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Fall 2015 Voice (HTML)
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Tenured Faculty Taken Out of the Classroom and Assigned Administrative Duties Read more

Kean University Wenzhou Campus in China Comes Under ScrutinyRead more

Change in Bi Weekly Salary & Promotions During the
Freeze on Increments (Steps)
Read more

2016 State Health Benefit Rate Increases Read more

Common Sense Economics
for Unions
Read More

Has Governor Christie Shortchanged Higher Education? - Take survey

State Active Employees — Approved Medical Plan Designs — Plan Year 2016

State Active Employees - Pecentage of Medical Premium Calculator For
Plan Year 2016

2015 Guide to Health Benefits in Retirement

Pre-Retirement Information

Invest in New Jersey:
Make Higher Education Affordable Again

5-30-13 - NJ Policy Perspective (PDF)

Summary and Employee Cost of New Pension and Health Benefit Changes per Legislation Signed Into Law on June 28, 2011

Union's Analysis and Response to the Kean Commission Higher Ed Task Force Report 2011

State Commission of Investigation Report Blasts Public Higher Education Governance — Recommends Sweeping Reforms

Member Assistance Available for
Employee Advisory Service

Flunking Out in New Jersey NJ's Support
for Higher Ed. Falls Short

ALEC Exposed - Through ALEC, Global Corporations Are Scheming to Rewrite YOUR Rights and Boost THEIR Revenue

UnKoch my Campus - The Koch Brothers are investing millions of dollars across the country to alter the course of higher education.

Higher Ed. Talking Points for Meeting with Your Legislators

Fight for NJ Public Services, Fight for NJ Public Workers! Become a fan on FACEBOOK

Christie Transition Team Education Report
(1-16-10) (PDF)

Christie NJ Department of Labor Workforce Development Transition Subcommittee
Final Report (1-16-10) (PDF)

Faculty and College Excellence

  • Current News
  • Previous News

Christie Administration Can't Give $11M to Religious Schools, Court Rules (5-26-16)

Vote Arnie for the 2016 AFT Everyday Heroes Award!

No Racism at Kean U, Controversial Audit Says (5-10-16)

NJ Comptroller: William Paterson, 2 Other Colleges Owe Students Explanation of Mandatory Fees

Teachers, Staff and Students Try Raising Awareness About Contracts at N.J. University (4-12-16)

Unions Win Court Decision on Payment of Salary Increments (Steps)
Governor Christie Likely to Appeal

Kean U Fight Escalates as Sweeney Demands Outside Investigation

Emails Show Kean's $219,000 Table Was Sent Before it Was OK'd

State Backs $170M Project in Glassboro (2-9-16)

NJ University's First Doctorate Program is Completely Online

Stockton's Island Campus to Cost $100M More Than Showboat Conversion (1-22-16)

Why NJ College for Adults Was Upgraded to University Status

Empty $219,000 Table (1-5-16)

Initial Funding OK Aids Stockton's New Atlantic City Campus (1-5-16)

Black Ministers, Kean Faculty Call for Farahi's Resignation in Campus Protest (12-11-15)

NJ Colleges Compile Wish Lists for $180M in State Funding (11-30-15)

Experts Divided on Kean's Decision Not to Close After Threats (11-25-15)

Stockton University Plans New Campus in Atlantic City (11-20-15)

N.J. Colleges Claim University Status (11-9-15)

Kean Pays $75K Settlement to Employee Who Alleged 'Coerced Retirement' (11-4-15)

Student Debt Continues to Grow, Report Says (10-28-15)

NJ Lawmaker Plans Hearing on Probe of Stockton's Failed Showboat Purchase (10-14-15)

Universities Hire More Adjunct Professors and Pay Less (9-28-15)

Rowan University Purchases Dino Graveyard for Research Purposes

Governer Nominates Nine to Stockton University Board of Trustees (9-24-15)

Montclair State Thanks Referendum Bond, Donors for New $66M Building (9-11-15)

How NJ Parents Deal with the High Cost of Higher Education (9-9-15)

New Logo, Price Tag for Rowan at Burlington (8-18-15)

Stockton Free to Sell Showboat to Another Buyer, Judge Rules (8-10-15)

Kean U Seeks Communists for China Campus Jobs (7-28-15)

Communist Party Membership Preference is Advertised for Kean University Positions in China

The Record: Oversight 101





Weaker Oversight Gives N.J. Public Colleges Greater Power to Chart Their Agendas (7-19-15)

Critics of New Jersey's University System Cite Kean Program (7-19-15)

Christie to Public-Employee Unions: No Contracts, No Step Increases in Salaries (7-14-15)

AFT Endorses Hillary Clinton for President (7-11-15)

TCNJ Breaks Ground on $75M
STEM Building

Stockton Gets $742,000 Boost in Final State Budget (6-29-15)

Interactive Map: College Graduation Rates Vary Widely in Garden State

Rowan University Will Partner With Burlington County College, Report Says (6-11-15)

How Stockton University Lost Its Atlantic City Gamble (5-31-15)

New Jersey Spending on Higher Education Cut Deeply Since 2008

Stockton Should Scrap Plans for Annex at Closed Casino, Provost Says (5-1-15)

Stockton President Saatkamp Resigns Amid Showboat Dispute

NJ Legislative Leaders Siding With Unions in Pension Legal Fight With Christie (4-20-15)

Adjuncts: The Cash Cows of MSU

Funding Cuts to NJ Colleges Questioned (4-15-15)

How Christie's Budget Would Cut Direct Aid to Colleges (3-13-15)

Judge Rules Against Christie Administration in State Employee Pension Case (2-24-15)

Bill Creating Commission to Study Ways to Make NJ Colleges More Affordable Now Law (2-5-15)

Arbitrator Orders U. Hawaii Place Ex-Adjunct into Tenure Track Position

Moody's Assigns A2 to New Jersey City University's $36M Ser. 2015A Bonds; Outlook Negative (1-8-15)

NJ Comptroller Probes Kean’s $219,000 Table (1-10-15)

NLRB New Ruling on Yeshiva - A Win For Union Representation (12-22-14)

Will You Reclaim the Promise of Higher Education? (4-15-14)

A Lack of Oversight is placing NJ Residents and Assets at Risk (3-6-14)

Tensions rise at Kean U. as officials recommend denying tenure to 2/3 of eligible professors (11-24-13}