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December 2014 Voice (HTML)
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KEAN UNIVERSITY IS NUMBER ONE! (in a manner of speaking…) — Read more

Council Staff Representative Davis Appointed to NJ State Health
Benefits Commission 
— Read more

Council Leadership on Panel at the
NJ State Conference of the AAUP
 — Read more

New Staff Representative Joins Council — Read more

Council Staff Representative
Mark Heter Retires 
— Read More

In Memoriam - Marcoantonio
“Marco” Lacatena 
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In Memoriam - Tom Wirth - Long Time Council Senior Staff Representative - Read More

Not a Member Yet? Not Sure?
Here’s Why You Should
Join the Union 
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State Active Employees — Approved Medical Plan Designs — Plan Year 2015

State Active Employees - Pecentage of Medical Premium Calculator For
Plan Year 2015

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

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's FY2010 Budget Solutions:Foundation for Long Term Reform (2-11-10) (PDF)

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

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  • Previous News

In Memoriam - Tom Wirth Long Time Council Senior Staff Representative 10-20-14

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

Council Endorsed Legislative Candidates Successful - Democrats Maintain Control of Legislature

Students & Their Supporters Protest at Sallie Mae Shareholders Meeting
on May 30, 2013

Adjunct Faculty Unit Tentative Agreement Successfully Ratified on April 19, 2013

Democratic Candidate for Governor Barbara Buono Speaks to Council Delegates Friday, April 5, 2013

AFT Member Susan MacLaury’s Inocente Wins the Academy Award for Best Short Documentary Film

Council Delegates Unanimously Endorse Barbara Buono for
NJ Governor

Details of Tentative Agreement Reached with State for Adjunct Faculty Bargaining Unit (1-25-2013)

Tim Haresign Elected Council President

In Memoriam - Council mourns the death of President Nicholas Yovnello

Details of Tentative Agreement Reached with State for Full-time Bargaining Unit

Photo Galleries & Press coverage of Council Locals' Days of Action
April 25 & 26, 2012

Too many open questions in Rutgers-Rowan merger (4-1-12)

Gov. Chris Christie's higher ed aim claim just political spin (3-4-12)

Christie must remove Kean University's President Dawood Farahi (2-21-12)

Kean University president stays put after board shows confidence in leadership

Kean president's resume controversy under review by university officials

Rating agency's red flag over UMDNJ debt may hinder planned overhaul

AFT Endorses Barack Obama for President (2-7-12)

NJ Commission on Higher education Abolished (1-1-12)

Professors at Richard Stockton College and Rowan University rally against contract changes - pressofAtlanticCity

New Site Exposes Secret Efforts to Kill Workers' Rights
Article from The Nation with link to

Protests in Trenton Over Pension-Health Care Bill Removing Collective
Bargaining Rights

Gov. Christie, state employees union begin bargaining over health benefits

Christie's PERC Appointee Begins the Evisceration of Negotiated Step Increases (3-24-2011)

Thousands of NJ Workers "Stand As One" at Solidarity Rally for Wisconsin Public Employees (2-25-11)

Council's Response to a Flawed NJ Higher Education Task Force Report (2-11-11)

Report of the Governor's Task Force on Higher Education (12-2010 released 1-4-11)

"A higher ed vision misguided" - Herald News Op Ed by Nicholas Yovnello

"Tool Kit throws wrench into higher-ed labor agreements" - Trenton Times Op Ed by Nicholas Yovnello - (11-23-10)

Gov. Christie outlines cuts to N.J. workers' pension, benefits (9-15-10)

September 1st Protest in Support of Laid Off Kean University Employees (9-1-10)

Governor Christie's Destructive “Toolkits” Attack Collective Bargaining Take Action

Appeals court rejects Christie's order restricting N.J. donations for unions

Christie budget gets an "F" in higher
education cuts

NJ Policy Perspective (4-19-10)

Gov. Christie proposes 4 percent
tuition increase cap for state colleges