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Dear Colleagues,

As you start your journey with the Newark Public Schools, the NTU will always be here to support you  professionally and personally. 

The NTU can only be successful if we stand in unity to best advocate for our rights and the rights of the students and  citizens of Newark. 

We ask that you meet with your  building representative, and come down to the NTU office to meet the NTU staff at any time!  This is your Union, and we look forward to working with you for years to come!

In Solidarity,

John M. Abeigon,



The latest round of state-mandated school “reforms” imposed on the children, parents, and employees in the Newark public schools has created a bizarre situation in which virtually the entire staffs of so-called “turnaround” schools will be new and unknown to both neighborhood residents and to each other, many of these new teachers already have signaled their opposition to the changes mandated by the reform, and  faculty will be working two different schedules in the same schools.

That could hardly be a recipe for success. So, maybe it is a deliberate plan for failure.

“It’s probably the most

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the entire United for Change slate and myself, I want to thank everyone who voted in this past Newark Teachers Union election of officers & made our victory a resounding success. Now it is incumbent upon all of us to fulfill our promise of revitalizing the Newark Teachers Union. 
Unions across the country and workers around the world are facing the greatest attack against our hard-won benefits since the 1920’s. Teachers and public workers in particular are feeling the pain and frustration and Wall Street has successfully turned many  workers and our neighbors

Born a Newark resident on August 25, 1947, Joseph Del Grosso was the President of the Newark Teachers Union, the largest local teachers union in the State of New Jersey, with over 5, 000 members, retiring June 30, 2015.

Joseph attended Essex Catholic High School in Newark, NJ and graduated in 1965. He then attended St. Leo's College in St. Leo City, Florida and graduated in 1969 with a B.A. in Political Science. He went on to attend Kean University where he completed his Elementary Certification in 1974.

Joseph Del Grosso began his teaching career with the Newark Board of Education in 1970 as an