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April 2017 Voice

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April 12 Day of Action for Higher Education and a Fair Contract Read more



Medicare Advantage FAQ

State Active Employees — Approved Medical Plan Designs — Plan Year 2018

State Active Employees - Pecentage of Medical Premium Calculator For
Plan Year 2018

Guide to Health Benefits in Retirement

Pre-Retirement Information

Invest in New Jersey:
Make Higher Education Affordable Again

- 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

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

After Prez's Rocky Year, William Paterson Hires New Leader (3-8-17)

Murphy Addresses School Security, Announces Three Cabinet Appointments

Can Murphy live up to his promises about higher education? (2-7-18)

NJ Has 8 Colleges Ranked Among the Best (9-12-17)

Kean University Expansion and 462 Units Planned for Former Merck Property (8-17-17)

State College Faculty, Staff Rally for New Contract

College Professors Fed Up with Lack of Contract

A new N.J. Law Aims to Prevent Another Stockton-Showboat Fiasco

Rowan Adding Filters After Finding High Lead Levels in 9 Buildings

AFT Guides Faculty Through Threats to Academic Freedom

MSU Locals 1904 & 6025 Join Women's March on Washington

New Law Forgives NJ College Loans if Student Dies (12-6-16)

New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Forgive Deceased Students' Loans

Faculty Leaders Testify for Senate Higher Education

New Jersey Lawmakers Looking to Reform Student Loan Programs

LIU Lockout Over, Contract Extended

Rowan University Didn’t Know it Had Lead in its Water (9-12-16)

NJ's Most and Least Expensive 4-Year Colleges for 2016-17 (9-7-16)

Jersey City Council Approves Two, 30-Year Abatements for $400M NJCU Plan (7-13-16)

Rowan Undergrad Tuition to Rise 1.92 Percent (6-16-16)

Privately Funded Projects at NJ Colleges Put on Hold (6-5-16)

NJ College Broke Law with $250,000 Table, State Says (6-1-16)

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

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)