Dear NTU Members:
On Friday, April 28th, those available, attended the NTU Elections nomination meeting. I have been waiting for the certification letter from the NTU Elections Committee to share the results with you. That notification is below. Only one slate was nominated and ran unopposed and by virtue of a nominal vote by a member in good standing, that slate was reelected to office.
I feel it is important to note that running unopposed does NOT grant us a mandate, but calls upon us to prove ourselves worthy of the trust of those we already have, and to work to win the trust of those we do not while we continue the work to improve our union and the jobs of the professionals we represent.
John M Abeigon
President & Director of Organization
Newark Teachers Union, Local 481, AFT, AFL-CIO
Dear President Abeigon, Secretary-Treasurer Iovino and Present Newark Teachers Union Vice Presidents:
At the Newark Teachers Union Nomination Meeting on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Rafael Hernandez School, nominations were held pursuant to the NTU Constitution for the Offices of President, Secretary.-Treasurer and 29 NTU Vice Presidents. At the close of nominations only one slate was nominated and seconded, the United for Change Slate. There being no other nominees in attendance nominations were closed and a motion was made and seconded that a vote be cast for those nominated on the United for Change Slate. A vote was taken which was unanimous. Pursuant to the Guide for Election of Union Officials, United State Department of Labor, no election need be held and the officers for the 2017 through 2019 school years shall be those nominated and thereafter elected on April 28, 2017 at Rafael Hernandez School.
Newark Teachers Union 2017 Election Chairman