Monday, January 25, 2016

Scholarship Money Available: Apply Now

Application deadline: Wed, March 2, 2016 4:30pm EST in College Hall 314A

Established in 1996, AFT Local 1904's Becker-Keenen-Moore-Uhia-Waller (BKMUW) Scholarship at Montclair State University has awarded 88 scholarships for a total of $44,500. Starting in 2014, a new scholarship was created, the Yovnello-CNJSCL Scholarship, and it is funded by our bargaining agent, the Council of New Jersey State College Locals (CNJSCL). Click here to obtain the application and to find out about additional scholarship opportunities. Watch the video below to meet some of our previous awardees:

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Questions about Copyright & Intellectual Property?

The Local has received a number of questions on Copyrights, Intellectual Property and Patents recently. There are a number of agreements in place covering these including Article XXXIII of the Master Agreement which we think it very powerful language protecting your rights. Additionally there is a local agreement covering Patents that if you are even thinking remotely that it may cover you, you should read it and be familiar with its protections and provisions.

Council has compiled a document titled Copyright—When It’s Yours which deals with most of your questions and delineates the boundaries between your personal work and work you do as part of your regular duties and scholarship. [download the full document]

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Professional Staff Members Unite

On December 16, 2015, over 100 Professional Staff members attended the Local's Annual Professional Staff luncheon and learned how they can help the Local's leadership with acts of Solidarity. To find out how you can become more involved, contact Susan Hagen or Jennifer Higgins.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

More than 400 Books Donated to Irvington Public Schools

Members of AFT Local 1904 donated more than 600 books to Irvington Public Schools. The books will be distributed to the libraries and classrooms in the district. The Local's President, Rich Wolfson, and Community Outreach Committee member, Paul Martinez, delivered the books to the district in December 2015.

(From left to right: Patricia Dowd, Director of Special Services Irvington Public Schools; Rich Wolfson, President AFT Local 1904; Paul Martinez, Outreach Committee Chair, AFT Local 1904)

Rich Wolfson and Paul Martinez load 20 boxes of books (about 400 total) donated by members of AFT Local 1904