Nominations are open for the State employee representative on the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Board of Trustees. State Workers have an opportunity to nominate our CWA Union Brother, Tom Bruno for re-election to the PERS Board of Trustees.
Tom Bruno has been fighting for public worker pension security as Chairman of the PERS Board of Trustees since 2007. He filed a first-ever lawsuit against Governor Chris Christie to restore payments to the fund on behalf of public workers. He successfully demanded to decrease the amount of pension funds allocated to high-risk hedge fund investments – lowering fees and keeping more of your money in the pension system. Recently, he mounted a campaign to stop Senator Sweeney’s attempt to destabilize the PERS.
Tom was an employee for the Department of Human Services at the Division of Developmental Disabilities for 35 years. A member of CWA since 1982, he was an organizer and staff representative and later became the President of CWA’s Hunterdon Development Center Branch. He is an author of books concerning privatization and worked with legislators to write the only anti-privatization bill to be signed into law in NJ.
State Workers are eligible to vote on PERS Board nominations by visiting https://vote.election-america.com/pers-state/. Please log in and sign on to nominate TOM BRUNO by January 7th, 2022!