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Chapter Chair's Message


The Essex County College Adjunct Faculty Federation wants to inform you of the newest benefits offered by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).

One of the benefits is Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance.

In the event of accidental death or dismemberment, the AFT will pay $5,000.00 to your designated beneficiary.  If the accident occurs on campus, the benefit doubles to $10,000.00.  There is NO additional cost to the member.  The only requirement is the completion and submission of the Designation of Beneficiary Form. 

Another AFT benefit is Child Identification Kits.  If a child up to 18 years of age is abducted or lost, the ID Kits will provide authorities with the child’s identifying characteristics for his/her recovery.  You can obtain the Kits at no cost.

If you are interested in either or both of these benefits, please contact John Smith or me.  We are both in Social Sciences and we have mailboxes there.  If you prefer to call or email us, our contact information is as follows:

Lynne P. Cummins, (973)856-0767,

John L Smith (973)856-1133,

Just a note about negotiations.  We are still in the thick of it.  Hopefully, we will come to some reasonable resolution soon.

In unity,

Lynne Peterson Cummins


Essex County College Chapter 6370

United Adjunct Faculty NJ, Local 2222