American Federation of Teachers Endorses Potosnak

Congressional candidate Ed Potosnak and AFTNJ President William Lipkin

On Monday, the New Jersey chapter of the American Federation of Teachers voted to endorse Ed Potosnak, Democratic Candidate for New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District. Potosnak, a high school chemistry teacher who taught in Bridgewater and a part time lecturer at Rutgers University for over a decade, has made improving education a centerpiece of his campaign.…

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Students, union rally for raises

By Joshua Rosenau, Staff Writer
Monday, September 27, 2010 00:09

Students and faculty protested the University’s financial policies Friday on the steps of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus before the annual address of University President Richard L. McCormick.

The rally served as a platform for speeches by leaders of the University’s labor unions and the Rutgers University Student Assembly.…

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Renegotiating the Newark School System

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NTU Not NJEA

It’s important to note that this is the Newark Teachers Union, an arm of the American Federation of Teachers and quite separate and apart in both philosophy and governance from the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) that has become Christie’s favorite political target.

The NTU actually supported the Christie administration’s failed Race to the Top application, which included many of his boldest reforms, a point sometimes lost in Christie’s near-open warfare with the NJEA over the application.…

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