At a meeting attended by 100 Council delegates representing the Council’s eleven locals on Friday night September 14, 2012, Tim Haresign was elected Council President. He will fill the remainder of the late President Nick Yovnello’s term of office. He has a long history of work for AFT at his local and as a member of the Council’s negotiating team.

Tim is an associate professor of biology at Richard Stockton College. His experience at Richard Stockton Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2275, includes service as the local’s grievance officer, as Executive Vice President, and four terms as President. He has also served for eight years on the local’s negotiating team, as president of the Stockton Faculty Assembly, chair of the college-wide personnel committee and as the Biology Program Coordinator (the Stockton equivalent of department chair).

Council Executive Vice President Bill Sullivan, who held the post of interim President until the election, was warmly thanked by Tim and the delegates for his important service to the Council during the period following the tragic death of longtime Council President Nick Yovnello in July.

The Contract Ratification vote for the Full-time/Part-time Unit’s agreement will take place in September.
Ballots will be mailed only to full dues paying members on September 7, 2012 and must be postmarked or received in the Council office by 3:00 PM on September 28, 2012. Ballots will be counted on October 3, 2012. Any ballot not received by September 28th will not be counted.

The highlights of the agreement are here.

Full text of the agreement with cross outs is here.

Join now to have a vote! Please download and complete the membership card. Return it to the AFT office in Robinson Hall suite 114. It must be received by August 27 in order for you to vote.

Please note -the adjunct contract is still in negotiations.

AFT 2373 Retirees Chapter Awards:
1) First Place: Print Periodical Publication
2) First Place: Best News Story
3) Second Place: Best Feature Story 
4) First Place: Best Profile
5) First Place (tie): Best Editorial or Column
6) First Place: Best Original Illustration or Photo
7) First Place: Best Print Media Layout