NJ Corrections Officers Stop Work In Pay Dispute

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More than 2,000 corrections officers and other police personnel staged a noisy New Jersey Statehouse rally yesterday to protest contract talks that have stalled for more than a year, reports the Newark Star-Ledger. Nearly 1,100 corrections officers failed to show up for work on the day shift yesterday. Officials ordered superior officers who worked late Sunday and early yesterday to stay for an extra shift to make sure there was enough staffing at the nine state prisons.

Leaders of the four-union Coalition of State Law Enforcement Employee Organizations vowed they would not give in to what they maintain are state demands that officers pay 5 percent to 25 percent of their monthly health care costs.

Link: http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1096348299161261.xml

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