COPE Political Contributions

COPE means Committee On Political Education. It is the AFL-CIO political support organization. Contributions to COPE are divided half to the State Council and half to Local 6025. We use the funds to support candidates or promote issues favorable to our members. Regular union dues are not used for political contributions.

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State Contract 2011-2015

The state contract that was ratified in April 2013. As a result of this contract , adjunct professors will recieve a $25 per credit increase in pay for the next four semester, starting in September 2013.    The base per credit pay will be $1250 in Spring 2014.. For adjuncts who have taught 16 semesters the base pay wil be $1300 per credit. To see full contract agreement  click on link below.http://060250.nj.aft.org/files/adjunct_faculty_agreement_11-15_1.pdf

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How the teacher shortage could turn into a crisis

In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten writes about the looming teacher shortage our public schools face and how we can address the challenge before it turns into a crisis.

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