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Today, as the State Board of Education convened to hear public testimony on a wide variety of issues, NJEA and Save Our Schools NJ (SOSNJ) held a joint press conference to focus attention on the dangers of using Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) as a graduation requirement.Read
Created on Wednesday, May 04, 2016
School employees and other public employees have committed their lives to public service with the expectation that their pensions would be available when they retire. Unfortunately, the state's failure to pay its share of pension system funding for the last decade has threatened this retirement security. Amending the state Constitution is the only way to ensure that the state meets its pension obligations. Contact your legislators and urge them to support the resolution to place this matter in the hands of the voters this November.Read
Created on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
On May 4, the State Board of Education will have open topic testimony. This is your chance to testify on any topic of concern to public education, especially about graduation requirements, PARCC/testing and evaluation. It is critical that board members hear from NJEA members about what’s happening in schools.
Senate President Steve Sweeney today convened a forum on the need for a lead protection plan in New Jersey’s public schools. NJEA’s Director of Government Relations Ginger Gold Schnitzer represented the organization’s position that the health and safety of New Jersey’s public school children is of paramount importance.Read
Created on Monday, April 11, 2016
NJEA, along with other unions, filed a case with the New Jersey Superior Court, claiming that the suspension of the COLA increases in Chapter 78 was a violation of members’ non-forfeitable right under the State of New Jersey’s contract clause, and a violation of the State and federal contract clauses, which would enforce those non-forfeitable rights. Click through for an update on the case.Read
Created on Friday, April 08, 2016
For more than two decades, New Jersey politicians in both parties have played a dangerous game with New Jersey’s pension funds, skipping required payments year after year and allowing huge liabilities to grow. As a result, New Jersey faces a pension funding crisis that will take many years to resolve. Not only that, it will take a tremendous amount of fiscal discipline, which is exactly what too many of our elected leaders have lacked.Read
Created on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
We've all heard the criticism from fellow union members who complain about the calls to action, requests for donations and pleas to support candidates. Few members express an automatic interest and enthusiasm for political action, yet labor unions like NJEA work very hard to cultivate a politically educated and engaged membership. The fact is, whether we like it or not, politics play a major role in our personal and professional lives.Read
Created on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
As testing season approaches in New Jersey, students from across the state are preparing to again take an untested and unproven assessment. Also this season, the debate is intensifying over that assessment, known as the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC).Read
Created on Tuesday, March 15, 2016
NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan represented NJEA at the Pay Equity Day of Action held at the New Jersey Statehouse earlier today. Blistan joined other union leaders and progressive advocates to push for passage of A2750, a bill to update New Jersey’s 70-year-old Law Against Discrimination. A companion version, S992, previously passed in the Senate.Read
Created on Monday, March 14, 2016
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has released S-979. That bill, sponsored by Senators Loretta Weinberg (D-37) and Tom Kean, Jr. (R-21) infringes upon public employees’ right to collectively bargain.Read
Created on Monday, March 07, 2016
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