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2 days away from deadline and we still do not have a budget.  There are proposals and counterproposals, but nothing too promising.  This affects every single public sector employee that we represent as legislators have been making threats to pension and healthcare benefits.  You can still call your legislators at 609-400-4763 and tell them to support a fiscally responsible budget.  

Also if you missed the NJ budget teletown call, you can listen here.  We will keep you up to date as the deadline approaches.  

The US Supreme Court attempted to undermine the sustainability of Unions by issuing an unfavorable decision in Janus V. AFSCME; which held that forcing non-members to pay an agency fee for representation violated their 1st Amendment rights.  This was a well-funded attack, not conducted by those seeking to advance free speech, but by coprorate interests seeking to destabilize worker's rights.  

The State has to pass a budget by June 30, 2018.  Top Democrat Legislators and Governor Phil Murphy have been sparring over budget proposals, leaving the ability to pass a budget within the timeframe unlikely.  The Governor believes the legislative body is wearing rose-colored glasses in order to predict unrealistic finances, and wishes the proposal to include a re-instatement of the Millionaire's Tax, instead Senate President Sweeney has proposed the following:    

To be discussed at General Membership Meeting Thursday, May 17, 2018 and will be voted on Thursday, June 21, 2018:

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