Media/Press

Press Releases/Statements:

Read Newark Passes First Municipal Resolution Against Privatization, April 20, 2011

Read NJ Sierra Club Release Park Privatization, March 23, 2011

Read our Coalition Launch Press Release, Feb 14, 2011

Read our statement on the Turnpike Privatization, Feb 23, 2011

In the News

WolfeNotes.com » World Water Day – “Water for Life, Not for Profit”

Mar 22, 2011  In light of World Water Day, the NJ Coalition on Privatization held a rally today opposing privatization of public drinking water systems. 

Students, environmental activists mark World Water Day in New Jersey

newjerseynewsroom.com – Mary Moscarello – 1 day ago

This year the theme for World Water Day centers around “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge”. Here in New Jersey, many groups are marking 

City Civic and Union Leaders Join Trenton Solidarity Rally

New Brunswick Press, Amy Braunstein, Sunday, February 27 2011
TRENTON, NJ – Workers, union leaders and supporters from throughout the state, including New Brunswick, rallied in a show of support for public employees in Wisconsin who face being stripped of collective bargaining rights…


Toll collectors make last appeal to save jobs

Asbury Park Press – Larry Higgs – ‎Feb 23, 2011‎
About 100 toll collectors and their supporters have made a last appeal to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority — before the agency opens bids — not to go forward with a plan to privatize cash toll collections on the Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. 

NJ toll booth collectors, NJ Turnpike Authority accuse each other of 

NJ.com – Mike Frassinelli – ‎Feb 23, 2011‎
John Munson/The Star-LedgerGregory Junemann, president of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, talks to member’s of IFPTE Local 194 as they rally against Turnpike Authority’s proposed 

The Star-Ledger – NJ.com – Matt Friedman – ‎Feb 14, 2011‎
TRENTON — State and local governments could save a quick buck by privatizing functions now, but New Jerseyans will suffer in the long run, said a newly formed coalition of groups againstprivatization at a Statehouse news conference today. 

Group organizes to fight N.J. privatization efforts

newjerseynewsroom.com – ‎Feb 14, 2011‎
A newly-formed Coalition on Privatization Monday announced its opposition to Gov. Chris Christie’s proposal to privatize functions presently performed by government employees. The coalition of 18 organizations, which was quickly embraced by legislative 

NJ Groups Warn Against Privatization

NBC Philadelphia – ‎Feb 14, 2011‎
Labor, environmental, and community groups say turning over government services to private operators is a bad idea. The groups, called the New Jersey Coalition on Privatization, are urging state and local governments to think twice before rushing to…

NJ groups warn of privatization perils

Scarlet Scuttlebutt (blog) – ‎Feb 14, 2011‎
The groups, called the New Jersey Coalition on Privatization, are urging state and local governments to think twice before rushing to privatize public agencies and functions. They say cash-strapped governments are tempted to privatize operations and 

New group in NJ warns of privatization perils

Forbes – Angela Delli Santi – ‎Feb 15, 2011‎
TRENTON, NJ — A coalition of labor, environmental and community groups says the weak economy is stoking a rush to privatize operations and services traditionally performed by governments, despite some…

As Chris Christie looks to privatize, NJ group sounds alarm

The Trentonian – Angela Delli Santi – ‎Feb 15, 2011‎
The group says privatization rarely saves money, often results in inferior customer service, leads to public worker layoffs and invites corruption from prospective contractors. Despite all that, the New Jersey Coalition onPrivatization says local, 
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