Statement by Governor Murphy on Preliminary Agreement with Communications Workers of America
“Today, we are announcing that CWA NJ has reached an agreement with the State that will include employee furloughs in lieu of layoffs. These furloughs are designed to limit the loss of wages for employees while providing the state with substantial cost savings. Additionally, the agreement defers planned cost of living adjustments on wages, another cost-saving measure. The final agreement remains subject to employee ratification.
“I have always believed that negotiating in good faith with our workforce and bringing people to the table leads to the best outcomes for the State, our workers, and our taxpayers. Today’s announcement is a testament to that approach, and I thank these New Jerseyans for working with us as we continue to face this ongoing health crisis.”