Christie in Boonton

Gov. Chris Christie visited John Hill School in Boonton today to gave a few cheers to teachers for eschewing pay raises next school year.

I had to ask Judy Sorochynskyj, the Boonton teachers’ union president, what her NJEA colleagues thought about her bargaining union’s position.

Her answer was great — she said she did not know, because she was away last week and presumably in a place where she could not get feedback …
But she said that the feedback from “the community” has been very positive. That’s to be expected, althought the Boonton union folk may not be greeted all that warmly at the next NJEA gathering.


About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

5 Responses to Christie in Boonton

  1. P says:

    . . and that would be a shame because the Boonton association really did what is in the best interest of the children of the district, and their own membership.

  2. Ken Bank says:

    All politics is local, and I’m sure the NJEA is not going to ostarcize local unions for demonstrating responsibility on this issue.

    NJEA is politically savvy and sophisticated enough to focus on the real issue here which is Christie’s tax cuts for himself, his brother Todd, and the rest of his country club pals and rich campaign contributors.

  3. P says:

    The NJEA will always train its money and public enmity on the governor, but it can and will hurt locals that cross it when they need help with a grievance or their next contract.

    As for “Christie’s tax cuts,” could you point out where the governor has proposed cutting his or his brother’s taxes? I missed that in the budget materials. Maybe you have better eyesight. Reference please.

  4. P says:

    Question – Should Chrisitie be more upset about the fact that the NJEA appears to want him dead, or, that they lumped him in with a group of real mopes??

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t laughing about a teachers union’s memo that hints of his death.

    The memo is the latest salvo in a war of words between Christie and the union about wage and benefits concessions. The Record obtained the Bergen County Education Association memo that includes a closing prayer:

    “Dear Lord this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor.”

    I’d vote for the later.

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