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Absolute power and lack of transparency are NOT perfect together. Charter school evaluations are not shared with the public, nor are their profit/loss statements.

We all want the best possible results for our children and an education system that works for all students. Now is the time to put a temporary hold on increasing charter enrollments and study what is working and what needs improvement.

Call Sen Teresa M Ruiz (D) (973) 484-1000 and Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. (D) (908) 757


NTU's grievance procedure is our major weapon to ensure that all aspects of our contract are enforced. In this endeavor, your first line of defense in effective contract enforcement is your NTU Building representative. Your NTU representative is charged with enforcing the contract, protecting the rights of their co-workers, and continuing the collective bargaining process between the union and management on a daily basis. The NTU building representative does not have to witness the event or actions that form the basis for the filing of the grievance. 

Definition of a grievance - According to



1)      Lafayette Street School - The NTU has followed through in suing the administrative staff at Lafayette School personally.  NPS administrators can not be allowed to use Teach NJ and Achieve NJ as weapons to destroy the careers of hard-working decent professionals. 

2) December Membership Meetings – We are working on scheduling regional membership meetings before the Winter Break.   More information to come as soon as the dates and locations are finalized.

3)      November Advisory Board MeetingThe November Advisory Board meeting has been moved to MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23 @ East


Thanks to our colleagues at AFTNJ for sending this information over to us!





Union Plus Scholarship Program

For over 20 years the Union Plus Scholarship program has been making annual college scholarship awards to union family members. In total we’ve awarded more than $3.7 million in educational funding to more than 2,500 union members, spouses and dependent children.

Student debt is a larger issue than ever before, especially for union families.

Union Plus Scholarship awards are granted to students attending a two-year college, four-year college, graduate school or a recognized technical or


After Superstorm Sandy devastated our state three years ago, AFT and AFTNJ worked to identify members who had been impacted and assist in recovery. We supported the efforts of local food banks and provided information and referrals to the organizations providing direct assistance to families impacted by the storm. 


DYFS Instructional Meeting

On NOVEMBER 12, 2015 at 4:00 PM, we will be having an instructional meeting for all teachers who would like to be made current on the state of the law of child abuse, child neglect, and lack of supervision.   If you will be attending, please RSVP with Venetta Smith (973) 643-8430, Ext 10 or email

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