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NTU Summer Hours

From June 27 to June 30, the NTU will be open our regular hours - 9 AM to 5 PM

The NTU office will be closed on Friday, July 1st and Monday, July 4th for the Independence Day Holiday.

From July 5th - August 12th, the NTU will be following summer hours - 9 AM to 2 PM, Monday to Friday.

Discretionary Funds

Dear Colleagues,

We have been getting mixed reports about the distribution of discretionary funds.  Please reach out to Mike Maillaro at mmaillaro@newarkteachersunion.com if you have not yet received your funds.

In addition, it is vital ensure that “unexpended amounts” are distributed in accordance with the contract as quoted below.

Please direct your administrators’ attention to the underlined section below should they have an issue with the process.

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Potential Change to Health Benefits Provider

Colleagues,

The NPS has announced their intention to change over from the State Health Benefits plan to a “NPS only plan” through AETNA for all Newark Public School Employees.  The district claims that this change will allow them to save $9.8 million over the next 16 months. While we hesitate to trust any claim made by the district, if this is accurate, it would free up money that could prevent layoffs, etc, and this savings could mean members would be contributing less per month to their health benefits.  

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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: 

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Westfield Memorial Library Book Sale offering Buy One, get One Free for any Teacher from April 26 to April 30

From April 26 to April 30, the Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library will be offering any teacher with proof of employment "buy 1, get 1 free" on regularly priced books during its annual used book, dvd and cd sale. The book sale financially supports the Library and such expensive Friends’ activities as the Children's Programs and the Museum Guest Passes.  Regular prices are $2 for hard backs; $1.50 for trade paperbacks and $.50 for paperbacks. On April 29, all items will be half-price and on April 30 $5 buys a supermarket bag full of items, with each additional bag only $3.

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