Category: Public Employees

VIDEO: O’Scanlon’s plea to save the arb cap falls on deaf ears

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), who’s about to become state Senator O’Scanlon (he was elected to replace the retiring Joe Kyrillos), took to the Assembly floor on Monday night as the final legislative session before Trenton’s biannual turnover to deliver a final Read More

Local governments could “weaken” if this property tax law dies, ratings agency says

Counties and municipalities will feel a budget crunch if the state Legislature doesn’t renew a 2 percent cap on the salaries police and firefighters can win through arbitration, a Wall Street Rating agency warned Wednesday. Echoing local government officials who’ve Read More

CWA-NJ directs its members to dime out lame duck Christie appointees

“Lame duck” appointments aren’t unusual for departing governors even as his or her successor works through the transition phase, Save Jerseyans, but New Jersey’s branch of Communications Workers of America (AFL-CIO) is apparently determined to impede any Chris Christie holdouts from Read More

Some N.J. politicians may soon get bigger pensions

State lawmakers have resurrected controversial legislation that would allow some elected officials in New Jersey — like the well-connected outgoing mayor of Camden — to collect larger pensions. And it’s being fast-tracked in the state Legislature’s lame-duck session before a Read More

OPINION: It’s Time to Stand Up to the NJEA

New Jersey doesn’t fare well in a new ranking of states’ fiscal health, but you probably guessed that. According to the analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts, New Jersey is dead last when it comes to paying its annual bills. The Read More

Will Arbitration Cap for Cops, Firefighters Be Extended in Lame Duck?

For the past six years, salary raises for local police officers and firefighters have, in some instances, been kept to 2 percent, for the most part, due to a state law that is set to expire December 31. With New Read More