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NJEA members have elected state and county representatives to the NJEA Executive Committee, NJEA Delegate Assembly (and Alternates), and NEA Representative Assembly in some counties and units, as well as some county association offices. Click through for complete election results.Read
Created on Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Today, which is Tax Day this year, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer joined community activists and statewide advocates, brought together by Better Choices NJ, to call on the state to shift tax burdens away from New Jersey’s middle class citizens.Read
Created on Monday, April 18, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement regarding NJEA’s role in the debate over Atlantic City’s future and the union’s commitment to the collective bargaining rights of its members and all other unionized public employees: “In recent days, NJEA’s position on the very serious issues faced by Atlantic City and its unionized public employees has been misinterpreted in much of the news coverage of those issues. While our position has remained consistent throughout, I want to reiterate where we stand on the key issues."Read
Created on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
May 3, 2016 is National Teacher Day, a time for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives. That week, May 2 - 6, is designated Teacher Appreciation Week by the National PTA. It's a time to strengthen support and respect for teachers and the teaching profession.Read
Do you know an educator who demonstrates the ability to lead, organize and engage educators, members, parents and the community to advocate on social justice issues? Do you know someone who impacts the lives of students, fellow educators and their communities as an activist and leader? NEA is now accepting nominations for their 2016 Social Justice Activist of the Year Award.Read
Created on Thursday, March 31, 2016
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 4-4 on Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA), a case that deals with the collection of representation fees, also known as fair share, from individuals in a collective bargaining unit who do not wish to become union members but want to benefit from union representation. As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision, the earlier ruling of the Ninth Circuit Court, which sided with the CTA, stands.Read
Created on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Education, community and civil rights groups held a press conference at Greater Mount Zion AME Church in Trenton on March 23 to protest the district’s proposed layoff of 164 staff, including 92 paraprofessionals who work with special education students.
Created on Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Trenton’s teachers and educational support professionals (ESP) packed the parking lot outside the city’s board of education offices on March 22 to protest staff cuts that will leave at least 164 school district staff unemployed. The loss includes 92 paraprofessionals, 43 teachers, 23 secretaries and four business and technical employees. Read
The New Jersey Supreme Court today heard arguments in Berg v. Christie, a case brought by public employees challenging the state's unilateral suspension of cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for current and future retirees. No decision was issued today and no date was set for a ruling. NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement: "This case is about the state’s failure to live up to its obligations. New Jersey public employees were promised a COLA when they began working. It was part of the compensation they agreed to for the work they did. After they completed the work, though, the state reneged on the agreement and refused to pay that compensation."Read
Created on Monday, March 14, 2016
NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer issued the following statement on the NJ Transit settlement: "NJEA congratulates the unionized employees of NJ Transit on winning a new contract. Those hard-working women and men provide a critical public service and they deserve a contract that recognizes their work and their dedication."Read
Created on Saturday, March 12, 2016
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