TRENTON - (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie says contract talkswith New Jersey's largest public worker union are continuing at aslow pace.

Christie says the administration has offered proposals on wagesand noneconomic issues to the Communications Workers of America.But he doesn't expect an agreement within the next two weeks.

The contract for 40,000 state CWA employees expired June 30. Hetty Rosenstein, the union's state director, says the two sideshaven't met in several weeks and no meetings are scheduled. But shesays the two sides haven't reached an impasse and bargaining willcontinue.

An agreement between Christie and the Legislature to overhaulpublic worker pensions and health benefits took those issues offthe table.

Three Democrat union members who approved the deal were deniedAFL-CIO candidate endorsements.