AFT Union Plus Scholarships


American Federation of Teachers has posted an application for Union Plus Scholarships.  More information can be found at or here.

Deadline to apply is January 31, 12 PM EST, awardees will be announced on May 31.

In Solidarity,

Mike Maillaro

Director of Research and Communication

Newark Teachers Union


NTU Update - September 16, 2016


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:



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  and help us thwart the Governors ill-fated proposal.

In Solidarity,

John M Abeigon

President & Director of Organization

Newark Teachers Union, Local 481, AFT, AFL-CIO

Health Benefits Waiver Update


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.