GALLERY: Unions March to Protest Benefits Reform

Members walked to show their displeasure with Gov. Chris Christie's proposed changes to public workers' benefits.

Members of several large unions marched along Lacey Road earlier today, protesting Gov. Chris Christie's pension plan and benefits proposal, which, among other changes, would require public workers to contribute more money toward their benefits.

Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO, Retired Teachers and the New Jersey Education Association participated in the action. Carrying placards that proclaimed, "We are the middle class," the marchers said they understand that times are hard, but they resent being made into scapegoats for the troubled economy.


Frank June 20, 2011 at 11:08 AM
Poor James, sounds like your a bit of a hater. Shame, shame. The Lib mantra sunk into your skull, did it?? Big Wall Street, Big Banks, Fat Cats vs the middle class. Ever think most politicians are in bed with them?? including your beloved dems like Corzine & Obama. Corzine bought his election with how many millions of his own $$. Doesn't he have millions if not billions in his pocket from Wall Street?? Didn't he come from Wall STreet. Didn't the majority of Wall Street Contributions go to Obama. Didn't Obama recently meet with the fat cats to shake them down for more campaign contributions. Fox shows both sides of the issues if you'd ever actually watch it and not just spew the talking points of the libs. You might also want to check out Drudge Report on line for real news. Or just keep hating those with more $ than you. Poor James.
lets go giants June 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Well little Timmy. This all seems like minimal effort, maximum return..Where are your ideas little guy...Don't worry.. Keep hoping free money falls out of the sky into the township accounts
Capt. Kirk June 20, 2011 at 11:48 PM
frank frank frank just because you saw it on glen beck's blackboard or hannity doesnt mean it is anything close to fact .fox has both sides of the equation? really who on fox takes the non conservative side on anything on there instead we get people like sarah palin as talking heads or ann coulter bashing 9/11 widows . there are more than two sources of info the drudge report and fox frankie trying changing the channel once in a while and i do watch fox until i cant take the hypocrisy anymore from people who spent from 2001 to now getting us into this mess saying we have to repeat it all over again. and as you should know frankie us "union thugs" in construction make a decent buck so i would say i,m middle class if youre making middle class pay and are making firemen, teachers etc the bad guy to protect some wall st types then you are a little out there with your thinking
Capt. Kirk June 20, 2011 at 11:54 PM
overtaxed you,d be surprised a union although not all are the same work the same way your small business does . it just does it with more people hundreds of contractors all contributing into the medical benefits . and in hard times there are furloughs for months at a time till the economy picks up again. our economy has gone up and done for decades and adjustments were made such as not taking in apprentices etc. do i think union members should contribute for their own benefits? yes i do . in my union they designed it that way.no different than your job.to listen to frankie's logic here and money can buy you an election there would be a different gov in california right now.
Capt. Kirk June 21, 2011 at 12:01 AM
meg whitman was the ceo of e bay with big time bucks but she couldnt buy her way to gov. thats why jerry brown is gov of california today. sorry frank youll have to wait for glen beck to come on to come up with a reply. btw glen beck and the u.s constitution? havent heard someone get it so wrong since palin and her paul revere story or michelle bachman who said the founding fathers made sure slavery ended . they were spry old coots because at the end of the civil war jefferson, franklin etc would have been around 140 yrs old . lol


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