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NTU Update - Special Thanksgiving Holiday Edition

Colleagues,

1) Schedule - Just a reminder that in our new contract, NTU members now have 5 personal days. Also remember that only 3 of these 5 personal days roll over as sick days if they are unused by the end of the school year.  

·       Wednesday, November 22 – School Open. 1 PM Closing. If absent, employee must use a personal day. You can only use a sick day if it’s a part of an extended or short term sick leave.

·       Thursday - Friday, November 23-24 – Thanksgiving. School Closed.  

·       Monday, November 27 - School Open.   If absent, employee must use a personal day. You can only use a sick day if it’s a part of an extended or short term sick leave.

·       Thursday, November 30 - NTUniversity Workshop #2. Use Google Drive to create a Digital Portfolio for your Midyear & Annual Evaluation. If you are registered, we have reserved your seat. Please let us know this week if you do NOT intend to attend by emailing miovino@newarkteachersunion.com. More courses to come!


2) AFT Plus Benefits: Holiday shopping? Planning on going away? Flying, renting a car? From discounted gift cards, movie tickets, tickets on theme parks to sporting events, AFT Union Plus offers a wide range of activities for the whole family.

https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/travel-fun


3) Kudos to NTU Executive Board member Neil Thomas. Neil's son Jordan Thomas beat out 2000 other applicants to be named a Rhodes Scholar. He is one of only 32 selected from the United States this year. Jordan will be heading to England in October for his masters at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar then going to law school for his JD, Jordan is also an NPS graduate from University High School!

In Solidarity,

John M. Abeigon
President & Director of Organization

Newark Teachers Union

Local 481 AFT, AFL-CIO

Mike 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