Newark Teachers Union Gets 189 New Members

Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff

Almost 200 Newark public school workers voted to join their peers as members of the 4,000-strong Newark Teachers Union.

NEWARK, NJ — Almost 200 Newark public school workers voted to join their peers as members of the 4,000-strong Newark Teachers Union (NTU) last week. The 189 new union members include operations managers and assistants, community engagement specialists, family advocates, partnership and transition coordinators and data analysts, according to the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ).…

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Press: Newark Public Schools Workers Vote to Join Teachers Union

Nearly 200 school operations staff join Newark Teachers Union to improve education for students

NTU PERC new organizing certification ruling

NEWARK—Seeking stability in annual appointments and inclusion in district-wide bargaining, 189 Newark Public Schools’ workers have voted to join their peers as members of the 4,000-strong Newark Teachers Union.

The new cohort includes operations managers and assistants, community engagement specialists, family advocates, partnership and transition coordinators and data analysts.…

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Chris Christie’s administration violated teachers contract, arbitrator says.

By Valerie Strauss, Washington Post

The school district of Newark violated key terms of a 2012 groundbreaking contract it had signed with the Newark Teachers Union, an arbitrator just ruled, and now it owes millions of dollars to public school teachers. The district was then entirely run by the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has long had a contentious relationship with teachers and their union.…

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Teachers entitled to longevity raises, arbitrator finds

Karen Yi, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEWARK — An arbitrator has found the Newark school district violated terms of the 2012 teachers contract that received unified praise from Gov. Chris Christie and national union leaders for being a landmark agreement between often warring parties.

Responding to a series of grievances filed by the Newark Teachers Union in 2013, an arbitrator last month said the Newark school district violated certain provisions, including failing to give employees promised payments for longevity.…

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Newark Teachers Union Wins Huge Arbitration Award

NEWARK, N.J.—An arbitrator has found (link is external) that the state violated many of the terms of the 2012 contract agreement it signed with the Newark Teachers Union—and which Gov. Chris Christie lauded at a news conference—and owes hundreds of Newark public school teachers millions of dollars.

The Newark Teachers Union filed grievances over the district’s failure to implement several provisions of the 2012 contract.…

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