First collective bargaining session for New Jersey Communications union

    Members of New Jersey’s Communications Workers of America union will gather in Trenton today for the first of four collective bargaining sessions with the Christie administration. The contract for the 40,000 workers expires June 30.

    The Associated Press reports Christie says he embraces the negotiation process. He’ll be represented today by an outside labor lawyer and employee relations staff. Christie is considering legislation that would require workers to pay 30 percent of the cost of their plan, while CWA District 1 political director Bob Master says the governor is obligated to bargain over health care.


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