Saturday, March 16, 2019

AFT Local 1904 Represented at AFTNJ Legislative Conference


Officers and other members of AFT Local 1904 attended today's AFTNJ Legislative Conference today in New Brunswick. The featured speaker was New Jersey Secretary of Higher Education, Zakiya Smith Ellis.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Regardless of Weather, We Walk in Solidarity!


As the University prepares to close due to snowfall and icy road conditions predicted for that afternoon and evening...Union brrr-others Harry Haines, Rich Wolfson (President, AFT Local 1904), Grover Furr, and Brian Abrams (Vice President for Internal Affairs, AFT Local 1904) show up for the Local's weekly Solidarity Walk.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Local's 1904 and 6025 Represent at the 2019 Women's March on Washington


On Saturday, January 19th, 2019, officers and members of AFT Local 1904 and 6025 traveled to Washington for the 2019 Women's March, to demonstrate continued solidarity with many others fighting for social justice. 

A video slide show of some was what we saw is here. Moving forward, the Women's Agenda for the next two years and beyond is here.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

FAST Fund: An Update

We Believe in Students

AFT Local 1904's FAST Fund has received a great deal of interest this semester. As many of you know, the funding for this academic year is seed funding, and is capped at $5,000 per semester. As such, the Local has been judicious in making grants to students. 

To date, a total of eight students--seven undergraduate students and one graduate student--have received almost $4,200 in assistance. Their emergency financial needs have included materials for classes that they had no other way to afford, car repairs, medical bills in collections, tuition assistance, rental assistance, and funds for teacher certification fees.

As one student wrote to us: 
"Because of [the FAST Fund], I was able to cover my rent and have one less thing to stress about. . . . As you know so many things can come up for a student during the course of the semester and having this resource and safety net available can make such a difference. . . . thank you so much for your help." 

A student who received tuition assistance wrote: 
"This is a huge, positive step in the right direction and I feel very hopeful now."
We would like to be able to do more through our FAST Fund. In order to do so, we need your help. We are asking all members to consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Local's FAST Fund. Find out how you can donate to AFT Local 1904's FAST Fund so we can continue this important work beyond this academic year. 
For more information about the Local's FAST Fund, please contact jennifer.higgins@aftlocal1904.org.