The New Jersey State Legislature today took a first step to put a question on the November 2016 ballot that would constitutionally require the State to fulfill its pension obligation and make quarterly payments. The NJ Senate was the first to pass SCR-184 along party lines with a vote of 23-16. Several hours later, the NJ Assembly passed ACR-3 with a vote of 43-27 with one abstention. Read More
There aren't too many paraprofessionals who can credit their start in education to their driving skills — but Patricia Niehaus, a paraprofessional at Burlington County Special Services and the 2016 NJEA Educational Support Professional (ESP) of the Year, is one of them. Read More
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing Friedrichs v. CTA, a case that NJEA, NEA and other public employee labor unions have been keeping a close eye on due to the potentially devastating impact it could have on unions’ ability to advocate for their members. The court is expected to rule on the case later this year, likely in June.