Christie nixes Black Friday holiday

TRENTON - (AP) - State employee union leaders are seeing redover New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's decision not to give workersBlack Friday off.

Former Gov. Jon Corzine had allowed the unions to trade the dayafter Thanksgiving for Lincoln's Birthday in February.

The workers can take the time as a vacation day.

Communications Workers of America state director HettyRosenstein told Gannett New Jersey's Statehouse Bureau "it's dirtypool."

Employee Relations director David Cohen says legislation isneeded to exchange holidays. Otherwise, Cohen says state workerscould get both days off.

One union leader is threatening to go to court to enforceCorzine's 2009 Memorandum of Agreement.

State workers receive 13 holidays off.

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