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Teachers throughout New Jersey will bring their creative ideas to life thanks to financial support from NJEA. The NJEA Frederick L. Hipp Foundation for Excellence in Education has awarded another 17 grants totaling $99,755 to public school educators for the 2015-2016 school year.Read
Created on Tuesday, September 01, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement regarding Gov. Christie’s veto of S-3100/A4605, which would have mandated quarterly pension payments, as well as S-3107/A-4606, which would have required the state to pay $300 million of this year’s pension contribution immediately, rather than waiting until the end of the fiscal year in June 2016. “These vetoes are just more evidence that when it comes to pension funding Gov. Christie always chooses the most harmful course."Read
Created on Monday, August 10, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement in the wake of Gov. Chris Christie's CNN appearance this morning when he was asked, "At the national level, who deserves a punch in the face?" and he replied, "The national teachers’ union." "Chris Christie's instinct is always to threaten, bully and intimidate instead of build consensus and show true leadership. That's not news in New Jersey, where voters overwhelmingly reject his immature and inappropriate behavior as well as his failed policies and lack of leadership.Read
Created on Sunday, August 02, 2015
The 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) today voted to endorse 57 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November.
Created on Saturday, August 01, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement following a press conference at which Senate President Steve Sweeney proposed the creation of a federal pension loan program to help states improve their pension funding levels. “We are glad that Senate President Sweeney continues to explore every possible option for helping New Jersey responsibly meet its pension obligations. As the Senator noted, this does not change the need for New Jersey to meet its current pension obligations immediately. However, this approach deserves a very close look because of its potential to lower costs for New Jersey taxpayers while making workers’ pensions more secure.Read
Created on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
At a recent campaign stop in New Hampshire, Gov. Christie rejected the idea of revising the state’s pension funding schedule, instead insisting on further pension reductions. In light of his atrocious record on pension funding, even following the pension reductions imposed on public employees in 2011, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement rejecting the idea of any further discussion or negotiation with the governor on pensions:
“Chris Christie is very busy these days running for president, so I’ll keep this short: he doesn’t need to worry about wasting precious campaign time discussing changes to New Jersey’s pension system because we have no intention of negotiating anything with this governor.Read
Created on Monday, July 20, 2015
New Jersey Education Association President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement regarding Gov. Chris Christie’s announced presidential campaign:“Running New Jersey is a full-time job, and New Jersey residents deserve a full-time governor.
“We face big problems in this state. Our credit rating is a disaster. Our unemployment rate is high. Our economic growth is slow. Our infrastructure is crumbling. Our pensions are in crisis. Our schools are underfunded. And now our governor has abandoned the job he has to campaign for the job he really wants.Read
Created on Tuesday, June 30, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s comments from Iowa that unions “need to get realistic” about pension funding: “By all means, governor, let’s get realistic. “Here’s the reality: you signed a law promising to fund our pensions, and you broke it. Here’s another reality: the Supreme Court acknowledged our members’ non-forfeitable right to their pensions. They simply let you off the hook for fully funding our pensions on a constitutional technicality."Read
Created on Friday, June 12, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement following the New Jersey Supreme Court’s ruling on the pension funding lawsuit filed by NJEA and other public sector unions: "Today’s Supreme Court ruling is a blow to the rule of law in New Jersey. It is devastating to all public employees, retirees, taxpayers, and families." Q & A Full Court Decision
Created on Tuesday, June 09, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer today said Governor Christie was being “completely illogical” in calling for the rejection of the Common Core state standards while insisting on a continuation of the controversial PARCC assessments that are tied directly to those standards.Read
Created on Thursday, May 28, 2015
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