Month: April 2017

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Baraka and Pro-Charter Slate Sweeps Newark School Board Elections Again

By Alyana Alfaro


Newark Teachers Union President John Abeigon said that, while the NTU respects Baraka’s decision to support a compromise slate, they do not agree that working with charter school advocates is in the best interest of Newark students. Abeigon said that he hopes the newly elected members of the school board move toward a moratorium on charter schools.…

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Rutgers DREAMer Faces Possible Deportation #HandsOffCarimer

By Brenda Flanagan, Correspondent

DREAMer Carimer Andujar rallied marchers last November in support of unauthorized immigrants and to make Rutgers a sanctuary campus.

“Which means that students like myself … will be able to go to class and not fear deportation,” she said.

But this month, the firebrand president of UndocuRutgers got a letter from ICE ordering her to a meeting with deportation officers early next month.…

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DACA student at Rutgers to be interviewed by immigration officials #HandsOffCarimer

Monsy Alvarado, Staff Writer

Immigration officials have told an undocumented Rutgers University student who was brought to the United States as a child and later granted protection from deportation that she needs to report to their office in the coming weeks for an interview, a move that has raised concern among professors whose union has asked that the school declare itself a sanctuary for undocumented students.…

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MCC faculty, staff rally for fair contract

Susan Loyer

EDISON – Middlesex County College students, faculty and staff rallied at the college Monday for a fair contract.

In addition, members of the Middlesex County College American Federation of Teachers unit called on the college to end its contract with Jackson Lewis, an “anti-union” law firm that is leading the negotiations, according to a statement from the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey.…

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Faculty, Students and Community Rally Against Union Busting Law Firm and Call for Fair Contract #DumpJacksonLewis

Rally launches campaign to “Dump Jackson Lewis” and Says Firm Notorious for
Anti-Union Tactics Incompatible with Middlesex County Values

EDISON–For the past 16 years as president of the faculty union at Middlesex
County College, Criminal Justice Professor Patricia Payne and her team have
been bargaining contracts for a full time faculty unit. Since their contract
expired last July, negotiations have been different, according to Payne, as
faculty members are working without a contract and engaged in contentious

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Please Sign to Join the Call to #DumpJacksonLewis

Tell MCC President Joann La Perla-Morales and the Board of Trustees to stop spending student tuition and public funds on a firm dedicated to weakening unions and attacking workers. Jackson Lewis is a notorious union-busting law firm, specializing in union-avoidance representation, consulting and training. They are inconsistent with New Jersey, Middlesex County and higher education values.…

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Rutgers AAUP-AFT Endorses Murphy for Governor

The Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters, an affiliate of both the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers, endorsed Phil Murphy for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey.

“Phil Murphy’s attention to detail and his focus on the issues affecting higher education today make him our clear choice to serve as our next governor,” said David M.…

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College Professors Fed Up with Lack of Contract

By Michael Aron
Chief Political Correspondent

State college and university professors and staff are fed up. They haven’t had a raise in nearly two years. Today they marched in protest on seven college campuses around the state, in some cases delivering a New Orleans style funeral dirge as they marched.

Montclair State University Adjunct Professor Union President Bob Noonan helped lead his campus’ march.…

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Union Mourns Death of Higher Education: Funeral March Demands Faculty Contracts and Adjunct Equity

By Dana Jarvis, News Editor

Montclair State University faculty and staff union members organized an unusual protest yesterday, marching from Café Diem to the front of College Hall to mourn the death of higher education under Gov. Chris Christie.

The mock funeral procession included umbrellas and a casket with the words “RIP State-Wide Contracts” displayed proudly on the front.…

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Stockton faculty join statewide rallies for new contract

Diane D’Amico, Staff Writer

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — About 200 Stockton University faculty members, staff and students joined their counterparts at public colleges across the state Wednesday in protesting their lack of a contract after almost two years and what they called an overall lack of support for higher education.

“Our message is simple,” said Tim Haresign, a Stockton professor and president of the Council of State College Locals, AFT/AFL-CIO, which represents the faculty.…

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State college faculty, staff rally for new contract

Tom Nobile and Ricardo Kaulessar, NorthJersey

More than 10,000 employees at nine state colleges and universities have been working without a contract since July 2015.

Staff and students at Ramapo College and Montclair State University held New Orleans’-style funeral marches Wednesday, part of a statewide protest calling for a new contract for employees at nine state colleges and universities.…

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College Council ‘Day of Action’ For Higher Education and a Fair Contract

College Council President Tim Haresign, a Stockton University Professor, said, “Our state does not support higher education to the extent we should and we have the highest out-migration of students in the country. We have invested in bonding construction of new facilities—which is important—but we are failing to invest in the people to teach, conduct research and work with students in these buildings.”…

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Here’s why N.J. college professors are protesting Wednesday

By Adam Clark,  NJ Advance Media for

TRENTON — Professors and other staff at several New Jersey public colleges will protest Wednesday as they approach nearly two years without a contract.

The protests will include New Orleans’-style funeral marches on some campuses and a teach-in at Kean University, according to union leaders for the Council of New Jersey State College Locals.

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