By Art Gallagher
The Asbury Park Press is reporting that Michael A. Deroian of PBA Local 314 of the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office has issued union charges against Assemblyman Dave Rible.
Derion says Rible’s vote for pension and benefit reforms violated his PBA oath:
“… and I do further promise – and declare I will not – by word, deed, sign or token – injure a fellow member of this Association.”
Rible retired on disability from the Wall Township Police Department in 1998. He remains a member of the union.
It seems to me that Derion’s charges do more to injure Rible than Rible’s vote to save the pensions did to injure any PBA member.
I’m a supporter of the police, but I find that oath scary.