Saturday, October 6, 2018

AFT Local 1904 at Montclair State University Homecoming 2018

The AFT Local 1904 celebrated Montclair State Homecoming 2018 via its usual table in front of Dickson Hall. Interns tending the table distributed AFT pens, pencils, key chains, first aid kits, water, and other merchandise, while informing present students about the Local's scholarship opportunities.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Randi Weingarten Delivers Keynote Address at AFT Local 1904 50th Anniversary Celebration

For those interested in viewing and hearing AFT President Randi Weingarten's keynote address at the recent AFT local 1904 50th Anniversary Celebration at Montclair State University, please click on the link, below.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

AFT Local 1904 Celebrates Turning 50

On Friday, September 14th, 2018, the AFT Local 1904 celebrated the 50th anniversary of its original charter, signed on the same date in 1968. The event was held in the Amphitheater of the newly-renovated CCIS building (previously Mallory Hall) on the MSU campus. In attendance were approximately 150 people, including numerous members of the Local community, as well as officers of the Local. Also in attendance were officers of AFTNJ and CNJSCL. Local President Rich Wolfson shared an historical perspective of the Local. Special guest, NJ Assemblyman Thomas Giblin offered remarks and the presentation of a formal proclamation of congratulations to the Local. Keynote speaker, AFT President Randi Weingarten, delivered a powerful message about Montclair State's role in the future of public education and democracy in America. Rocky the Red Hawk greeted attendees. Students distributed buttons with words of solidarity and equality. A barbecue lunch was served.

Photos -- Top Left: AFT National President Randi Weingarten, keynote address; Top Right: AFT Local 1904 President Rich Wolfson, presenting the Charter and an historical perspective; Bottom Left: Hon. Thomas Giblin, NJ Assemblyman, remarks and Proclamation of Congratulations; Bottom Right: Local, State, and National AFT leadership. Photos by Mike Peters.

Click Here for the full story, in the Montclarion.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Emergency Aid for Students at Montclair State

American Federation of Teachers Local 1904 at Montclair State University has been selected to be a partner with Believe in Students, Inc., to have a Faculty And Students Together (FAST) Fund for students at Montclair. The FAST Fund was started by Sara Goldrick-Rab and provides emergency aid for students without the bureaucracy or hassle typically associated with short term student relief. Local 1904 is proud to be among this small group of partner schools which include: California State University – Long Beach, California; Nash Community College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina; Columbus State Community College, Columbus Ohio; Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, Massachusetts; and Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

As a partner with Believe in Students, AFT Local 1904 will be administering a FAST Fund at Montclair State University to assist students with paying for expenses that they would not otherwise be able to afford.  Some examples of what FAST Funds have been used to pay for at other partner campuses:

  • Professional licensing fees
  • Temporary housing
  • Rent to avoid eviction
  • Auto repair bills
  • Replacement costs for textbooks and laptops/iPad or other required technology for the educational program
  • Eyeglasses and eye exams

To qualify for the funds, Montclair State students need to fill out a one page application form requiring a member reference and an explanation of need. Return completed applications to AFT Local 1904’s office in Dickson Hall 104. Questions? Call our office at 973-655-4453.