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AFT members dive into candidate endorsement process

As the presidential elections inch closer and the field of candidates gets more and more competitive, AFT members are engaging, parsing campaign platforms, asking questions of the candidates, and voicing their priorities as educators, healthcare practitioners and public employees. Thus far, the AFT has hosted eight AFT Votes town halls in eight different locations across the country, giving members the opportunity to meet candidates in person and hear about their stands on education, working families, healthcare and other top-line issues. Also part of the AFT’s robust endorsement process: surveys, debate parties and lots of information on AFTVotes.org.

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Weingarten: Educators must save democracy

“Teachers have always had power,” AFT President Randi Weingarten told the crowd at the TEACH opening plenary Thursday afternoon. “We need to own our power. And we need to build our power so we can move our agenda—for our students and our families; for safe, welcoming and well-funded public schools; for affordable higher education; healthcare that is a right, not a privilege; a living wage; a decent retirement; a healthy climate and a strong democracy.”

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Best economy ever?

In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column in the New York Times, she writes that, despite President Trump’s claims that we have the “best economy ever,” his policies are harming working and middle-class Americans, many of whom are struggling just to get by. “Our political and economic systems are so weighted toward the wealthy that opportunity will only come through the power of collective action,” she writes, using “the surest vehicles to increase opportunity for ordinary Americans”—public education, labor unions and voting. Read the full column.

Election Results 2018-2019

The April 29, 2019 Newark Teachers Union Membership and Nomination Meeting was called to order this afternoon as publicized. Pursuant to the NTU Constitution, the nomination and seconding by members of those who seek office in the Newark Teachers Union as President, Secretary-Treasurer and 29 Vice Presidents and Executive Board Members

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2019 NTU Election Rules and Forms

Notice of Newark Teachers Union, Local 481

General Membership and Nomination of Officers Meeting

Date of Membership and Nomination Meeting

Monday, April 29, 2019

Rafael Hernandez School

345 Broadway, Newark, NJ

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

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