Archive | 2015

NJEA Members Lead HUGE Election Victory

NJEA members lead huge election victory NJEA PAC-endorsed candidates score upsets Published on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Following a strong campaign supported by NJEA members making phone calls and knocking on doors, Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling are the first Democrats to represent Legislative District 11 in Monmouth County since 1991. Here they are congratulated […]

President’s Message

To all, Elections have consequences. That is the stark reality that we in public education have been dealing with for the past six years; increased contributions to our pensions and health benefits, statutory caps on school budgets that have stifled our ability to negotiate a living wage, and a climate that continually vilifies us as […]

SCEA Rallies for Full Pension Funding in Somerville

  Somerset County teachers, school employees pressure local legislators to demand full pension funding   Hundreds of active and retired teachers and school employees from across Somerset County rallied outside of Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman’s Somerville offices on Monday to draw attention to the state’s failure to fully fund public employee […]

State Releases Evaluation Data

State releases evaluation data 97.3 percent rated effective or higher NJEA president Wendell Steinhauer released the following statement in response to the report released today by the New Jersey Department of Education showing that 97.3 percent of New Jersey teacher met or exceeded expectations under the new AchieveNJ evaluation system: “It is encouraging, but not […]

NJEA: “No Further Discussion” with Pension Commission

**See the nj.com article on this topic as well!** NJEA demands full pension funding ‘No further discussion’ with pension commission Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 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 […]

Christie’s Latest Pension Lies

April 17, 2015 Christie’s latest pension lies More dishonest finger-pointing, but still no solutions Trenton – NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer today blasted Governor Chris Christie for telling more lies about the state pension crisis. Christie told two blatant falsehoods to an audience in Hasbrouck Heights yesterday, both of which Steinhauer corrected. “Governor Christie’s long history […]

Pension Resources!

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NJEA Members Rally Against Christie

Hundreds of NJEA members came out to Governor Christie’s town hall meeting in Old Bridge on Tuesday, April 8. Click below for full details: Chirstie Scrutinized at Old Bridge Town Hall Meeting     (Above) NJEA Secretary Treasurer Sean Spiller, Bob Blistan, and SCEA 2nd Vice President Dan Epstein at the rally.