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

Family and Medical Leave Act Workshop

AFT Local 1904 is holding a workshop on the FMLA to inform members of their rights under the law.
  • Do you have a chronic or serious illness?
  • Do you need to care for a family member with a chronic or serious illness?
  • Are you and your partner/spouse having/adopting a child?
  • Are you and your partner/spouse thinking about having/ adopting a child?
  • Are you wondering if you will still get paid while out on leave?
If you answer 'yes' to any of the above questions, come to AFT Local 1904's Workshop on FMLA on Monday, November 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Center, Room 419 (SC419) to learn more. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Local 1904's office at extension 4453 or email to reserve your seat.