Rev. Jesse Jackson to rally for union workers
CAMDEN, N.J. - May 31, 2011 -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson is on a solidarity tour across New Jersey to support union workers and oppose cuts to public services by Gov. Chris Christie.
Jackson's tour will start with a picket-line rally in Philadelphia Tuesday morning, followed by a rally with New Jersey state employees in Camden's Walt Whitman Park.
The tour will continue Wednesday with a press conference in Jersey City and rallies in Newark and Trenton.
The state workers union is negotiating a new contract with Christie, and has accused him of negotiating in bad faith by sidestepping the union and trying to legislate cuts to workers' health benefits.
new jersey, labor unions, local/state
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