Winter Reading Series: Labor
Gov. Christie’s showdowns with New Jersey’s public employee unions have defined his first year in office. What's behind these battles?
Gov. Christie’s battles with the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) have escalated into a larger showdown with the state’s labor movement. But the governor's attacks on public sector employees and benefits have struck a chord with New Jerseyans -- who've suffered layoffs and pay cuts, seen their homes and 401k plans drop in value, and are paying more every year for taxes and healthcare.
The following reading list looks ahead to the battle over the next state worker contract and back at the recently adopted arbitration reforms.