Vince Giordiano, Executive Director of NJEA, during Senate testimony yesterday regarding Gov. Christie’s proposed 2% cap on annual salary and benefits increases for public employees (Philadelphia Inquirer):
Had the cap been in place in 1968, when the state passed its first public-sector collective-bargaining law, teachers would earn an average of $20,715 today...That figure, he noted, is below the poverty line for a family of four. A family of three earning that amount would qualify for food stamps.*Award from NJ Left Behind in honor of Mr. Glenn Beck of Fox News whom Jon Stewart describes as "a guy who says what people who aren't thinking are thinking."