Monday, April 12, 2010

NJEA Refuses to Fire "Death Wish" Memo Writer

NJEA President Barbara Keshishian is led into in the Governor's Office at the Statehouse this afternoon to meet with Gov. Chris Christie concerning the memo circulated by a union member last week that alluded to wishing the governor would die.

New Jersey Education Association union officials in Bergen County put out the following "death wish" memo against NJ Gov. Chris Christie:
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."

NJEA President, Barbara Keshishian, met face-to face with Governor Christie to apologize, but the NJEA is refusing to say they will fire the thug who wrote the memo.
TRENTON -- The first face-to-face meeting between Gov. Chris Christie and the president of the state's powerful teachers' union ended in acrimony today, despite the union's apology for a controversial memo alluding to the governor's death.

Christie and Barbara Keshishian, head of the 200,000-member New Jersey Education Association, met for about 15 minutes...

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