Friday, December 13, 2019

Second Annual AFT Local 1904 Professional Staff and Librarian Holiday Celebration

The Second Annual Holiday celebration for Professional Staff and Librarians was held on Thursday, December 12th at Alexus Steakhouse & Tavern in Clifton, NJ. A great time was had by all, and the Local wishes to thank Alexus for their hospitality. The opportunity for hard working members of our community to connect and spend some "down time" together was truly special event, and it was a great way to welcome new members!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

AFT Local 1904 Overwhelming Approves Strike Authorization Vote

Today, at the AFT Local 1904 Membership Meeting, one of largest attended meeting in recent memory, the Local overwhelmingly supported (99.3% in favor) a strike authorization vote. 

This vote, in solidarity with the eight other Locals in our statewide Council, empowers the Local's Negotiation Team to participate in conversations that include possible strike plans at the statewide bargaining table. The goal is to hasten settlement of a fair and equitable successor contract. 

Thank you AFT Local 1904 Members for your participation at today's Membership Meeting--the Officers appreciate your support and confidence!

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

AFT Local 1904 Leads Campus-Wide Demonstration at Montclair State

Officers of the AFT Local 1904, together in solidarity with the officers of the Adjunct Union AFT Local 6025, led a demonstration on November 20th at 12:30pm, in the University Hall quad, in front of the Feliciano School of Business--the current location of the Office of the President--to demand a fair contract.

The demonstration was part of a larger, statewide Day of Action, in which the unionized communities of all nine college/university who are part of the statewide Council of New Jersey State College Locals conducted similar demonstrations, at their respective campuses. These communities have been working without a contract since July 1, 2019.

Approximately 150 people were in attendance, where there were several speakers, and a brief march with labor chanting, around the quad. The media provided coverage of the event (e.g., 

Between the 1904 and 6025, we managed to facilitate the signing of approximately 1000 postcards, to be delivered to Governor Murphy's office, letting him know that it is time for him to get direclty involved in the statewide negotiations process so that we can settle a fair successor contract now.


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Interview with AFT Local 1904 President Rich Wolfson on 90.3 WMSC FM

Listen to an interview with AFT Local 1904 President Rich Wolfson on 90.3 WMSC FM, the "MSU Newsroom" and "Voice of Montclair State University"!