Monday, August 29, 2016

John Oliver's Take-Down of Charter Schools

On August 21st, John Oliver (on his HBO show, “Last Week Tonight”) issued a strident criticism of the waste, fraud and abuse in the charter school industry, including mid-year school closures, companies that put profits above the well-being of students, and the growing lack of oversight and accountability at institutions upon which our students rely. You can watch the video, below.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Local 1904 Volunteers at the Community Food Bank

Saturday, July 23rd: AFT Local 1904 members and Montclair State University Students help out those with food insecurity at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey. Pictured here are Louise Davies, Judith Evans, Mike Heller, Jennifer and Duncan Higgins, Giselle Salas, Alex and Ali Sperling, and Rich Wolfson.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 BKMUW Scholarship Recipients

On May 4, 2016, at the 1904 Membership Meeting, the Local welcomed this year's recipients of the BKMUW scholarships, each a student who has shown determination in their studies and has worked to support their own education. 

The recipients for the BKMUW Scholarship are full-time undergraduate students working to pay for their enrollment and possessing proven academic achievement. The 2016 honorees include (pictured here, from left to right): Kristopher Kirkland, Alyssa Miller, Danielle Vaccaro, and Cheryl Bodice. Also pictured here (second from right) is President Rich Wolfson. Honorees not pictured here include Stephen Blazejewski, Lynese Rawlins, and Jeffrey Sanchez.

The Nick Yovnello-CNJSCL Award, funded by the Council of New Jersey State College Locals, was awarded to Jeffrey Sanchez.

The Ellen Kerns Nunn Award, offered to a student who meets all previous criteria and who is a single parent during their enrollment, went to Cheryl Yodice.

Each student will receive a $500 credit toward their student account. AFT Local 1904 again congratulates this year's winners for their hard work and wishes them continued success in their chosen fields. Also, a big thank you to all who have donated toward the scholarships as your efforts continue to support hard-working and deserving scholars at MSU.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

There is Still Time to Donate...

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter during the month of April as well as those who volunteered and visited the shelter. We are just two days away from the end of the drive and if you haven't contributed yet, don't miss your chance to support deserving animals in need.

You can visit AFT Local 1904's giving page to make an online donation and help to feed and provide medical care to our canine and feline friends. Donations will be accepted from now through April 30th.