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NTU Update - April 22, 2019


1)    Wednesday May 4 – National Walk-in

Next Wednesday, Newark will be joining with schools all across the country in participating in a National Walk-in!   See the attached flyer and we will have more information to come.

2) Negotiations Update – We have reached out to the Newark Public Schools inviting them to come to the table in two weeks to begin negotiations.  More information to come. 

3) DYFS Warning – The district, no matter how insignificant your conduct, will use any instance of alleged child abuse to bring tenure charges against you and attempt to have you terminated.  Avoid touching students, except when necessary to stop students from harming themselves, others, or yourself.  Since the last time we sent out this warning, there have been almost daily child abuse allegations made against teacher, aides, and substitutes! 

4) Shanker Ads/Tickets - We are happy to announce the winners of this year's Member Recognition Awards!  These terrific teachers, aides, and clerks will be honored at the NTU Hall of Fame Dinner on May 18 at the Robert Treat Hotel

·       Luis Aviles                              Luis Munoz Marin

·       Gwendolyn Blake                   Barringer S.T.E.A.M.

·       Donna Charles                        Gladys Hillman Jones

·       Eileen Daly                             Lafayette

·       John Egekeze                          Science Park High School

·       Callie Franklin                        Quitman St

·       Carmen Gonzalez                   First Ave

·       Tina Leake                              Brick Peshine

·       Iris Mc Murray                       13th Ave /Dr.MLKJr School

·       Wafiyyah Muhammad            Camden St School

·       Pierre Oscar                            Dr. George washington Carver

·       Janice Soriano                        Gladys Hillman Jones

·       Catrice Taylor                        McKinley School

·       Bettie J. Williams                   Central High School

We are still selling ads and tickets (final deadline for all ad purchases is May 5).  See attached form.  Remember, all the money raised goes directly to providing scholarships for Newark's students and the children of NTU members!

5) Reminder: Benecard Survey - We continue to collect information about the district’s roll out of Benecard.  If you are having any issues, please fill out the survey on our website.

One last thing, if you have missed any past NTU Updates, they are all on our website @

In Solidarity,  


John  M.  Abeigon

President & Director of Organization

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

Michael  Maillaro

Director of Research & Communication

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

Michael R. Iovino
Secretary Treasurer

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO