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 […]

Pop-Up Rally at Christie Presidential Race Announcement

Join the Essex County Education Association on July 30 at 9:30 AM to rally outside Chris Christie’s presidential announcement at Livingston High School.  Click the link for details and to register!   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chris-christie-truth-to-power-pop-up-rally-hosted-by-the-essex-county-education-association-tickets-16430462957

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 […]