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Take Action against Corporate Charters!

The Corporate Charter Schools are pushing hard to expand and build more schools, which will siphon critical funds needed for PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  Current law specifically prohibits taxpayer money from being used by charter schools for facilities, and the charter school industrial complex is pushing through a law to try and change that.  

If charter schools continue to expand, that will mean less money for the Newark Board of Education, which could ultimately have a negative impact on our upcoming contract negotiations. 

TAKE ACTION! Health Benefit costs!

Tired of paying too much for your health benefits? Rising pension rates making it seem like you’re not getting a raise at all?  It’s important to remember that the health benefit contributions and rising pension rates all came at the hands of Chris Christie and Chapter 78, a law enacted in the 2011-2012 school year, which required school employees to pay a portion of health insurance premiums. 

Push back on the Trump Tax Scam!

How did your members of Congress vote on the Trump Tax Scam?

Along with President Trump, Senate Republicans—all but one—threw the middle class under the bus when they voted 51-49 to pass the Republican tax scam at 1:50 a.m. on Saturday morning.


If the last few years have taught us anything it is: ELECTIONS MATTER! November 7 is Election Day.  The NTU fought hard to ensure that schools would be closed on Election Day to ensure that all of our members would be able to go out and vote.
In addition to having the opportunity to put a new governor in place, we are also in the position to see huge changes to the NJ Legislature.  YOUR VOTE MATTERS!

Take Action: Make your voice heard

Make your views known to those in Congress and state legislatures who represent you on the issues that affect working families every day.  Visit the AFT's Take Action page.