Please call or email your legislators ASAP and throw your support behind Senate & Assembly bills S2372 & A3929 that establishes State School Aid Funding Fairness Commission. These bills would increase funding for Newark by $90M. Help us avoid future layoffs that will occur under Christie’s $6,900 per pupil state aid proposal.More
Brothers and Sisters:
Please call or email your legislators ASAP and throw your support behind Senate & Assembly bills S2372 & A3929 that establishes State School Aid Funding Fairness Commission. These bills would increase funding for Newark by $90M. Help us avoid future layoffs that will occur under Christie’s $6,900 per pupil state aid proposal. Find your legislator here http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/members/legsearch.asp and help us thwart the Governors ill-fated proposal.
John M Abeigon
President & Director of Organization
Newark Teachers Union, Local 481, AFT, AFL-CIO
September 28, 2016
Parents, Students, and Community Leaders,
The Newark Public Schools recently sent out a communication about their decision to close schools on Election Day, looking to blame teachers for any inconvenience that it may cause. The NPS seeks to blame everyone else for their mistakes and attempts to nullify a law that clearly states “No teaching staff member shall be required to perform his duties on any day declared by law to be a public holiday.”
We are pleased to announced that the Newark Public Schools has decided to respect your legal rights and will be closed on Election Day. NPS sent out the below letter this afternoon. I will note there is quite a bit of mislead information in the below email.
1) At that time, NTU leadership raised no concerns regarding Election Day not being observed as a holiday this year.
Brothers & Sisters:
We have been receiving numerous calls regarding this coming presidential election day, Tuesday, Nov 8th. Many have asked that we provide guidance and structure a notification letter to be used in the event an employee elects to exercise their right on that day. Attached here is a sample letter for your consideration.
Director of Research and Communication
Newark Teachers Union
We received the following notice from Joe Amabile, a Newark Teacher and Treasurer of AFT-NJ, and felt it was important to share:
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