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A crowd estimated at 30,000 to 35,000 people gathered Saturday near New Jersey's Statehouse to protest Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget cuts.
State police, who gave the crowd estimate, said no problems were reported.
The crowd is believed to be one of the largest ever to protest in state history. It was mostly comprised of public employee union members and several community and nonprofit groups that would lose some or all their funding if Christie's plans are adopted.
Christie has called for workers to accept wage freezes, and he's pushed for them to contribute toward their health benefits.
It was mostly comprised of public employee union members and several community and nonprofit groups that would lose some or all their funding if Christie's plans are adopted.
Originally posted by Carseller4
People protesting of cutting cush government union jobs?
Sounds like Greece. Don't it?
Originally posted by Xtrozero
That is what happens when you finally pull the populace off the state's nipple. The idea that one needs to be productive and competitive to earn a living is an alien thought in many states....
Originally posted by endisnighe
Teacher are government employees also. So pretty much anyone in government bloat positions. I am sure they brought in some SEIU also.
Originally posted by newBodyoldSoul
I'm in school to become a high school teacher right now. Best advice I got was, DONT JOIN A UNION. Reminded me growing up as a kid when my dad would tell me how unions ruined his city of Allentown, PA where everybody felt entitled and the companies picked up and left shop.