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At a press conference at the Statehouse today, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer joined Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Assemblyman John Wisniewski, Assemblyman Gary Schaer, Senator Ray Lesniak, other unions and anti-poverty advocates to call for a $15 minimum wage in New Jersey. Read
Created on Thursday, February 04, 2016
The New Jersey State Legislature today took a first step to put a question on the November 2016 ballot that would constitutionally require the State to fulfill its pension obligation and make quarterly payments. The NJ Senate was the first to pass SCR-184 along party lines with a vote of 23-16. Several hours later, the NJ Assembly passed ACR-3 with a vote of 43-27 with one abstention.Read
Created on Monday, January 11, 2016
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing Friedrichs v. CTA, a case that NJEA, NEA and other public employee labor unions have been keeping a close eye on due to the potentially devastating impact it could have on unions’ ability to advocate for their members. The court is expected to rule on the case later this year, likely in June.
The School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) Plan Design Committee today approved a long-awaited pilot program to give some members the opportunity to utilize Direct Primary Care Medical Homes (DPCMH). The pilot program grows out of an effort spearheaded by NJEA, in partnership with a coalition of other public sector unions, physicians and health care policy experts. The effort also garnered legislative support, including an endorsement by Senate President Steve Sweeney.Read
Today, nearly 200 NJEA members are lobbying the NJ Legislature to pass ACR-3 and SCR-184, resolutions designed to put a pension funding question on next November’s ballot. If the bills pass with a 60 percent supermajority in both houses, they will be on the November ballot. Otherwise, both the Senate and Assembly will have to pass them again in the next legislative session, which begins tomorrow.Read
NJEA’s three officers testified Thursday at public hearings on ACR-3 and SCR-186, resolutions designed to put a pension funding question on next November’s ballot. That amendment would require the state to make quarterly pension payments and would mandate full annual payments after a short ramp-up period. Full votes are expected Monday in both houses. If the bills pass with a 60 percent supermajority in both houses, they will be on the November ballot. NJEA members are urged to TAKE ACTION by emailing legislators before Monday’s vote.Read
Created on Friday, January 08, 2016
NJEA is holding a two-part Lobby Day on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Make your voice heard and lobby your legislators to pass the constitutional amendment for pension funding. On the same day, the State Board of Education is having open topic testimony, where you can speak out on PARCC, testing and evaluation. Click through for details.
Created on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
The Assembly Judiciary Committee today voted 4-1-1 to pass ACR-3, clearing the way for a vote of the full Assembly before the end of the legislative session on Jan. 11. We are making progress, but there is still work to do. In order for the amendment to move forward, the full Senate and Assembly must pass the same resolutions by Jan. 11. There’s not much time to act. Email your legislators today! Click through for more information.Read
Created on Thursday, December 17, 2015
UPDATE—At a White House ceremony earlier today, President Barack Obama signed into law S. 1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), to reauthorize the federal education law known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA.) NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued this statement in response to today’s signing.
Created on Thursday, December 10, 2015
The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today passed SCR-184 on an 8-5 party-line vote, with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans voting no. Prior to the vote, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer addressed the committee. With Vice President Marie Blistan and Secretary-Treasurer Sean M. Spiller sitting behind him in support, Steinhauer urged the committee to pursue the fiscally responsible funding practices included in the amendment.
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