Wednesday, January 7, 2015

AFT Local 1904 Scholarships Available to MSU Undergrads

2014 BKMUW Scholarship Recipients
Scholarships are available through the Catherine A. Becker, James P. Keenen III, Joseph T. Moore, Anita E. Uhia, and Connie Waller Scholarship Endowment Fund. AFT Local 1904 bargaining unit members should encourage their undergraduate students to apply.  

The Becker Keenen Moore Uhia Waller (BKMUW) Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1997. AFT Local 1904’s scholarship provides $500 scholarships to eligible full-time undergraduate students enrolled at Montclair State University who demonstrate a significant economic need. For additional information, please visit our scholarship web page at:

The deadline for students to apply for one of the $500 scholarships is Wednesday, March 4, 2015 by 4:30 p.m. EST.  Students who wish to be considered for this award are required to complete an application, write an essay, and get two letters of recommendation from full-dues paying members of the AFT Local 1904.

Questions?  Contact Linda Turano, Office Manager, at 973-655-4453. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Drive Shares Stories with Students

Paul Martinez, AFT Local 1904 & Patricia Dowd, Dir. of Special Services, Irvington School District
On November 21st, Paul Martinez presented a collection of books from our recent book drive to Patricia Dowd to be distributed through the Irvington school district. Young readers from multiple schools will benefit from your generosity as Local 1904 strives to support education initiatives not only on our campus, but in our connected communities.

Books were collected on campus as well as from other locations and by donations from family members of Local 1904 members. We will work to continue this tradition of sharing the joy of reading with young scholars as they will someday be walking on our campus, ready to learn. Keep watching our announcements for other supportive initiatives and our great thanks to all who contributed. Don't miss your chance to help young readers during our next book drive, and we'll see if we can donate even more books next time!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Children's Book Drive for Irvington Public Schools

The AFT Local 1904's Outreach Committee will be collecting donations of children's books for the Irvington Public Schools from October 8th to November 12th. Books are needed for kindergarten through eighth grade levels, particularly non-fiction. Graphic novels for older students are also needed. New books are preferred, but used books without tears or markings will be gladly accepted and put to good use.

If you need help figuring out which books to donate, the American Library Association's Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best in children's books each year.

Drop off books at the Technical Services Department in the Library or bring them to the October 8th and November 12th General Union Meetings. Technical Services is behind the Reference Desk to the left. Questions? Contact Paul Martinez at