Monday, January 23, 2012

Essex County Labor Scholarship Available

The Essex-West Hudson Labor Council's scholarship award for high school seniors is now accepting applications. To receive the award, the recipient must be a high school senior who has been accepted at an accredited college or post-high school education program and must be a member of a local union affiliated with the Essex-West Hudson Central Labor Council or a member's spouse or child. Children and spouses of full dues paying members AFT Local 1904 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is April 23, 2012. For additional information, please click here.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Official State of New Jersey Holidays 2012

The following holidays will be observed by State agencies in 2012.  These holidays are noted on the Local's calendar as well.
New Year's Day (observed) 01/02/2012 Monday
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 01/16/2012 Monday
Presidents Day 02/20/2012 Monday
Good Friday 04/06/2012 Friday
Memorial Day 05/28/2012 Monday
Independence Day  07/04/2012 Wednesday
Labor Day 09/03/2012 Monday
Columbus Day 10/08/2012 Monday
Election Day 11/06/2012 Tuesday
Veteran's Day 11/12/2012 Monday
Thanksgiving Day 11/22/2012 Thursday
Christmas Day 12/25/2012 Tuesday

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Survey shows those who can afford full tuition favored in admissions decisions

In the January/February 2012 issue of AFT On Campus, a survey released in the September 2011 by Inside Higher Ed is discussed.  The survey "shows that admissions officials are making the recruitment of full-pay students a top priority." AFT has developed strategies "to ease financial pressure on new graduates."   To learn more, click here.