New Jersey unions say that they will protest against a proposed bill that would increase health care costs for public sector workers. The bill, proposed by Democratic Senate President Sweeney, would have workers pay a portion of their health care premiums and give them more options to choose from. Over three years, the highest earners would pay 30% of their health care premiums. The Governor has also introduced a plan that would have current retirees pay part of their premiums. The unions say that they will fight against the bill, calling it an attack on collective bargaining.
See Matt Friedman, The Star-Ledger, February 28, 2011