Op-ed from 5/22/2019

We need to make health care more affordable for educators, NJEA says



Steve Sweeney, Senate President has gone around the state to taut his "Path to Progress" but the public employee unions in NJ have updated this title to make it more relevant: Path to Poverty or Path to Destruction. Sweeney has proposed his 27 bills to legislation in order to decimate our profession.  Please understand the implications it will have on us and the future of the public employee unions.

History of the problem: https://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/nyregion/04pension.html New Jersey Pension Fund Endangered by Diverted Billions (April 4, 2007)

Steve Sweeney is targeting the public worker. https://www.nj.com/politics/2019/05/top-democrat-will-introduce-legislation-targeting-nj-public-worker-pension-health-care-costs.html

What you need to know about top Democrat’s huge N.J. plans for pensions, merging schools and more:

Please visit NJ21United.org to get more information on how these bills will impact NJ Educators.

Talking points to help you and others understand.  https://www.nj21united.org/talking-points.html

Videos of Teacher and the effects of Chapter 78 and "Path to Poverty."  Earning Less

Effects of Chapter 78 and Job Justice for ESPs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySbRPYuKzeE



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