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On Thursday, May 11, 2017, we will hold a ratification vote for our contract settlement.  Voting will run from 7 AM to 7 PM at the Newark Teachers Union, 1019 Broad Street.  Parking is available behind the building. 

Please bring ID, as only full dues paying members will be eligible to vote.  We will be working with the Newark Public Schools on getting information out to administrators about allowing staff to come down to the Union to vote during their lunch periods. 

We will have members of the negotiating team available at the Newark Teachers Union to answer questions after school



Some questions that have come up about the contract information we sent out yesterday.

1)     Reading the Salary Guides - There are two versions of the salary guides. The ones from the actual contract book and a progressions document we put together for the Building Reps and on our website to help people see more clearly where they are.

If you are looking at the contract book salary guides, you would trace them diagonally as you move up a step each year.

If you are looking at the salary progressions, you can just go horizontally across each line from your current base salary.

If you


On May 1, the Newark Teachers Union will be joining community activists throughout the city for a May Day Rally!

Monday, May 1st
2 PM Rally at Lincoln Park
3 PM March to Federal Building
5:30 PM Justice Walk to NJPAC
Questions? Contact AFT Project Organizer Jonah Furman (847) 903-2376



1)     Contract Update: The NTU Negotiations Committee met several days over vacation to work around some roadblocks to the contract's progress. For the entire week this week, internal meetings amongst committee members, and negotiations meetings with NPS were held. As of now, we can only firmly state that we have reached tentative agreements on the following:

1. We have reviewed and cleaned up language that was conflicting in the previous CBA.

2. We have a tentative agreement language and terms for the new CBA.

The last component we are negotiating is the actual salary guides.  




Seton Hall Informational Meeting - Seton Hall University will be holding an Open House/Information Session for their next Executive M.A. & Ed.S Degree Program in Education Leadership, Management, and Policy on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 4:30pm at the NTU Offices at 1019 Broad Street, Newark.

For more information, see the attached flyer.

In Solidarity,  

Mike Maillaro

Director of Research and Communication

Newark Teachers Union