Thursday, July 24, 2014

Statement to the Board of Trustees

At the July 24, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting AFT Local 1904 President Rich Wolfson commented on the University's commitment to keeping the increases in tuition, fees and room and board reasonable. He also noted that the budget suggests that next years student body will be the largest in  Montclair's history. At the same time, Wolfson called attention to the challenge of accessing meaningful information from the University's financial statements and questioned the mounting costs of MontclairOne. Wolfson's statement culminates with a critique of administrative "bullying" of Instructional and Clinical Specialists concerning their contracts and starkly contrasts it to President Cole's compensation package for the upcoming year.

You can read the entire statement by clicking here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

AFT Local Joins in Montclair Protest of Ted Nugent

AFT Lcoal 1904 President Rich Wolfson and Vice-President Bill Sullivan joined Assemblyman Tom Giblin, friend of AFT Lou Smiley and a cast of hundreds to protest the hate speech spewed by rocker Ted Nugent tonight in Montclair. Organized by BlueWave New Jersey, New Jersey Citizens Action and CWA Local 1 the protest included local politicians including Freeholder Pat Sebold, Freeholder Brendan Gill, who also chairs Montclair’s Democratic Party, and Montclair council member Bob Russo at the megaphone.