(TRENTON) – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) and Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex/Mercer) and Assembly members Nelson Albano (D-Atlantic./Cape May/Cumberland), Daniel Benson (D-Mercer/Middlesex), Wayne DeAngelo (D-Mercer/Middlesex), Thomas Giblin (D-Essex/Passaic), Reed Gusciora (D-Mercer), John McKeon (D-Essex), Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer) released the following statement Friday after attending the organized labor rally at the State House:
“Today’s rally was a great display of unity among the many labor organizations that have made New Jersey a great place to live and work.
“It was also a reminder that collective bargaining and worker rights have helped build this state and nation but are now at risk.
“We cannot let the anti-worker sentiment that has pervaded Wisconsin infect New Jersey.
“We attended this rally to show our support for union rights and protect them for generations to come.
“We support union rights, which, after all, are human rights.
“We support collective bargaining and negotiation, not dictation.
“And we call on the governor to immediately begin negotiations with the labor unions and commit to fair discussions.”