Eleven more unions sue Christie over pension plan

The following article appeared on June 9, 2014 on NJ.com. HPAE,as a member of the American Federation of Teachers, is a signatory on this lawsuit.

Update: Six more unions have filed a separate lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie’s pension plan. They are the Communications Workers of America, the Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey, the American Federation of Teachers, the Fraternal Order of Police, the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, and the Service Employees International Union. A hearing on all the lawsuits will be held June 25 in state Superior Court in Trenton, union leaders said today.

Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to take $2.4 billion meant for the pension system violates the state and federal constitutions, according to a lawsuit brought by a group of public-worker unions and individuals.

The largest teachers union in the state, the New Jersey Education Association, said today it has filed a lawsuit against Christie as he tries to grab more than $2.4 billion meant for the state’s pension system to balance his struggling budgets over two years.

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