ESSA process reveals pitfalls and promise

More than 30 states submitted their plans for implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act to the Education Department Sept. 18, an important milestone that reveals both potential and challenges when it comes to rolling out ESSA, the latest version of the nation's biggest preK-12 education law.

Democrats tackle early childhood education and care

One of America's toughest kitchen-table issues received vital national attention when congressional Democrats introduced the Child Care for Working Families Act—a bold, ambitious national strategy to place affordable, high-quality preschool and child care within the reach and the budgets of millions of families.

Labor Walks for Union Endorsed Candidates

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The labor movement is counting on you to ensure that we elect Hillary Clinton as President, all endorsed congressional candidates, and 45 rank-and-file labor candidates on Tuesday, November 8. Every affiliated union is encouraged to provide volunteers between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, beginning on the date listed for each Central Labor Council’s staging locations listed below. Walks will continue each Saturday through Election Day. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their smartphones to utilize our new app-based walk packets. Additional walks will be announced at a later date.

Bergen CLC
IBEW 164, 205 Robin Road, Paramus
Michael Schneider (201)803-6461

Burlington CLC
CWA 1036, 26 High Street, Mount Holly
Rich Spieler (609)922-9109

Camden County
Garden State Pavilion, 2240 -15 Rt. 70 West, Cherry Hill
Bob Schiavinato (609)314-6489, (Southern CLC)

Cumberland County
226 High St., Millville
Bob Schiavinato (609)314-6489, (Southern CLC)

Essex/West Hudson CLC
RWDSU 108, 1576 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood
Tom Giblin (973)244-5801

Gloucester County
27 South Broad, Woodbury
Bob Schiavinato (609)314-6489, (Southern CLC)

Hudson CLC
MEBA D-1, 37 Edward Hart Drive, Jersey City
Peter Busacca (201)583-1300

Mercer CLC
IBEW 269, 670 Whitehead Road, Trenton
Michael Maloney (732)792-0999

Middlesex/Somerset CLC
IBEW 456, 1295 Livingston Ave, North Brunswick
Tom Tighe (732)735-3311

Monmouth/Ocean CLC
IBEW 400, 3301 Highway 138, Wall
Wyatt Earp (732)773-9480

Passaic CLC
UFCW 1262, 1389 Broad Street, Clifton
Juan Negron (201)618-5184

Union CLC
SMWIA 22, 106 South Avenue West, Cranford
James McManus (973)477-9420

 

This post provided by AFTNJ.org – the original post can be found at http://aftnj.org/topics/news/aftnj-news/2016/10992/

“The Signal” publishes a piece on the current condition of TCNJ’s Faculty

Below you will find an excerpt from an editorial piece recently published in “The Signal”.  The president of our AFT Union, John Krimmel, relays some of the struggles and concerns that have been brought about since our contracts expired.

While being a professor is a full-time job, some professors have had to take on second jobs because they are no longer making enough money as a professor, according to John Krimmel, president of the College’s American Federation of Teachers Union and an associate professor of criminology.

The article in its entirety can be found at the link below:

Professors are underutilized and undervalued resources