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Coronavirus resourses

AFTNJ Superstorm Sandy Fund

A fund has been established in partnership with the AFT Disaster Relief Fund to assist AFTNJ members and retirees suffering losses from the storm and its aftermath.

President's Message

Dear Colleagues,

We’re in a new school year, which is quite different from those we have experienced in the past. 

Hurricane Sandy was one we will never forget.  The devastation was widespread, yet it pulled many of us together.  The Human Spirit prevails.  My heart is heavy with sadness for those who lost loved ones and those who suffered the losses of their homes and possessions.


Contract Settlement

Dear Colleagues,


On June 19, 2012, the Essex County College Board of Trustees approved our new contract agreement.

One of the more important points of the contract is our new rate of pay:

2011-2012=$647 per credit (retroactive)



Everyone who taught during the 2011-2012 school year will get a retroactive check reflecting the difference in pay.

The written document will be available on this website and everyone will get a hard copy of it. As of now, there are a few corrections that must be made to the drafted document. The corrections will be made in a few weeks, as key people in the process are scheduled for vacations throughout the summer.

We thank you for your support during the whole process.

Enjoy your summer.





Negotiating Team Update

We are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative settlement with the Essex County College administration which we are recommending for ratification.

Full members should expect to receive a detailed email outlining the settlement. Please remember that only full members are eligible to vote for ratification.

We will notify you of the dates, times and place where the ballots will be cast and counted.

Thank you for your patience and support.