NTU Legal Victories – These cases matter. If the Governor and Cerf had prevailed at the Supreme Court there wouldn’t be a worry over contract negotiations—there’d be not contract. If Cerf and his friends in the corporate charter school industry had prevailed at the State Board of Education in seeking to devalue certifications for charter school teachers, how long do you think they would take to come after yours?
1) NTU Ed Resource Center – Please be advised that the NTU Ed Resource Center will be closed for the rest of December. They will reopen on January 3, 2017.
1) Phase 2 Respect the Contract - Each day, numerous violations occur in our schools negatively impacting staff and students. These include fire code violations, violations in Special Education requirements and Early Childhood regulations, violations of the Teach NJ Act, and health and safety issues.
1) Respect the Contract – Negotiations continue between NTU and NPS regarding our contract. Things have been progressing well in many areas, though the process continues to be slow. Our next negotiations session is scheduled for next Thursday. Hopefully, we will have some news to report out after that session. Until then, continue to RESPECT THE CONTRACT! Nothing more, nothing less!
Brothers & Sisters:
I am cautiously optimistic in reporting out the results of Wednesday’s NTU Executive Board Meeting. As we are all anxious to hear about the contract, I’ll get to that first: