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2014 NTU ERC COUPON
All NTU Members: Come to NTU ‘s Educational Resource Center (ERC) located on the 4th floor at 1019 Broad Street, Newark, NJ. directly across from Symphony Hall. Secure and easy access NTU parking is available behind our offices.

Come to our professionally staffed center and network with your coworkers. You can use your free $6 coupon starting Monday, August 18, 2014. The coupon expires Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Summer hours are from 9am until 2pm Monday through Friday.

Regular school hours are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 3:30pm until 5:30pm. Extended hours are available on Wednesday from 3:30pm until 7:30pm.

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Alert2NTU RETIRED EMPLOYEES ALERT!!!Dear Members: “...There is no denying the fact that New Jersey retired public employees and currently employed are being attacked by forces hell bent on destroying a pension system that has served New Jersey residents and public employees since 1922 and for teachers since 1919. Mr. Christie is spending the summer kicking sand in the face of all NJ retirees and those still employed by trying to sell yet another pension reform package...” To read the entire story click here.

Now is the time to stand up to the Governor, his handlers and financial backers. You can do this by joining NJRPEO. Help us continue to build an organization that can stop the attacks on public employees and save your pension. To join is free and easy! All are welcome whether you currently live in or out of New Jersey.

Email and leave the message “add me to the list” Within days, NJRPEO will share with you the full details of the draft bill entitled, “Independent Pension Systems Actuarial Assumptions Act.”

NTU Organization Update
Union Brothers and Sisters: It has been a very busy summer and the NTU Organization has been effective and persistent in providing representative services to our members. Eugene Liss the NTU legal Counsel has been instrumental in successfully litigating tenure cases. We have also been involved and working very closely with the Education Law Center and Newark Community Groups in fighting the OneNewark Plan. The list goes on and includes filing PERC charges, Peer Oversight Committee appeals, tenure rights, state evaluation process and pay owed members.

Please read and share this NJSPOTLIGHT article for which we modestly take credit...”the last thing we want is a teacher’s status affected by a district that doesn’t want to carry this out appropriately....”

John Abeigon, Director NTU Organization


Alert2NTU MEMBERS WHO ARE EWP!
Download this link to help you locate currently available district positions by School and Title. C
all the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.


John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization

 

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TO DOWNLOAD THE 2014-2015 NPS SCHOOL CALENDAR CLICK HERE...
 

Alert2ALL MEMBERS WHO ARE ON EWP

The next to last paragraph in the letter sent to you by Vanessa Rodriguez is incorrect. It states that unless you find a placement, you may be assigned to a role or multiple roles throughout the school year in order to best serve the needs of students. That is completely wrong.

You are not required to work in any role that IS NOT COVERED BY YOUR AREA OF CERTIFICATION. You are especially NOT to cover for laid off aides, clerks or counselors. Nor are you to emergency-sub for substitutes longer then for a day or two. By taking on these roles, you are aiding and abetting the NPS and opening yourself up to liability issues.

Feel free to call the NTU at 973-643-8430 with any questions or concerns you may have.

John Abeigon, Director of NTU Organization

 

Guidelines for Performing Observations on Teachers Returning From Extended Leave... Click here to Download NJDOE AcheiveNJ Guidelines for performing observations on teachers returning from extended leaves (FMLA, Maternity, etc). Please feel free to reach out to NJDOE Office of Evaluation for implementation guidance on evaluations and AcheiveNJ.

John Abeigon, NTU Director of Organiztion


 

Click here to download Job Announcements and Applications for Newark Public Schools Summer School Programs 2014.

Take Back Newark Schools Ad CampaignCLICK HERE TO CATCH THE LATEST RADIO & YOUTUBE ADS

 

Princess HogueCongratulations to Princess Hogue NTU VP, Office of Special Education Building Rep and Preschool CST member! Princess Hogue was assigned to the New Jersey State Task Force for Improving Special Education for Public School Students. Correspondence may be sent to phogue@ntuaft.com.

 

NJ-Resources-2013NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE...

 

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Pension Web Campaign Is Live

Dear PEC Members:

The website to solicit members to write their pension system board secretaries is now live. This is a joint project of PEC unions and other allied unions.  Working together as a coalition, we will have the most success in moving forward.

You can visit www.njaflcio.org to participate in the pension campaign and to urge pension plan members to demand that the board of their fund sue on their behalf as well. The campaign is the first story on our website. 

The NJEA is a coalition partner in this campaign and has volunteered to host this web campaign through their website.

Please take a few minutes to forward this link to your membership and ask them to send a letter to their appropriate pension board. The legal language is provided for you. You simply provide the requested information.

