Two AFT New Jersey locals sponsored Saturday’s Women’s March on New Jersey which seeks to “harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change by providing a safe and accepting platform for supporters to rally and march in promotion of civil rights for every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, or creed.”
Representatives of the two AFT locals — the Union of Rutgers Administrators and AFT Local 1904 — signed on to sponsor the march.…Read more
AFT New Jersey members gathered Friday and Saturday to talk about legislative priorities and political action. Attendees heard from Gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy, Jim Johnson, John Wisniewski, and Seth Kaper-Dale, participated in workshops with their peers from across the state and made plans to take action.
Photos: Milton Eng
More than 150 full-time and adjunct faculty, professional staff and students demonstrated at William Paterson University calling for a fair deal for workers in state contract negotiations and protesting the lack of shared governance and transparency at the university. AFT members have been working without a state contract since July 1, 2015.
The March 2 rally helped raise awareness on campus that faculty, librarians and professional staff at NJ public colleges and universities have suffered economically for years due to health insurance costs exceeding minimal non-competitive salary increases.…Read more