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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



You may hear from representatives of certain anti-union groups who will try to trick you into giving up your rights and hurting your pay and benefits by dropping your union membership. It is important to be aware of this threat to organized labor and collective bargaining in the public sector, as this has direct implications for the wellbeing of our Local, and its capacity to represent all of our members with the strength we would like to possess. For the story behind the agendas of these groups, go to this link.

We suggest you pay particularly close attention to the information on "The Effects of Collective Bargaining" and the impact of anti-union legislation upon Wisconsin teachers, via "Act 10."

Retiree Medicare Advantage FAQ

State Active Employees — Approved Medical Plan Designs — Plan Year 2019

State Active Employees - Pecentage of Medical Premium Calculator For
Plan Year 2019

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 6/ 28/ 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.

Council Mourns Loss of Steve Young, Executive Director (3-4-19)

AFT President Randi Weingarten speaks about Janus and the upcoming election at MSU AFT 1904 50th anniversary

New Jersey Colleges With Lowest, Highest Average Student Debt After Graduation (8-8-18)

Stockton University Could Be Next Owner of Atlantic Club (8-6-18)

Phil Murphy Signs Bill to Let Unauthorized Immigrants Get College Financial Aid (5-9-18)

After Prez's Rocky Year, William Paterson Hires New Leader (3-8-18)

Murphy Addresses School Security, Announces Three Cabinet Appointments (2-20-18)

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 (4-13-17)

AFT Guides Faculty Through Threats to Academic Freedom (1-24-17)

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

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

Faculty Leaders Testify for Senate Higher Education (10-19-16)

New Jersey Lawmakers Looking to Reform Student Loan Programs

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

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)

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

NJ Comptroller: William Paterson, 2 Other Colleges Owe Students Explanation of Mandatory Fees (4-27-16)

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