Collective bargaining award

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Published on Friday, June 14, 2013

Jim George

A local association that has demonstrated excellence in collective bargaining will be honored at the Jim George Collective Bargaining Summit on Oct. 18-19 with the Jim George Collective Bargaining Award. Those nominated will also be recognized.


A local qualifies for nomination by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • Bargained one or more new contractual provisions not already found in another affiliate’s contract.
  • Conducted an extraordinary community-organizing effort that resulted in a settled agreement.
  • Used the bargaining process to propel new members into association involvement and leadership positions.
  • Achieved a particularly good settlement, in comparison to state averages, in salary increases, benefits, professional development, and/or member protection and follows best practices for salary guides.


Local associations can be nominated by any NJEA member or NJEA staff member.

To nominate a local submit this form electronically or submit a letter describing the local’s success, which must reference one or more of the four criteria listed above. Be sure to include complete name of local nominator, title/position, and duration of collective bargaining agreement. All nominees will be invited to attend the Jim George Summit.

Send nomination letters to:

PO Box 1211
Trenton, NJ 08607-1211
Attn: Zella Felzenberg, Director of UniServ.


Nominations must be received at NJEA no later than 5 p.m. on Sept. 17, 2013.


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