Randi Weingarten, AFT National President and Joseph DelGrosso, NTU President will lead the march along with other Newark Unions, students, community groups on Monday, December 9, 2013- National Day of Action. The national event will kick off at 3:30pm at 30 Clinton Street, Newark, NJ.
Click to hear Radio Commercial from AFT President & NTU
FIGHT BACK FRIDAY IS HERE!...
When: Friday, December 6, 2013
Where: At your school- 30 minutes before school starts and/or after school ends for 30 minutes.
-Express your participation by wearing some form of black dress or accessory.
-Support the cause by passing out documented educational materials about “Saving Our Students, Saving Our Schools”.
Click on the following links to get all the disturbing details, hard facts, what you can do professionally, time-lines, what to say Yes to, what to say No to, and much more...
Save Our Students, Save Our Schools pdf
Save Our Students, Save Our Schools pdf (Portuguese)
Save Our Students, Save Our Schools pdf (Spanish)
NEW JERSEY RESOURCES 2013 FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES, DIVISION OF DISABILITY IS AVAILABLE NOW FOR YOU TO VIEW OR DOWNLOAD. CLICK HERE...
Robert Braun award-winning journalist and longtime respected columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger asks for Newark Public School's Superintendent Anderson to Resign!
Click here to read Robert Braun's article “Should you work in the Newark schools if you think the children are potential criminals?”
Public Employee Health Complaint Form that NTU Members can use to file concerns about health and safety issues in their schools. Form can be filed anonymously.
Click here to download official form.
Click here to visit the NJ Department of Health
HOME VISITATIONS BY SCHOOL STAFF
Joe Del Grosso, NTU President met with Superintendent Anderson to discuss NPS policy regarding home visits. Superintendent Anderson agreed with DelGrosso that Home Visits are not mandatory and any individual who felt uneasy about making a home visit would not have to make them.
Employees who wish to make a home visit and feel that they are safe should follow the procedures outlined by the district.
Follow this link to read Senator Rice's letter to Superintendent Anderson regarding Home Visits.
TEACHERS ARE OUR FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE
We need to do more to make teachers safe. We need to do more to make them know we recognize they are often the first line of defense against people who would do them harm to children. If nothing else, we need to say thank you. - To read the entire article please click here...
PREGNANCY, FMLA & NJFLA UPDATE...
Click here to download the latest update details regarding your rights under the law. John Abeigon, NTU Director of Organization.
MARK THESE DATES ON YOUR
Next Retiree Meeting is November 19, 2013
New York Holiday Trip is December 12, 2013
Retiree Luncheon is December 19, 2013
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NEWARK VOTER REGISTRATION DAY AT NTU HEADQUARTERS: 9-24-2013
Michael Dixon, NTU Secretary-Treasurer and COPE Chairperson supporting the Shabazz High School Marching Band at NTU Headquarters on 1019 Broad Street Tuesday, September 24, 2013.
Dixon and NTU Staff organized & promoted Voter Registration Day in Newark in preparation for upcoming political elections.
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2013-2015 Retiree Officers and
Executive Board Members
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NTU ERC Hours of Operation
The ERC will be open from Monday, August 19, 2013 through Friday, August 30, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. & throughout the school year Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. & Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. - 7:30 pm
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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.
Thinking About Retiring...click here to get Request for Retirement / Resignation Form
THINKING OF RETIRING? WANT TO GET A JUMP START! CREATE YOUR “MY NEW JERSEY ACCOUNT” QUICKLY AND VIEW “RETIREMENT MADE EASY”.
Step by step guidelines to prepare for retirement... Click here for both.
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 email@example.com.
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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Updated Salary Inquiry Form - Click Here...
ELECTION TO WORK AGREEMENTS UPDATE...
It has been brought to NTU’s attention that at some of the renew schools designated for 2012-2013, a Draft Election to Work Agreement is being circulated among staff. It is important to know these EWA’s are ONLY DRAFTS! As per our contract, Election to Work Agreements can only be disseminated by NPS after consultation with NTU. We were not consulted on any of these Election to Work Agreements.
The NTU intends to grieve any violation of the new contract. This includes any Newark school's attempt to create an illegitimate Election to Work Agreement and any attempt to immediately and unilaterally change the conditions of these schools. In Solidarity, John Abeigon, NTU Dir. of Organizatio
STILL HAVING CLASS SIZE & AIDE ISSUES...
Email completed survey to Michael Maillaro, NTU Director of Research & Communication at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-643-8430 ext 20. To download survey as well as class size and staffing regulations per New Jersey Administrative Code NJAC 6A click here.