State workers: Christie's win is at expense of the middle class

Lawmakers in New Jersey passed landmark legislation this week that will force public sector workers to pay more for pension and health care benefits.Some state

EDISON - Lawmakers in New Jersey passed landmark legislation this week that will force public sector workers to pay more for pension and health care benefits.

Some state workers say what's being called a big win for Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) comes at the expense of the middle class. Christie has argued that the public employees should pay more to help the state.

News 12 New Jersey spoke to state worker Deborah Jacobs, who says she would have been glad to help if the governor had honored collective bargaining.

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