NJ Public Unions Vow To Stand Up To U.S. Supreme Court Janus Ruling

Colleen O’Dea, NJ Spotlight

Union leaders, Democratic lawmakers remain uncowed by decision to strip public-sector unions of right to collect ‘fair-share’ fees from nonmembers who benefit from negotiated contracts

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a harsh, but not unexpected blow to public-sector unions yeterday, when it ruled that nonunion members cannot be forced to pay fees to them.…

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2018 AFT New Jersey Endorsements

*indicates incumbent +indicates labor candidate

 

United States Senate

Robert Menendez (D)*

 

United States House of Representatives

District 1

Donald Norcross (D)*+

District 2

Jeff Van Drew (D)

District 3

Andy Kim (D)

District 4

Josh Welle

District 5

Joshua Gottheimer (D)*

District 6

Frank Pallone (D)*

District 7

Tom Malinowski (D)

District 8

Albio Sires (D)*

District 9

Bill Pascrell (D)*

District 10

Donald Payne, Jr.…

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FB Friends: Frame Your Profile

Make sure you Like AFTNJ on Facebook…

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Sticking To The Union

Regardless of how the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Janus v. AFSCME, I believe New Jersey’s union members know the value of relying on one another as active members of our unions. Whether we are teaching in an elementary-school or university classroom, counseling students, crunching numbers or keeping our campus safe and clean, AFT members support one another and express our collective professional voice through our union.…

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Press: Education Workers Will Remain United as Supreme Court Sides With Wealthy, Corporate Interests in Anti-Union Case

Decision Won’t Stop Union Growth as Workers Organize to Give Voice to Shared Values

EDISON—The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of wealthy and corporate interests’ attempt to silence workers and their unions won’t stop them from working to build a better life for themselves, those they serve and their communities, according to AFT New Jersey President Donna M.…

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Direct Primary Care Week
 June 18-22

Direct Primary Care allows you to save money while receiving a more patient-focused relationship with a doctor who is caring and always there for you. During Direct Primary Care Week, we’re focusing on ensuring that our members understand the importance of primary care and the access to outstanding care you now have available as part of your state and school health benefits.…

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Cooperation, Communication Highlight Among Education Leaders in Newark

Education advocates, district management talk student success at University High School

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(left to right): Newark Chief Education Officer Toni Baskerville-Richardson, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, 2018 University High School Valedictorian Prince Abimah, incoming Superintendent Roger Leon, Newark Teachers Union President John M. Abeigon, University High School Principal Edwin Mendez.

NEWARK…American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten visited University High School in Newark Tuesday June 5 with Newark Teachers Union President John M.…

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Health care unions question RWJBarnabas, Rutgers affiliation

Public sector unions, including Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5094 and SPAE Nurses Local 5089, are seeking details of Rutgers University’s plans under a new affiliation with RWJBarnabas Health.

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“When a public institution such as Rutgers enters into an affiliation agreement with a private company there must be oversight and transparency, yet either entity is required to disclose this information with patients, workers and the community,” said Tom Murphy, co-president of HPAE Local 5094, in a statement.…

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Chiera Testimony To Senate Labor and Education Joint Meeting

The Senate Labor Committee, Chairman Fred H. Madden, and the Senate Education Committee, Chairwoman M. Teresa Ruiz, met jointly May 31 to hear testimony from invited speakers on the topics of teacher sexual misconduct, the reporting of child abuse in schools and the process for tenure charge arbitration in the case of teacher sexual misconduct.

Chiera: As the President of AFT New Jersey, representing 30,000 educators in our schools and colleges, we have a track record of working with many of you in the legislature to make sure that children are protected, the public is served and teachers are treated fairly.…

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