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District Layoffs

Colleagues,

 

The NTU met with the district this week to discuss layoffs.  In the district’s initial plan (which has not yet been approved by Civil Service), they will be looking to layoff 23 NTU members in the following positions: 

  • Keyboarding Clerk 1 – 10
  • Keyboarding Clerk 2 – 7
  • Keyboarding Clerk 2 Bilingual - 2
  • Keyboarding Clerk 3 – 4

All layoffs will be done by seniority and will go into effect on July 22.  The district’s plan has not yet been approved by Civil Service; that will take up to a month.  These numbers could change depending on how many staff retires this year.  The district expects to notify impacted staff around June 7.  Once staff is notified, if they choose to file an appeal with Civil Service, they can come down to the Newark Teachers Union where we can help you with that process.

This district has said that they will continue their “New Pathways” program to allow employees to find new positions and to get help with school/retraining for other positions.  In addition, the district will also offer sessions on pensions, benefits, Cobra, etc.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Mike Maillaro at the Newark Teachers Union – mmaillaro@newarkteachersunion.com or (973) 643-8430 Ext 20.

In solidarity,

 

John M. Abeigon

President

Newark Teachers Union