Site Map Icon
RSS Feed icon
Member Login
Username:

Password:


Not registered yet?
Click Here to sign-up

Forgot Your Login?
Action Center

VOTING
Vote for elections, resolutions, and bylaws.
 


VOICE FORM
Submit your grievances, issues, and suggestions.

Shift Calendar
Tour 1   Tour 2   Tour 3   Tour 4
Upcoming Events
Fallen Heroes 5K Run
Sep 08, 2018
Bar Anticipation Lake Como, NJ
FMBA September Convention
Sep 17, 2018
Golf Course: Brigantine Golf Links 1075 North Shore Drive Brigantine, NJ 08203 609.266.1388 Reception: Golden Nugget Atlantic City 600 Huron Av Atlantic City, NJ 08401 6094412000
FMBA September Convention
Sep 18, 2018
Golden Nugget Atlantic City 600 Huron Av Atlantic City, NJ 08401 6094412000
Local 9 Annual Dinner
Sep 18, 2018
Angeloni's II 2400 Arctic Av Atlantic City, NJ 08401 609-344-7875
FMBA September Convention
Sep 19, 2018
Golden Nugget Atlantic City 600 Huron Av Atlantic City, NJ 08401 6094412000
<< August 2018 >>
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Christie Tells Unions to 'Get Realistic' About NJ Pension System
Updated On: Jun 23, 2015
Gov. Chris Christie waves to supporters while leaving. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greets people eating at the Hickory Park Restaurant. Thursday June 11, 2015. Ames, IA, USA (Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)
NJ.com - AMES, Iowa - Gov. Chris Christie called on New Jersey public worker unions Thursday to drop the rhetoric and "get realistic" about the state's ailing pension system.

The governor, speaking in Iowa ahead of a likely presidential campaign, lashed out against unions who have promised to continue fighting the governor after the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday Christie's administration is not required to make the full pension payments promised as part of a 2011 reform law.

The ruling, which means Christie does not have to make up billions he cut or planned to cut from the pension payments to balance the current and future state budgets, means unions need to come to the table, Christie said.

"The folks in the unions need to get realistic," he said. "I think what happened this week was that the court was sending a dose of realism to the folks."

Christie said the state simply doesn't have the money.

"If we had all the revenue to be able to pay it, I would pay it," he said. "But we don't and I am not going to raise taxes on the people of New Jersey to do it."

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) joined a group of union leaders earlier this week to bash the court's ruling and state on the record that they are "not done fighting this."

He said the Democratic-controlled Legislature plans to introduce its own budget proposal that includes the full pension payment.

The battle is coming to a head as Christie inches closer to announcing whether he'll seek the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

Christie is in Iowa for the fifth time this year to meet with people here in the state that's home to the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus.

This article appeared on NJ.com authored by Matt Arco.
http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/christie_tells_unions_to_get_realistic_about_nj_pe.html


Elizabeth FMBA Local 9
Copyright © 2018, All Rights Reserved.
Powered By UnionActive™

94027 hits since Dec 20, 2013
Visit Unions-America.com!
Mobile Version

Top of Page image