2018 Legislative Conference: “We Care, We Fight, We Vote, We Win”
AFTNJ members met in Atlantic City April 13-14 to learn more about legislative issues and tactics, discover tools to strengthen locals and vote on business and for new officers at the union’s biennial convention.
|2018-2020 Officer Election Results
On Saturday, April 14, the following officers were elected for the term July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020.Donna Chiera, President
Sue Tardi, Executive VP Higher Education
Rob Barbier, Executive VP PreK-12
Jennifer Higgins, Treasurer
Lucye Millerand, Secretary
PREK-12 VICE PRESIDENTS
HIGHER ED VICE PRESIDENTS
There is one vacant Higher Ed VP position. Information about filling that vacancy will be distributed in an upcoming newsletter.
Green Resolution Passes
The resolution was modeled one passed by the Raritan Valley Community College Faculty Federation in February.
Friend of Higher Education award for Asm. Dan Benson, presented by Jennifer Higgins (center), Donna Chiera
NTU President John Abeigon (right) accepts “Friend of Education” award on behalf of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka from PreK-12 Exec. VP Rob Barbier (left) and Donna Chiera.
“Pride of the Union” award presented to outgoing Treasurer Joe Amabile.
“Friend of Labor” award presented to Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo.
Policy Discussions And Workshops
Robert Barbier, Kay Schechter, acting Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet Ed.D.
Local Heroes Recognized
Perth Amboy Hero: Mallory Rohrbach
Patricia Paradiso, Mallory Rohrbach, Donna Chiera
URA Hero: Kay Schechter
Kay Schechter, Lucye Millerand, Donna Chiera
Linda Gazzillo, Sue Tardi, Vince Vicari, Donna Chiera
Jennifer Higgins, Bill Sullivan, Richard Wolfson, Donna Chiera, Mike Heller
Kean Hero: Dr. Frank Argote-Freyre
James Castiglione, Frank Argote-Freyre, Donna Chiera
Leonard Winogora, Elaine Bobrove, Donna Chiera
Thomas Edison Hero: Charlene Martucci
Tim Haresign, Donna Chiera
Hudson CCC Support Staff Federation Hero: Dorothea Graham-King
Dorothea Graham-King, Donna Chiera