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Groups represented among the thousands of protesters in Trenton on June 13 included the New Jersey Education Association; the Communications Workers of America; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees; new Jersey Working Families; and New Jersey Citizen Action.

CWA union deal calls for July furloughs, delayed pay increases to avoid lay-offs

The union said the agreement is effectively better than the one it received more than a decade ago during the Great Recession. “Deferring wage increases and having workers furloughed, even for a few days, is difficult,” the organization said in a Facebook post. “But in an environment such as this, we believe that we have accomplished something remarkable.”

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