Thursday, April 25, 2013

AFTNJ Endorses Sen. Barbara Buono for Governor

Sen. Buono and Bill Batkay
On April 18, 2013, NJ State Senator Barbara Buono visited her alma mater, Montclair State University to accept the endorsement of AFTNJ in her bid for Governor of New Jersey. 

Among those to welcome her back to campus were Bill Batkay, retired Professor of Political Science, who Sen. Buono remembered as one of her professors. 

Sen. Buono said, in response to Gov. Chris Christie's remarks that unions, not teachers, are the problem with public education, "Unions aren't the problem. Your misplaced priorities are the problem."  

Sen. Buono pointed out that Gov. Christie cut $180 million out of the 2011 state budget for education, and even though he made restorations, the budget for higher education is still five percent below where it was when Gov. Christie took office.

Sen. Buono has a 92% labor record. She told the crowd, "I stand up for the teachers and the students. Education is the great equalizer. I am proud to stand with the AFT."

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Senator Barbara Buono On Campus!

We Need You

To Create A Sea of Blue Part 2!
Thursday, April 18th @ 4:30 p.m.

Outside of College Hall, Near the Flag Poles
(Across from Russ Hall)


For a free AFT T-shirt or button contact 
AFT Local 1904's office at ext. 4453 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Volunteering @ Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

The gang with "Lulu".
On Saturday, April 13th, members of AFT Local 1904 helped out at the Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter and got to meet some of the cute guests waiting for their forever homes. 

Many thanks to Susan Hagen, Louise Davies, Liz Blades, Jennifer Higgins and Naomi Liebler for assisting the shelter with preparing for its annual tricky tray fundraiser and washing litter pans. 

There is still time to help the Mount Pleasant Animal Shelter by contributing the AFT Local 1904 donation drive. Spring brings many litters of feral kittens and the shelter is preparing to receive them. Please help us "Make A Difference Every Day" by purchasing some supplies. The drive ends April 30th.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Sen. Barbara Buono Accepts CNJSCL's Endorsement

At the April 5, 2013 meeting of the Council of NJ State College Locals (CNJSCL), Senator Barbara Buono met with the delegates and shared with them her vision for New Jersey.  Senator Buono told the crowd that she wants to see a New Jersey that provides this generation the same opportunities she had.      

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Statement to the Board of Trustees

On April 4, 2013, Rich Wolfson, President of AFT Local 1904, addressed Montclair State University's Board of Trustees during which he congratulated five of our colleagues who were granted emeriti status, talked about the work professional staff do, spoke to the issue of essential personnel, commented on a contract concerning the  recruitment of international students, and implored the Trustees to consider the stories of our students and Dreamers concerning increases in tuition and fees. Read his full statement by clicking here.