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2018 Legislative Conference: “We Care, We Fight, We Vote, We Win”

2018 Convention and Legislative Conference

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.

Convention Report

Conference Report

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
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Women’s March on New Jersey

When: January 20, 2018 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Morristown, New Jersey

Women's MarchWe are excited to celebrate the achievements of women since last year’s incredible demonstration of resistance through sister marches across the country. Since then, we ran for office, we organized, we told our stories, we listened, and we voted. We are now ready to mobilize women across New Jersey to bring our power to the polls this November, and continue our march towards equity and justice.…

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Tell Your Representative: Don’t Raise My Taxes to Give to Millionaires


Did you know that 80% of the tax cuts in the GOP bill (which may be voted on Thursday) go to the top 1% over the next decade? Tell your congressional representative to vote against the bill and stand with working families in his district.

Public services that benefit all citizens including education, public safety, public health services and infrastructure projects which will suffer if millionaires evade paying their fair share.…

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2017 Election: Get Involved

Labor Walks Saturday Mornings

Monmouth/Ocean CLC, IBEW 400, 3301 Highway 138, Wall, Wyatt Earp (732) 773-9480
Hudson CLC, MEBA D-1, 37 Edward Hart Drive, Jersey City, Peter Busacca (201) 583-1300
Essex/West Hudson CLC, RWDSU 108, 1576 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, Tom Giblin (973) 244-5801
Bergen CLC, IBEW 164, 205 Robin Road, Paramus, Michael Schneider (201) 803-6461
Burlington CLC, CWA 1036, 26 High Street, Mount Holly, Rich Spieler (609) 922-9109
Passaic CLC, UFCW 1262, 1389 Broad Street, Clifton, Juan Negron (201) 618-5184
Southern CLC

  • Camden County – Garden State Pavilion, 2240-15 Rt.
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Please Donate To Help Texas

When Superstorm Sandy hit New Jersey, AFT immediately reached out and activated the disaster fund  to help offset expenses for members who lost homes, cars and valuables. As Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on families across Texas, AFT’s disaster fund will be there again, helping members rebuild and get on with their lives.  AFT cannot do it alone, they need our help.…

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Charter school won’t pay teachers for final 2 months, Sign petition for accountability

By Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

NEWARK — A New Jersey charter school ordered to shut down at the end of June may close its doors without paying the final two months of teachers’ salaries, state and local union leaders say.

Teachers at Merit Preparatory Charter School in Newark are not unionized and have individual employment contracts stipulating they work during the 10-month school year and have their paychecks spread out over the 12-month calendar year, according to the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey chapter.

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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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