Regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Janus v. AFSCME, I believe New Jersey’s union members know the value of relying on one another as active members of our unions. Whether we are teaching in an elementary-school or university classroom, counseling students, crunching numbers or keeping our campus safe and clean, AFT members support one another and express our collective professional voice through our union.…Read more
New Jersey public workers costs among highest in nation
The rising cost of health insurance has become one of the greatest challenges in labor relations and bargaining contracts, according to AFT New Jersey president Donna M. Chiera, who was named to a newly-formed State Health Benefits Quality and Value Task Force last month by Governor Phil Murphy.…
Direct Primary Care allows you to save money while receiving a more patient-focused relationship with a doctor who is caring and always there for you. During Direct Primary Care Week, we’re focusing on ensuring that our members understand the importance of primary care and the access to outstanding care you now have available as part of your state and school health benefits.…Read more
Education advocates, district management talk student success at University High School
(left to right): Newark Chief Education Officer Toni Baskerville-Richardson, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, 2018 University High School Valedictorian Prince Abimah, incoming Superintendent Roger Leon, Newark Teachers Union President John M. Abeigon, University High School Principal Edwin Mendez.
NEWARK…American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten visited University High School in Newark Tuesday June 5 with Newark Teachers Union President John M.…Read more
Public sector unions, including Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5094 and SPAE Nurses Local 5089, are seeking details of Rutgers University’s plans under a new affiliation with RWJBarnabas Health.
“When a public institution such as Rutgers enters into an affiliation agreement with a private company there must be oversight and transparency, yet either entity is required to disclose this information with patients, workers and the community,” said Tom Murphy, co-president of HPAE Local 5094, in a statement.…Read more