NJ state workers unions consider anti-governor ads

(AP) - New Jersey's biggest union of stateemployees is considering raising its dues to mount an ad war atGov. Chris Christie's proposed cuts.

It's not clear when the 40,000 state workers who are representedby the Communication Workers of America will be asked to vote onthe proposal.

Under the plan, dues would rise one-tenth of 1 percent to 1.25percent of workers' salaries - enough to raise about $2 millionmore per year.

Union leaders say they need to push back against Christie as heconsiders laying off state workers next year.

A major theme of the Republican's first year as governor hasbeen clashes with public employee unions.

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