Sunday, November 6, 2016

Screening of "Starving the Beast" at Montclair State a Great Success

On Sunday, November 6th, 2016, at 7pm, in Calcia Hall, AFT Local 1904 presented a screening of the film, Starving the Beast, a documentary detailing a critical view of the socio-cultural trends in higher education. The screening was well attended. We hope this is the first in a series of films featuring topics on higher education and labor.

AFTNJ Endorsed Candidates

AFTNJ takes the obligation to make good choices seriously and collaborations through recommendations, their Committee On Political Education, and a vote at our Delegate Assembly. 

AFTNJ President Donna M. Chiera


President of the United States 
Hillary Clinton (D) 

United States House of Representatives 
District 1 Donald Norcross (D)*+ 
District 5 Joshua Gottheimer (D) 
District 6 Frank Pallone (D)* 
District 7 Peter Jacob (D) 
District 8 Albio Sires (D)* 
District 9 Bill Pascrell (D)* 
District 10 Donald Payne, Jr. (D)* District 11 Joseph Wenzel (D) 
District 12 Bonnie Watson Coleman (D)* 
New Jersey State Senate District 18 Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr. (D)* 
New Jersey State Assembly District 18 Robert J. Karabinchak (D)* 
* Incumbent + Labor candidate

State Ballot Questions 
Constitutional Amendment Dedicating Existing Gas Tax Revenue to the Transportation Trust Fund 

Constitutional Amendment Expanding Casino Gaming to Northern New Jersey

AFT Local Labor Candidates
Jelmin Caba AFT 857 Perth Amboy Council 

Anthony DePrince* AFT 4907 Magnolia Council 

Eric Richard AFT/AAUP 6324 West Amwell Committee 

Please support the rest of the
NJAFLCIO (and AFTNJ) labor candidates for local races across the state.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Speaker Prieto: Proposed Change on Student Loan Death / Disability Rules a Step Forward But Not Enough

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson / Bergen) released the following statement Wednesday after the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority proposed a new regulation to forgive student loans for a student who dies or becomes permanently disabled, beginning with requests for discharge received on or after June 1, 2017:

"I'm pleased to see the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority finally move toward doing the right thing by proposing a revised regulation that would forgive student loans in the event of student borrower's death or permanent disability.

"This should never have been implemented, but I'm glad to see this step toward change. I still look forward to the governor signing the bill the Legislature sent to his desk. Changing a regulation is a positive, but this change needs the force of state law, especially since our bill is stronger in that it covers temporary disability and takes effect immediately."

Saturday, October 15, 2016

          Join Us For a Free Screening
            Sunday November 6th at 7:00PM

            Sponsored by AFT Local 1904
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