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Why Should YOU Join?

Higher union membership strengthens our position at both statewide and local bargaining tables. More members mean a better contract and less chance of a strike.

Union dues are your fair share of funds to process grievances. By joining the union, you help keep these funds available for the time when you or a colleague needs grievance support. The union provides this support whether you join or not.

Joining the union allows you to vote for officers and to be a candidate for an officership.


2014 Election Results

697 ballots were mailed to eligible voters.  The total number of 159 votes (71 full-time and part-time faculty, 54 adjunct faculty, 13 A. Harry Moore School, and 21 Professional Staff and Librarians) were received and counted in the presence of observers and election committee.


Affordable Care Act

President Bill Calathes would like you to see the following correspondence provided by CNJSCL President Tim Haresign regarding current AFT policy on the Affordable Care Act. As you can see, much needs to be worked out specifically regarding our understanding and implementation of this very important piece of legislation. Rest assured, that this work will be carried out thoroughly. Tim Haresign stated: 

“The issue of how adjunct work hours will be calculated for this remains unresolved.  I'm not sure at this point if we have agreement among ourselves as to how we would like to see the hours calculated.  We will need to decide this first and then develop a strategy (hopefully working with NJAFT) to get our preferred rules implemented.“
AFT Center for Collective Bargaining: Update on Affordable Care Act Proposed Rules (PDF)

Temple University adjunct faculty vote to join the AFT

Adjunct faculty at Temple University have voted overwhelmingly to join the AFT's' faculty affiliate at the school, the Temple Association of University Professionals. This was a hard-won victory for adjunct educators, as Temple's administration ran an aggressive anti-union campaign.