Positions on the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) Board are open for nomination through January 9.
CWA Local 1036 and the NJ AFL-CIO endorse:
For State and Judiciary Members
CAREY BROWN - STATE PERS Representative
For County Members
TRACY SMITH - COUNTY PERS Representative
Recently, the PERS Board historically voted to sue Governor Christie for refusing the fully fund the pension system. PERS and other pension boards filed their lawsuits against the Governor on December 10th. We were able to take this important step because of a majority of representatives on the pension boards are union, rank-and-file members.
If management wins seats on the pension boards this January, we believe the boards may vote to withdraw or de-fund the lawsuits, essentially letting the Governor off the hook for underfunding our pensions.
All candidates who collect 500 signatures by January 9th will be on the ballot.