Press: Health Insurance Sticking Point As Perth Amboy Board Declares Impasse

Contact: Nat T. Bender, 908-377-0393, bender [at] aftnj.org
Union proposes progressive solution, while board would increase insurance costs

PERTH AMBOY…Long-stalled negotiations on an expired contract for educators hit a further snag as the Perth Amboy Board of Education filed for impasse, rejecting a union proposal to structure health insurance costs so lower paid workers would not pay as much.

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Golden Parachutes Of NJ Public College Presidents Cost Millions

By Mark Lagerkvist

Retiring college presidents can look forward to sabbaticals at full or partial pay, teaching positions, even automobiles

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“Why would a president who runs an institution that’s totally online get this kind of compensation?” countered Susanna Tardi, vice president for higher education at the New Jersey chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.…

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NJIT President’s $5.3m Contract Takes Top Spot Among NJ College Chiefs

By Mark Lagerkvist

To some critics, high salaries are hard to justify when students are struggling to pay tuition and more professors are needed at many schools

See also: The List: All The Presidents’ Pay And Perks At New Jersey’s Public Colleges

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“The whole of idea of a bonus because you stay X number of years, I don’t understand that,” said Susanna Tardi, vice president for higher education at the New Jersey chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.…

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New Jersey’s Deep Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Economic Growth

by Jon Whiten

Underfunding of Public Colleges & Universities Continues & Would Be Made Worse by Proposed Tax Cuts for the Wealthy

New Jersey students and families continue to have a hard time affording the high cost of a college education, thanks to sharply declining state support for public colleges and universities. As the Garden State has cut higher education funding, the price of attending public colleges continues to rise as family incomes decline, shifting the cost of paying for college onto working-class and middle-class students and families, resulting in higher and higher levels of student debt.…

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Rutgers Art Students Need Safe Studios

Please sign petition: Rutgers Art Students Need Safe Studios

Student safety is a priority for all of the Rutgers community. When a curriculum requires hands-on activity with hazardous materials, equipment and techniques, no effort should be spared.

In the sculpture program at Mason Gross School of the Arts graduate and undergraduate students learn and create in many different media.…

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