8-8-16: Decision day for Steve Sweeney

http://Hundreds of NJEA members gathered at the Statehouse today, the last day for Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, to keep his promise to post and pass SCR-2. That is the resolution that would put a constitutional amendment to mandate responsible pension funding on the ballot this November. The protest, organized by NJEA’s Summer Fellows, sent […]

No Pension No Peace!

Alongside NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan, hundreds of NJEA members arrived at Senator Sweeney’s office to ensure that he knew we expect him to keep his promise and post SCR-2, our constitutional pension funding amendment. Hundreds more flooded his office with phone calls and emails, overwhelming the system with the sheer volume of messages. As […]

Sweeney Fails to Post Pension Amendment

In response to Senator Sweeney’s failure to keep his promise and post the constitutional  pension funding amendment, stating “there’s always next year”, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer released this statement: “Sen. Sweeney made a promise to our members that the pension amendment would happen this year. Next year isn’t good enough. He needs to decide whether […]

Keep Your Pension Promise!

Breaking news!!!! There is a rally at Senator Sweeney’s office in West Deptford tomorrow from 12-2 pm. Join with fellow NJEA members as we call on for him to fulfill his promise and post SCR-2, which would put the question on the ballot to fully fund our pensions. Click here for the details.  Call Senator […]

South Bound Brook Needs Our Help!

Please join Laura Bochner, Dan Epstein, and Steve Beatty (so far) at a rally to support Laura’s local, the South Bound Brook Education Association (flyer attached). Working all year without a contract we are looking for support in a rally for about an hour at 6:00 pm tomorrow, April 13th outside our one and only […]

Privatization Battles

We have another battle on our hands. The Bound Brook BOE is attempting to privatize their paraprofessionals.  Thirty people who have dedicated their careers to helping our students most in need risk losing their jobs.  The Basking Ridge BOE is also attempting to outsource paraprofessional positions to less experienced, non-Association labor.  While Bound Brook wants […]

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 […]