The pension system is a mess. If the guarantees in the deal are in place, then the 1% pension increase is fair.I know I am taking a leap of faith by saying that I ” hope ” the state pays its fair share from now on, but I am willing to do that.
The Health Reform plan is fair. It is fair because EVERYONE must pay,not just CWA members. To keep arguing about Health care being a Collective bargaining ” right” is silly. It is not a ” right” . The truth is that groups like the NJEA and PBA want CWA to fight for this ” right” so that THEIR MEMBERS do not have to pay. Unions cannot individually bargain their fair payment into a plan that is multi-union.That makes no sense.
I have said this many times. The Government Health Plan is a multi-union plan which cannot be supported by just one union,CWA. In a multi-union plan ALL UNIONS must pay and that can only be done through legislation.
The pontificating of CWA has gotten old. They GAVE AWAY health care in their very first negotiating session.
This Sweeney/Christie plan is fair to low wage earners .It is fair to present employees. It is fair to CWA members.
If government employees must pay more,then it is only fair that ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PAY MORE.