No Football for Corzine, New Jersey State Workers

New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and about 80,000 state employees are back at work Friday. Corzine reversed the decades-old tradition of giving state workers the day after Thanksgiving off as a paid holiday.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

One person not hanging out watching football today: New Jersey Governor John Corzine. That's because he and about 80,000 state employees are going to work. Corzine reversed the decades-old tradition of giving state workers the day after Thanksgiving off as a paid holiday. That the governor is working doesn't impress the head of one local union, who said, what's he got to lose? He can take the state helicopter.

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