Sharpton, national union leaders to rally in NJ
TRENTON, N.J. - April 26, 2011 (WPVI) -- The Rev. Al Sharpton and national union leaders have scheduled events around the state to draw attention to the hardships facing New Jersey's working families.
Sharpton will be joined Tuesday by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Lee Saunders, international secretary- treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.
The three will lead a morning rally to protest the closing of a psychiatric facility in Vineland. They'll participate in a panel discussion with state lawmakers at noon, then lead an evening rally in Newark.
Labor leaders say budget cuts are putting a squeeze on the middle-class and working families.
Gov. Chris Christie's proposed budget calls for saving $1.6 million a year by shutting the Vineland Developmental Center.
The governor also wants to overhaul teacher tenure.
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