AFT on Re-election of NJ Sen. Steve Sweeney

WASHINGTON-AFT President Randi Weingarten on the re-election of New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney:
“AFT members-K-12 educators; college professors, adjunct faculty and staff; and nurses and healthcare professionals-worked hard side by side others in the labor movement to re-elect Steve Sweeney, who for years has served as a check on the Christie administration and a champion for working people.…

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AFT on NJ Governor’s Race

WASHINGTON—AFT President Randi Weingarten on the New Jersey governor’s race:

“Tonight’s victory represents new hope and new opportunity for the people of New Jersey. For far too long, the governor’s office has been occupied by a blustering bully who disrespected educators, nurses and working people. Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver are a breath of fresh air: They respect and value the work and voice of educators and believe in the promise of public education for all children.…

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Press: Review of Rutgers’ Finances Shows Plenty of Money; Shortage of Transparency

How much does Rutgers central administration really have at its disposal in unrestricted reserves? Does the school’s budgeting system funnel money from departments away from students and academics? How much does bloated executive pay cost Rutgers University? In past reviews, Dr. Bunsis found that Rutgers Athletics were not close to self-supporting, as funds from student fees and the core academic fund were utilized and the university is lacking in transparency—basic information on budgets and enrollment were not publicly available.…

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Educators Say: ‘No Place For Racism In Elections’

Statement from AFT New Jersey President Donna M. Chiera and NJCU Education Professor Dr. Lois Weiner about Racist Campaign Fliers Distributed In Edison and Hoboken

Chiera said, “These racist and anti-immigrant materials are absolutely horrible, but not surprising in today¹s environment. Whoever anonymously distributed them is repeating what the President of the United States is saying every day.…

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