Monday, June 27, 2011

The Budget Battle: Who is the Enemy and What is the Solution?

At least Bob Braun of The Star-Ledger realizes we aren't the source of New Jersey's budget woes and that cutting our pensions isn't the solution to the problem either. To read his column from today, June 27, 2011, click here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A Song to Remember

A Song for the State Workers of New Jersey, written by Clyde Roberts, sums up the current experience of public employees in New Jersey.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Be There to Help Kill The Bill

Monday, June 20th and Thursday, June 23rd Rallies 

On Monday (June 20), the entire Senate is expected to vote on this legislation and the Assembly Budget Committee is expected to vote to move this legislation out of committee. On Thursday (June 23), the entire Assembly is expected to vote on the legislation if it is voted out of the Assembly Budget Committee on Monday. We will be there! The unions will hold rallies this Monday and Thursday.

Buses will leave MSU at 8:00 AM on Monday and Thursday and will return at approximately 4:00 PM. 

To reserve a seat on the bus for Monday's Rally, contact Bill Sullivan @ no later than June 19th at 2:00 p.m.

To reserve a seat on the bus for Thursday's Rally, contact Bill Sullivan @ no later than June 22nd at 9:00 a.m.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Pack the Statehouse!

Emergency Statewide Labor Unity Day of Lobbying 
in the Statehouse & a Demonstration 
Rally in front of the Statehouse

When:  Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. -NEW Date
Where:  Statehouse in Trenton, New Jersey 

Group transportation from MSU Departing at 7:00 a.m. from 
the bus cut out in front of the Cali School of Music
To reserve a seat, contact

To receive updates about this event, click here to register with AFT NJ.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Members Make a Difference Everyday

Congratulations to Gina Balestracci and Venezia Michaelsen, two members of AFT Local 1904, who have been recognized by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) for outstanding academic advising. 

Gina Balestracci, an academic administrator at the John J. Cali School of Music, has been selected as an Outstanding Advising Certificate of Merit recipient in the Academic Advising – Primary Role category. 

Venezia Michalsen, assistant professor of Justice Studies, has been selected as an Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit recipient in the Faculty Academic Advising category.

They will be honored and presented with their awards at NACADA’s Annual Conference this fall in Denver, Colorado.