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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 
— Read More

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

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

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}

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