Posts tagged New Jersey State AFL-CIO

    Unions: Freeze contributions, use Covid relief funds to offset proposed hikes in public workers’ health care premiums

    August 8, 2022 // Some of the state’s top union leaders are requesting that public employees’ health care contributions be frozen at current levels and that federal Covid relief funds be used to help offset proposed rate increases for those workers’ health insurance. In a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy obtained by POLITICO, the leaders of the New Jersey State AFL-CIO, Communications Workers of America, New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association and other public employee unions say the steep proposed rate increases to the State Health Benefits Program would “cause a financial crisis for New Jersey workers, the public and State and local governments.” State Health Benefits Program, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Christi Peace, Division of Pensions & Benefits, Jennifer Sciortino, New Jersey Association of Counties and the state League of Municipalities,