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Decline of Unions Under Right-to-Work Laws Levels Playing Field for Trump

Donald Trump prevailed where other Republican presidential candidates failed in Midwestern states in part because of new right-to-work laws that have diminished the power and influence of the teachers’ unions, according to labor policy analysts. “Unions have been knocked silly in Wisconsin, thanks to the one-two punch of Act 10 and right-to-work,” @workerfreedom’s Matt Patterson […]

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Putting N.J. First: Uniting Union Workers and the GOP

Earlier this week, on my way to the office I drove by a group of union workers picketing the construction of the Hanover Township Wegmans with the giant inflatable rat you may have seen around before. As I always have my eyes and ears out for issues all throughout our State, I went over and […]

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BACK OFF: Beck Rejects Christie’s “Pressure” After Shocking Threat to Anti-Gas Tax Republicans

Jennifer Beck (R-11) is one of 2017’s most endangered incumbents, having lost both of her Assembly running mates two years ago and facing what will most certainly be an onslaught of Super PAC cash this November. Needless to say, she didn’t take Governor Chris Christie‘s shocking call for vengeance against anti-gas tax hike members of […]

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REPORT: Christie Urges Unions To Defeat Anti-Gas Tax Republicans

Gov. Chris Christie isn’t simply growing apart from his state party, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday night, he turned to a traditionally Democrat group and asked them to defeat legislators who opposed his gas tax hike at the polls, including 29 members of his own party. “Don’t forget the people who stayed in their seat. Don’t […]

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NJ Ranks Near The Bottom For Free Enterprise In The Construction Industry

New Jersey is a poor place for construction contractors to do business, according to state rankings released recently by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). “Building America: The Merit Shop Scorecard” reviews and ranks state-specific information significant to the success of the commercial and industrial construction industry. The scorecard identifies states, such as New Jersey, where […]

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Christie vetoes unemployment benefits for striking workers

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday nixed a bill that would have allowed striking workers to collect unemployment benefits. Instead, the governor sent a revised bill back to the Democratic-controlled Legislature that would amend “the language of the current law to make it clear that all striking workers are disqualified from receiving benefits,” according […]


Special interests descend on A.C. to defeat Kurtz’s #ChoiceAC referendum

Our friend Councilman Jesse Kurtz‘s school choice referendum is causing a stir down in the Boardwalk Empire, Save Jerseyans, and plenty of people think it’s the best step forward for Atlantic City’s students, but challenging the status quo also attracts opposition from those who benefit from that status quo… Check this out: ____

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WIKILEAKS: Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters Opposed Clinton Endorsement

Jimmy P. Hoffa’s International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), as well as the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) opposed the endorsement of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to newly released emails from Wikileaks. The powerful North American Building Trades Union (NABTU) endorsed Clinton in April. The two large affiliate unions, the Teamsters and the Boilermakers, sent […]


Appeals court rules against Jersey City in dispute over union-backed law

In a potential setback for construction unions who are benefiting from Jersey City’s residential housing building boom, a federal court yesterday sided with a trade association’s challenge of a city law that requires developers seeking certain tax breaks to hire union and local laborers. The decision by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reverses […]



Kean to Sweeney: Put up or shut up over NJEA’s institutionalized corruption

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Senate President Steve Sweeney‘s explosive allegations lodged against public worker unions threatening to withhold campaign contributions from Democrats? All over a stalled pension contribution amendment? Not news to those of us who are paying attention and NOT on the take, Save Jerseyans. The relationship between Trenton Democrats and their union […]

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Sans Scalia, teachers unions win big in 4-4 split SCOTUS decision

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The taxpayers (and their children) just took another one on the chin, Save Jerseyans. The worst part? What could’ve been a blue state political game-changer is now just another legal footnote without the conservative leadership of the late Justice Antonin Scalia. On Tuesday, the Court split 4-4 […]

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VIDEO: Christie celebrates averted NJ Transit strike

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Workers were scheduled to go on strike at 12:01 a.m. Sunday: Transcript: Governor Christie: I’m here this evening to confirm that NJ Transit has come to a tentative agreement with the coalition comprised of all 11 unions, representing over 4,200 New Jersey Transit employees. The agreement of […]


OPINION: Morris County Freeholders must spike anti-taxpayer bidding measure

By Erica Jedynak | The Save Jersey Blog The Morris County Freeholder Board is currently considering an anti-taxpayer measure regarding public works projects, which would stymie competition and tilt the playing field in favor of Big Labor and large firms. The resolution contains a provision which would limit qualified bidders only to firms participating in […]

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O’Scanlon, NJEA clash over controversial benefits reduction recommendations

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Unsurprisingly, Save Jerseyans, New Jersey Republicans and the New Jersey (Mis)education Association (NJEA) hold wildly differing opinions of a new Christie Administration commission report calling for additional public employee benefit cuts heading into next Tuesday’s annual budget address. Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) praised the […]


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