Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Scholarships Available for High School Seniors

The Essex-West Hudson Central Labor Council AFL-CIO offers eighteen $500 scholarships for one academic year. To be eligible for an award, the applicant's guardian must be a member of a local union affiliated with the Essex-West Hudson Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO. To receive an award, the recipient must be a high school senior and be accepted at an accredited college or accredited post-high school education program. Each applicant must submit a brief written statement explaining why he/she qualifies for the award. Application Submission Deadline: April 17, 2015. [download application]

Note: For the AFT Local 1904 BKMUW Scholarship Application (for undergraduate students at Montclair State U., click here)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Statement to the Board of Trustees - February 2015

AFT Local President Richard Wolfson addressed the Montclair State University Board of Trustees this morning. He discussed the preparation of the University relative to snow removal and the Universities closing, delayed opening and early closure. He also congratulated those faculty and staff getting reappointed, commented on the change of venue for commencement and made another plea for transparency in Board and Administrative communications. The entire text of his statement can be found here.

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.