Princeton Graduate Students Consider Unionization

By Erin Delmore, Correspondent

[NOTE: The video report concludes that “to form a union 30% of graduate students need to back the effort.” Unions are actually formed when a majority of the workers vote to unionize. The 30% figure represents the percentage of workers who need to agree to take a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) vote in the first place.]

“Graduate students, it’s sort of a misnomer in the sense that we don’t just take classes and then go home and do homework.…

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2016 General Election AFTNJ Endorsed Candidates

President of the United States
Hillary Clinton (D)

United States House of Representatives
District 1 Donald Norcross (D)*+ District 5 Joshua Gottheimer (D)
District 6 Frank Pallone (D)*
District 7 Peter Jacob (D)
District 8 Albio Sires (D)*
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New Jersey State Senate District 18 Patrick J.…

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Making Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Work on the State Level

The New Jersey Department of Education has been conducting meetings with stakeholders in education to formulate the state plan for implement of the federal “Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the successor of “No Child Left Behind” in guiding education policy.

The Perth Amboy Federation hosted a small group information session after school Monday (Oct. 24) to discuss best practices in successful schools and where teacher training, professional development and programs for students need improvement.…

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Princeton graduate students get national support for unionization efforts

By Anna Merriman,

PRINCETON – A collection of graduate students at Princeton University made the first step in the process of forming a union this week when they voted to accept support from a national teachers’ union.

The students, who have been meeting for months to discuss unionization, accepted a proposal for affiliation from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on Tuesday, David Walsh, a graduate student at the university said this week.…

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