Pension Poll


We continue to get support from the media and public opinion. That will assist us in our battle to pressure the Governor to make the mandated pension payment.


New Jersey wants Christie to keep pension promises
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 05:15 BY KRISTA JENKINS
New Jerseyans want Governor Chris Christie to honor pensions for public employees, according to a recent poll.

A majority of Garden State voters believe the public employee pension system is in trouble, but few support reducing payouts in order to shore up the system’s financial solvency. The most recent statewide poll of registered voters from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind finds that almost two thirds (61 percent) believe the state’s pension system is, at the very least, experiencing serious…

AFSCME Council 73

Welcome to AFSCME Council 73

AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, is the nation’s largest union of public employees, with over 1.6 million members. The New Jersey Council of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFSCME Council 73, is one of the 65 district councils that are affiliated with AFSCME international. Council 73’s 10,000 affiliated members work for cities, counties, the State, the private sector and other local units of government.

In the AFSCME structure, local unions join together in Councils so that their Council can provide professional representation, administrative services, research, education and training and International resources to their members. AFSCME Council 73 was chartered by the International Union in 1971 to provide administrative and representational services to AFSCME Local Unions in Central New Jersey. Since then the Council has grown to represent more then 10,000 public and private sector workers in 66 Local Unions in New Jersey. Read more