Gov. Christie's administration has reached a four-year contract agreement with public sector unions representing about 5,000 state employees.
The agreement announced Thursday was made with the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers and the Service Employees International Union. It calls for no salary increases for 2011 and 2012, a 1 percent increase in July 2013 and a 1.75 percent increase in July 2014.
IFPTE represents approximately 4,900 state employees throughout departments in the executive branch and at state colleges. SEIU represents 190 employees at the state Motor Vehicle Commission.