On the weekend of August 14th and 15th, 2021, some 30 union siblings attended the New Jersey State AFL-CIO’s 25th Annual Labor Candidates School. The Labor Candidates School participants, approved by their local unions and Central Labor Councils, have filed to run in this year’s election for local and state offices, or are seriously considering a run in the future.
AFT Local 1904's own Mike Heller and Jennifer Higgins (both in photo below), participated in this year's School. Heller is running again for the Bloomfield Board of Education and attended the school as a refresher course. Higgins is considering running for office sometime in the future.
Left: Mike Heller, AFT Local 1904 Treasurer and CNJSCL Treasurer
Right: Jennifer Higgins, AFT Local 1904 Member and AFT NJ Treasurer