New Jersey employee unions file labor charges against Christie

    New Jersey’s employee unions have filed unfair labor charges against Gov. Chris Christie for his refusal to negotiate medical benefits.

    Christie has responded to the charges, but he is in negotiations with Senate President Stephen Sweeney over how to go about Christie’s plan for lawmakers to make changes to the benefits.

     

    Sweeney plans on combining the changes to medical benefits with an overhaul of the pension system in one bill, as NJ.com reports.

    The complaint filed against Christie with the Public Employee Retirement Commission did not come with a request to be expedited.

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