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    I have been posting all New Jersey news in a Chris Christie thread for years. He is out now and I think it is time to start fresh with this good news.
    ATLANTIC CITY — After years of a contentious relationship with the Governor’s Office, the state’s largest union apparently has an ally in Trenton.

    “I know how the last administration treated you,” Gov. Phil Murphy told attendees during the eighth annual Communications Workers of America Local 1036 Shop Steward Leadership Conference at the Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center on Monday afternoon. “That era of disrespect ended at noon on Jan. 16. And as long as I’m governor, it’s not coming back.”

    Murphy, a Democrat, was referring to the public battles his predecessor, Republican Gov. Chris Christie, had with the CWA during the previous eight years.

    The most recent example was a ruling by the state Supreme Court that sided with the union after the Public Employment Relations Commission decided local governments were not obligated to make milestone salary increases during lapses in contracts even though explicit contract language guaranteed it.
    Murphy to state's largest union: 'era of disrespect' is over | News | pressofatlanticcity.com
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    I'll add in this news article as Governor Murphy continues to make changes in New Jersey.
    For better or worse, at least this may be a step in another direction for those in need of medication besides the abundant opioids they prescribe now.
    Get ready for massive expansion of N.J.'s medical marijuana program
    The suggested changes would loosen the program's requirements and add medical marijuana shops across the state.
    "We cannot turn a deaf ear to our veterans, the families of children facing terminal illness, or to any of the other countless New Jerseyans who only wish to be treated like people, and not criminals," Murphy said.
    Last year, the state's medical marijuana review panel approved 43 conditions to be added to the program, including anxiety, chronic pain and migraines. But those conditions have not been added to the program. Expanding the list would make medical marijuana an option for thousands more patients. The program is currently limited to people with epilepsy, glaucoma, ALS, severe vomiting from AIDS or cancer treatment, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, and other terminal illnesses.
    Get ready for massive expansion of N.J.'s medical marijuana program. Here's the scoop. | NJ.com
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    Will Phil Murphy veto giving police and fire unions control of their pensions?

    The state Legislature passed legislation Monday handing control of the pension fund for New Jersey's police and firefighters over to its members.

    But it's uncertain whether the governor will sign the bill as is.

    Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, has concerns over the Democrat-backed bill that would spin off police and firefighter pensions from the broader pension fund for state and local government workers, acting state Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio said following the votes.

    The legislation is pushed by police and fire labor leaders who say state management has jeopardized their members' retirement security by making insufficient financial contributions and choosing costly investment strategies. Over the past two decades, the fund has dwindled from fully funded to 65 percent funded.

    Unions say their members can do better.
    Will Phil Murphy veto giving police and fire unions control of their pensions? | NJ.com

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    N.J. state workers win pay raises from Murphy after long feud with Christie

    The largest state employee union that for years feuded with former Gov. Chris Christie is on the verge of forging a contract with Gov. Phil Murphy that includes salary increases and back pay, the union announced Monday.

    The New Jersey section of the Communications Workers of America, whose 32,000 members have been working without a contract for three years, has a "tentative agreement" with the new administration reaching back to July 2015 and expiring in June 2019.
    The union made no concessions in the tentative agreement, the negotiating team said in its message to workers.

    "We achieved our goals," they said. "The contract improves on the pattern set by other settlements and sets a foundation for our next contract. We bargained to receive all of our increments retroactively and raises for workers at max."
    N.J. state workers win pay raises from Murphy after long feud with Christie | NJ.com
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    Phil Murphy signs law expanding public worker union rights

    Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed a bill strengthening the rights of public worker unions, which could face a big threat from a looming decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    The bill (A3686), the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act, gives public labor unions in New Jersey greater access to their members and penalizes public employers that encourage people to resign their union membership.

    "As a strong advocate for organized labor, I recognize the myriad benefits of employee unionization, as well as the continued challenges unions face in maintaining and growing their membership," Murphy, a Democrat, said in a statement.
    Phil Murphy signs law expanding public worker union rights | NJ.com
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    N.J. Bolsters Union Rights of Public Sector Workers

    The rights of public sector workers in this country to negotiate for better wages and benefits is currently under attack, with a Supreme Court decision looming that could ultimately curb the power of unions.

    But public school teachers and government workers won’t have any such worries in New Jersey, after Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law legislation that ensure that unions representing public employees will be able to carry out their duties in the state.

    “This bill promotes labor stability in the public sector by ensuring that employee organizations that are the exclusive representatives of public employees in collective negotiations are able to carry out their statutory duties by having access to, and being able to communicate with, the employees they represent,” Murphy wrote in a signing statement.

    The measure, known as the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act, allows associations with majority bargaining status to meet with individual employees at the job site during the workday to investigate and discuss grievances and workplace issues.
    The new law serves as an important backstop in New Jersey as the nation’s high court gets ready to rule in “Janus v. AFSCE” any day now. And it should serve as a model for other states to institute policies that protect workers and their union rights.
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    Gov. Murphy, NJ politicians tout support for Atlantic City unions

    ATLANTIC CITY — Touting worker-friendly legislation passed since January, Gov. Phil Murphy told an organized labor convention his administration has done more for New Jersey workers in five months than his predecessor did during two full terms.

    Speaking Tuesday morning at the AFL-CIO's annual convention at Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, Murphy listed several pro-labor actions, including equal pay for women, a new contract for the Communications Workers of America and the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act, which he said improved the lives of workers in the state.

    Murphy, a Democrat, said that while the list did not include all of the administration’s efforts to assist labor, it was more than former Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, did from 2009 to 2017.

    “I don’t think I need to remind anyone that it’s a lot more than we accomplished over the entirety of the previous eight years,” he said.
    No doubt about that!!!!

    https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/...7fcbfc338.html
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    Nice to see someone stand up for all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    You missed two very important parts of this story.
    "They didn't elect me -- or frankly, any of us -- to continue the failed policies of the past."
    Part two ...
    "For eight years, my predecessor kicked the can down the road from the right, and I'm not just going to do the opposite and kick the can down the road from the left and call that change," Murphy said. "It's time to fix what's broken and make sure that everyone is paying their fair share."
    Enough said !
    We got nothing from Christie, except to kick the can down the road.
    I have said all along, you can't make obligations and then refuse to abide with them
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