Aft Local 1839 honored Ms Shannon Gallagher & Dr Ivan Steinberg on April 1.More
This week, at the suggestion of Asheenia Johnson, the Local donated two full boxes of canned and non-perishable food to “The Sharing Place” in Jersey City. Below is a short thank you message from Jim Nelson, Executive Director of the Sharing Place.
It was a pleasure meeting you and Sam on Wednesday afternoon. I look forward to exploring additional ways in which The Sharing Place can collaborate with you in your various capacities on campus, and NJCU's commitment to engagement in the community. All the best as the campus celebrates graduation on Thursday, and adjusts to the rhythm of Summer Session and campus life with fewer students around.
Meanwhile, "Save-the-date" for Sunday afternoon, June 29 from 5:00-7:00, for the next in our series of free Community Dinners in the St Paul Lutheran Church Community Hall. The table conversations will build upon the dinner experiences in February and April, when we used haiku and conversation to talk about resilience in the aftermath of Super-storm Sandy, and insights concerning building community.
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.
In an effort to introduce ourselves to new colleagues and inform them of the work AFT performs on their behalf, our Professional Staff Advisory Committee recently welcomed some of the newest members of NJCU’s professional staff to an informal breakfast gathering in the Gilligan Student Union Building. Queen Gibson, Vice President of Professional Staff and Librarians, and Union Rep. Sachie Tsumara-Tmart organized the event with help from Sam Platizky, AFT Office Assistant.
The Committee shared some of the latest news and events happening on our campus, provided attendees with an overview of AFT’s efforts to improve their work experience here at NJCU, and fielded questions by the attendees with regard to the resources available to them as AFT members.
The event also proved to be a valuablenetworking opportunity, as attendees made professional connections and shared ideas on how to not only improve their own employment experience, but improve synergy amongst the many different faculty and staff who strive to provide an excellent education to our students.
The idea for this informal orientation evolved out of discussions held by the Committee and a survey conducted last spring that found improved communication to be among the top concerns amongst our members. The AFT Professional Staff Advisory Committee hopes to make this an annual event to welcome our new members every fall.
Chair, Professional Staff Advisory Committee