Thank you for your participation and please contact us if you have questions.

NJ AFL-CIO iconIn Solidarity,

Charles Wowkanech President
Laurel Brennan Secretary-Treasurer

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Thinking About Retiring... click here to get Request for Retirement / Resignation Form


NTU PEER OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
NTU members can now pass along any concerns, issues and suggestions regarding Peer Oversight.

The NTU has created an email address for members  to address Peer Oversight in a confidential, secure format. Please send your emails to the NTU Peer Oversight Committee at peeroversight@ntuaft.com.

Alert2Updated Salary Inquiry Form - Click Here...

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 FMLA COMPLAINTS...
If you or any member have been adversely effected by NPS’s failure to notify, we strongly urge you to contact
Northern New Jersey District Office
US Dept. of Labor, Wage & Hour Division, Joseph Petrecca, District Director,
Phone: (908) 317-8611 

Click this link to read all the details, updates, guidelines
and what to do if you have a problem with FMLS.
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TEACHER EVALUATION WAIVERS...
Click here to read the latest on new teacher evaluations.
Joseph DelGrosso, NTU President
 

High-School Students Disrupt Newark School Advisory Board Meeting: Click Here...

Video: Newark Students Union Occupies Newark Public Schools: Click Here...  

Video: Community Puts Forward Vision for Newark Schools: Click Here...  (AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFTNJ President Donna Chiera)

NJ Leaders and AFT Call for Cami Anderson to Go: Click Here...    (AFT President Randi Weingarten)

Video: Why we oppose One Newark: Click Here...   (AFT President Randi Weingarten)

Keep Newark Schools Open Ras Baraka: Click Here...

 

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Newark Teachers Union and while we endeavor to keep the information up-to-date and correct, we make no representations of any kind about the completeness, accuracy and reliability, with respect to the website or the information.

Last updated: October 01, 2014

President’s Column

Joseph DelGrosso, NTU Presidentntu_logo_j

 


Joseph Del Grosso


September 8, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
 
During the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, public education continues to be under attack from many directions.  At times, it is hard to be optimistic about the future of the Newark Public Schools, but over the last few years, I have seen many things that make me hopeful for the future and proud to be the President of the Newark Teachers Union.
 
Last year, hundreds of members participated in our “Fight Back Friday” campaign to help inform the community of Newark about the problems we face & potential solutions. The community has become stronger than ever in advocating for themselves and public education, and we are glad for the part we played in this. We will continue to work with the community and the membership to educate and inform all stakeholders, including administrators, parents, students, the media, and legislators.

The NTU Organization has been effective and persistent in providing representative services to our members. Eugene Liss the NTU legal Counsel has been instrumental in successfully litigating tenure cases. We have also been involved and working very closely with the Education Law Center and Newark Community Groups in fighting the OneNewark Plan. The list goes on and includes filing PERC charges, Peer Oversight appeals, tenure rights, state evaluation process and pay owed members.
 
We will continue to face many personal & professional challenges in the foreseeable future, but as long as we stand in solidarity, those challenges will create the motivation and capacity to solve them.

In Solidarity,

Joseph Del Grosso
President
ntupres@ntuaft.com

John M. Abeigon
Director of Organization
jabeigon@ntuaft.com

Michael F. Dixon
Secretary-Treasurer
mdixon@ntuaft.com

Michael Maillaro
Editor
mmaillaro@ntuaft.com

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AFT New Jersey consists of four New Jersey American Federation of Teachers representative units. They are: Council of New Jersey State College Locals (CNJSCL), Health Professional and Allied Professions (HPAE), and the New Jersey State Federation of Teachers(NJSFT). AFT-NJ represents the interests of its constituent organizations and the American Federation of Teachers in New Jersey and at the National level.

Prevent child abuse.  For additional information on Child Abuse or to receive more leaflets to distribute to students call 1-800-CHILDREN.

"My Promise for Prevention" leaflet - PDF version

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LEAVE OF ABSENCE WITHOUT PAY AND PURCHASING MBOS SERVICE CREDIT...

Members of the PERS & TPAF are eligible to purchase all or any portion of service credit for official leaves of absence, including FMLA & NJFLA, without pay. The amount of time eligible for purchase also depends on what "type" of leave was taken. CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE DETAILS

All purchase requests must be submitted to the Division of Pensions and Benefits using the Purchase Application program of the Member Benefits On-line System (MBOS). Information about MBOS and the on-line Purchase Application can be found in the MBOS Users’ Guide.
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NTU ACTS

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NTU ACTS?

NTU ACTS is the Newark Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff