Sweeney /Chrisite Health/Pension Deal is Fair

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.  

Comments (17)

  1. 12mileseastofTrenton

    Two peas in a pod.

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  2. brendanod

    to keep writing here?

    You are either insane, a Sweeney troll, or both.  

    The regulars on here know your schtick and I seriously doubt that enough casual readers leave here believing you to make it worth your while.

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  3. firstamend07 (Post author)

    Since ALL the unions who participate in the State Health Plan WOULD NOT sit down and come to an agreement on how much their members should pay for the SHBP,it has been left to CWA to ” carry the ball” .

    That is unfair.

    This is a multi-union plan and a multi union problem.

    NJEA ,PBA,and the rest are hiding behind the CWA leadership prodding them along to ” save ” collective bargaining rights.

    YOU KNOW WHY?

    They do not care if CWA has to ask ITS MEMBERS to pay more for benefits,they only care about saving THEIR members from paying. Union brothership only goes so far apparently!  

    CWA members KNOW they are going to be paying more.

    IF THESE OTHER UNIONS TRULY WANT COLLECTIVE BARGAINING THEN COME TO THE TABLE WITH CWA AND THE GOVERNOR AND WORK OUT A FAIR ” EVERYONE PAYS” PLAN FOR HEALTH BENEFITS.

    Word of warning, don’t anyone hold your breath for that to happen.    

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  4. Couch Potato Politics

    So, I guess a “fair” deal includes prohibiting the use ofout of state Dr.s?

    there is actually a provision in this crap laden attack on public workers that prohibits the benefits being used for Dr.s and hospitals outside the state of New Jersey when like services are available in new Jersey

    So, on top of stealing the right to negotiate they are stealing the right to basic medical choice. YOUR DOCTOR AND HOSPITAL.

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