New Jersey unions rally as Senate committee reviews benefits legislation

    In Philadelphia it’s the soda tax. In New Jersey, it’s pensions.

    Unionized workers are rallying outside the Senate committee hearing about a health and benefits compromised worked out between Gov. Chris Christie and Senate President Stephen Sweeney.

    As the Associated Press reports, the legislation would restrict bargaining rights for most of the state’s 500,000 workers. Union workers are still pushing for benefits to be negotiated, not legislated.

    WHYY’s Phil Gregory will have more on this story later.

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