UPDATE: Bob Master, legislative and political director of Communications Workers of America, told NJ.com the Christie-Sweeney deal is an “outrageous attack on the collective bargaining rights of New Jersey’s public workers and their standard of living.” CWA represents about 40,000 state employees.
Original report: Gov. Christie and Senate President Sweeney have reached a deal for public workers’ benefits, which sources say would result in increased payment from employees.
-Most public workers would immediately pay an additional one percent of their salaries for their pensions
-Police and firefighters would pay an additional 1.5 percent
-The state would be required to pledge to increase its pension contributions to legally required levels
We’ll have more on this story later.