Union, Sweeney still at odds over employee health benefits

    Communications Workers of America isn’t thrilled with the plan N.J. Senate President Stephen Sweeney has put forward for employees’ health benefits payments.

    The state’s largest public workers union says the plan that would require employees to pay a percentage of their health care premiums based on how much they earn does not factor in rising health care costs.


    As the Associated Press reports, a worker earning $70,000 a year would pay $4,180 for family coverage after the four-year phase-in, but local CWA leader Hetty Rosenstein says that number would be $1,100 higher if health care costs rise 6 percent a year.

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