Through the AFT Plus/Union Plus program, Union members receive discounts on everything from car rentals to hotels to pet insurance. This is a terrific benefit that more people need to take advantage of.
What's at stake for members and their families? Working families deserve effective representation in government. The first step is to elect people who will stand up for what's right. NTU COPE works to support candidates for local, state and national office who will fight for such important issues as:
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.
This past weekend, Deputy Superintendent Johnson hosted the 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. I extend my congratulations to her and her team for providing this opportunity for current and aspiring women leaders of the district. Please note that recordings of the sessions will be shared within the next few weeks. I would also like to congratulate Assistant Superintendent Carolyn Granato, Director Marilyn Mitchell, and Director Mary Harvey for hosting the 1st Annual Special Education Conference and the 2nd Annual Office of
In AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest New York Times column, she describes what it is exactly that unions do. Though unions are the most popular they have been in decades, anti-union sentiment still thrives in red states and across the nation. “Several years ago, The Atlantic ran a story whose headline made even me, a labor leader, scratch my head: ‘Union Membership: Very Sexy,’” Weingarten writes in the column. “The gist was that higher wages, health benefits and job security—all associated with union membership—boost one’s chances of getting married. Belonging to a union doesn’t actually guarantee happily ever after, but it does help working people have a better life in the here and now.” Click through to read the full column.
Thank you to the hundreds of current and aspiring women leaders throughout the district who have registered for our 2nd Annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Please be reminded that the Pre-Conference In Person Networking Event on Friday, March 24, 2023 is open to a limited number of guests.
The virtual Women’s Leadership Conference will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, beginning 9:00 AM with greetings from a panel of distinguished leaders and guests.