New Jersey public school teachers who accept revised contracts by May 22don't have to contribute 1.5 percent of their pay for health benefits for the 2010-11 school year, giving school staff an incentive to take a wage freeze or smaller raises, a report in the Press of Atlantic City said.I want to see this memo. Off the top of my head:
No local teachers union has an incentive to take this unless they'll get MORE than 1.5% in offsetting salary concessions. No school board has an incentive to take this unless they'll get LESS than 1.5% in offsetting salary concessions.
See the problem?
Even if this makes no sense, it does seem to show that it's more important to Christie that the teachers take a pay cut than contribute to their health insurance. Hmm....