What's at stake for members and their families? Working families deserve effective representation in government. The first step is to elect people who will stand up for what's right. NTU COPE works to support candidates for local, state and national office who will fight for such important issues as:
Deadline to apply is January 31, 12 PM EST, awardees will be announced on May 31.
Director of Research and Communication
Newark Teachers Union
1) Respect the Contract – Yesterday, President Abeigon sent out a notice to all school staff about upcoming “contract actions.” Please review that email. More information will be coming after Monday’s Building Rep Meeting.
2) Election Day - We have been receiving numerous calls regarding this coming presidential election day, Tuesday, Nov 8th. Here is the law regarding that day:
1) Paydates: Today is the first payday of the year. It should be a seven day check for full time staff (per diem staff are paid a week behind). If you have any issues with your check, please email Mike Maillaro at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attached is the list of all the pay dates for the year from our upcoming calendar book.
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
Due to the NPS decision to pull its employees out of the State Health Benefit Plan and into Aetna MORE MEMBERS MAY NOW BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE A WAIVER PAYMENT WORTH UP TO $5,000. This was a benefit the NTU negotiated for you in our 2012 contract and can put up to $5,000 in your pocket, EVERY YEAR!
Previously, due to state law, married employees whose spouse were also in the SEHBP could not opt-in for this waiver benefit. This decision by the NPS changed that for those employees.