Between now and January 9, nominations are open for the State employee representative on the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Board of Trustees. Those who receive at least 500 signatures will appear on the ballot in an election to fill the open seat in April. Right now, because State Workers have been united in our support of Labor-endorsed candidates, we hold a one vote majority on the Board.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
Last June, the Board of the NJ PERS voted to sue Chris Christie for his failure to make required contributions to our pension. The part of that lawsuit which will determine if the Governor must make the payment for this fiscal year is before the courts right now. And so, management is looking to win the upcoming election and retake a majority on the Board. If they are successful, the Board will likely vote to defund the current lawsuit – and let Christie off the hook.
WHAT CAN YOU DO
We MUST unite and protect the voice of State Workers on the NJ PERS Board! The Public Employee Committee of the NJ State AFL-CIO unanimously voted to nominate CWA 1037 Shop Steward Carey Brown for State Representative on the PERS Board of Trustees. We’re asking you to stand with us and nominate Carey Brown today.
HOW YOU CAN TAKE ACTION
All State employees are eligible to vote on PERS Board nominations by visiting http://bit.ly/NJPension. Please log in and sign on to nominate CAREY BROWN by 4:00 PM on JANUARY 9TH!