2022 Jim George Collective Bargaining Award


Local associations may be nominated by any NJEA member or NJEA staff member.  Self-nomination is both permitted and encouraged.  To be considered for the 2022 Jim George Collective Bargaining Award, settlements must be ratified by both parties between July 1, 2021 and June 20, 2022.

To be eligible, the local must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Bargained one or more new contractual provisions not already found in another affiliate’s contract.
  • Conducted an extraordinary community-organizing effort that resulted in a settled agreement.
  • Used the bargaining process to propel new members into association involvement and leadership positions.
  • Achieved a particularly good settlement, in comparison to state averages, in salary increases, benefits, professional development and/or member protections and follows best practices for salary guides.

To nominate a local, please complete the application form below.  Nominations are due Sept. 9, 2022. 


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