Updated on April 16, 2017 at 3:31 PMPosted on April 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM
BY STAR-LEDGER EDITORIAL BOARD
Sick pay is for those who get sick. If you don’t get sick, you shouldn’t get sick pay. Period.
The same goes for all fringe benefits. If you’re not disabled, you don’t get disability. If you’re not unemployed, you don’t get unemployment. This is not complicated.
Until you put politics into the mix.
New Jersey, the state with the highest property taxes in the nation, still allows public workers to collect big payouts for their unused absences. It’s a perk unheard of in the private sector, but we’re all paying dearly for it.