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Letter From President

Child Abuse Allegations against Paraprofessionals

PLEASE READ AND REREAD THIS LENGTHY LETTER AND DISCUSS WITH PARAPROFESSIONALS AND PER DIEM AIDES

        Subject:     Child Abuse Allegations

Dear Newark Teacher’s Union Paraprofessional and Per Diem Aide:

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Letter from President - Recent Events (January 13, 2017)

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

 

The NTU/NPS negotiations teams met yesterday. The next meeting will be scheduled soon. The NTU Negotiations Team advises the membership to continue to “support the Respect the Contract Initiatives Phases I & II, write your legislators and prepare for January 19th Day of Action.” At today’s  Bldg. Rep. Mtg. we will be providing details for the Day of Action.

 

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Letter from President - November 21, 2016

Dear Brothers & Sisters:

While our Negotiations Team is working hard to exhaust every possible way of securing us a fair and equitable contract, the NTU remains active in defending our Union and your rights on several other fronts.  We must fight these fights, alone if necessary, for what good is a contract without benefits and rights.

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Letter from President - Knowing your Weingarten Rights!

Brothers & Sisters:

This may be the most important email we have ever sent you.  Recently, we have had a lot of questions from members about getting union representation AFTER having a meeting with their administrator go in a bad direction. 

REMEMBER!  YOUR ADMINISTRATOR IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO REMIND YOU OF YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE UNION REPRESENTATION!

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Letter from President - Respect the Contract

Effective Monday, October 3rd, 2016 the Newark Teachers Union will begin Phase I of its Respect the Contract initiative.  This initiative will be incremental and is necessitated by the districts’ refusal to respect the work or worth of teachers, aides and clerks at the negotiations table.  While Superintendent Cerf never misses an opportunity to advertise the successes we have made in literacy and math or the decline in the city’s dropout rate, his negotiations team has failed to translate that into any meaningful show of appreciation at the bargaining table.  

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Letter from President - One door opens, one door closes...

Colleagues,

You have all heard the saying, when one door opens, another one closes.  Well the NTU doesn’t accept that willingly. When one door opens and another one closes we stick our foot in the door jam and demand to know what’s going on in there. 

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Letter from the President - February 2016

Judge Kessler issued an injunction and Temporary Restraining Order against Newark Superintendent and Former Commissioner Christopher Cerf, restraining him from granting no-bid contracts to prescription provider, Benecard.

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Letter From the President - January 2016

Colleagues,

While the now discredited Cami Anderson was still in office and the current SAS Sup't Chris Cerf was N.J. Commissioner of Education, they agreed to the following language in our contract regarding Supplemental Fringe Benefits:

1. That the SFBF shall solicit open market competitive quotes on the entire supplemental employee benefit package bargaining unit members.

2. That the SFBF shall, after review of all quotes, review and select a benefit provider.

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Letter From the President - November 2015

As the year is quickly coming to a close, and we take the next few days to reflect and give thanks to a higher power for our Blessings, let's take a minute over this break to reflect upon the source that provides us the protections we still enjoy.

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Letter from President - September 2015

Dear Colleagues,

As you start your journey with the Newark Public Schools, the NTU will always be here to support you  professionally and personally. 

The NTU can only be successful if we stand in unity to best advocate for our rights and the rights of the students and  citizens of Newark. 

We ask that you meet with your  building representative, and come down to the NTU office to meet the NTU staff at any time!  This is your Union, and we look forward to working with you for years to come!

In Solidarity,

John M. Abeigon,

President

 

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