Tag: union

TK2 says Murphy’s new healthcare savings are “modest,” pushes for larger overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy and the public sector unions were crowing a bit on Monday after announcing modest reforms to the public employee health care system, changes expected to generate somewhere around $500 million in savings over two Read More

Murphy pillories SCOTUS, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin at AFSCME convention

BOSTON, MASS. — He’s once again choosing public sector unions over the people who pay their members’ salaries and benefits.  The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee (AFSCME) union is holding its convention in Boston this week, and New Jersey Read More

OPINION: Sweeney’s ‘radical surgery’ option is actually cosmetic (at best)

By Matt Rooney _ Senate President Steve Sweeney isn’t the Trenton Republicans’ least favorite person these days. He hasn’t been for a long time, actually, given his fair weather tactical alliance with Chris Christie during the latter politician’s stormy tenure Read More

In first post-Janus week, 1,000+ N.J. public union members signed up to ‘opt out’

TRENTON, N.J. — It’s a start, Save Jerseyans. In the first week following last month’s landmark Janus decision, at least 1,000 members of New Jersey’s public sector unions have signed up at MyPayMySay (https://www.mypaymysay.com/ or by phone at (833) 33-MYPAY) to initiate the Read More

What Janus means for New Jersey (and the NJEA)

TRENTON, N.J. — Wednesday’s monster Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME will be a major topic of discuss in the coming weeks and possibly beyond. Millions of workers in 22 U.S. states are impacted, and tens of millions of non-union taxpayers may’ve Read More