […]