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NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement today: "NJEA has notified the New Jersey Pension and Benefits Study Commission that our sole focus is on ensuring that our members’ current pensions are fully funded by the state, and that no further discussion will be occurring between NJEA and the Commission."Read
Created on Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Gov. Christie’s strained relationship with reality when it comes to pensions was on display again yesterday in Hasbrouck Heights. During a testy exchange about pension funding with Steve Panagiotou, whose wife Kristen is a teacher and NJEA member, Christie angrily and inaccurately accused unions of playing partisan politics on pension funding.Read
Created on Friday, April 17, 2015
The borough of Hasbrouck Heights saw red during Gov. Christie’s town hall meeting yesterday. NJEA members turned out en masse wearing red shirts as a show of solidarity against the governor’s refusal to fund the state’s public employee pension systems as required by Chapter 78, the pension and benefits law that Christie signed in 2011.Read
Every payday—from your first paycheck to your last—you’ve contributed to your pension. The same can’t be said of the state. For over 15 years it has shirked its responsibility to fully fund the pension system. Here’s your chance to remind lawmakers to do their part.Read
Created on Friday, April 10, 2015
The Lobby Day scheduled for May 6 has been cancelled and rescheduled for June 3. More information will be posted as it becomes available.Read
Created on Thursday, April 09, 2015
NJEA is calling on Governor Chris Christie to stop pointing fingers and ducking responsibility for the state’s pension problems, which grow worse each day he refuses to obey the pension funding law he signed in 2011.Read
Created on Tuesday, April 07, 2015
PARCC legislation has been flying through the NJ Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support, but it’s hitting a roadblock in the Senate. It’s time to ask Senators to stand up and be counted on an issue that matters to parents, educators and voters in New Jersey. The info you need is inside. Please act now!
Created on Tuesday, March 10, 2015
County legislative dinners are a great way to learn about current educational issues, meet your state lawmakers, and share your thoughts about making public education. For further details, contact your county education association office, county association president, or county government relations chairperson.Read
Created on Monday, March 09, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to Gov. Christie’s budget address earlier today: "Throughout our discussions with the commission, we have focused on policy approaches that will benefit the state and our members. Unfortunately, today politics trumped policy. NJEA is deeply disappointed that Gov. Christie overstated the nature of the understanding we reached with the commission after many months of conversation."Read
Created on Tuesday, February 24, 2015
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement regarding the legal ruling by Judge Mary Jacobson on NJEA’s pension lawsuit yesterday and the Final Report of the New Jersey Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission expected to be released soon: "We are very pleased that Judge Jacobson so clearly and unambiguously ruled that Gov. Christie and the State of New Jersey have a legal obligation to fund the pension according to the law he signed in 2011. It’s the right decision and a fiscally appropriate response to the pension funding crisis that the state has created for itself over the last 15 years. It’s time for Gov. Christie to finally do the responsible thing and fund the pension systems. It is deeply disappointing that he has indicated that he will continue to fight the ruling."
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