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Annual NBFT Scholarship Awards to NBHS Seniors (2017)

posted Jun 4, 2017, 11:41 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jun 4, 2017, 11:41 AM ]

On June 1, 2017, the NBFT awarded several NBHS Seniors scholarships at the annual NBHS Senior Awards. Scholarships were awarded to the following students:

Lynn-Joelle Djombo, Amani Attalah, Jordan Tatum, Andrey Henao, Leandis Cedeno, Marleni Javier, Lucila Montes-Valdes, and Brianna Gonzalez-Bonacci. Congratulations!

NBFT Online Newsletters

posted May 14, 2017, 10:14 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated May 14, 2017, 10:14 AM ]


Just a reminder that all NBFT newsletters can be viewed and downloaded online from our website. Visit http://www.nbft.org/newsletters to view the NBFT newsletters. 

Photo Gallery: End-of-Year Retirement Celebration 2017

posted May 14, 2017, 10:00 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated May 14, 2017, 10:05 AM ]


View the photo gallery from the annual 2017 End-of-Year Retirement Celebration at the Seasons!
Would you like us to add some of your own photos from this celebration? Email us at elynch@nbft.org

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NBFT Student Debt Workshop - Wed, June 7, 2017

posted May 12, 2017, 8:18 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated May 12, 2017, 8:29 AM ]

Attend a FREE Workshop on Income-Driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Plans


Student Debt Clinic



Sponsored by the North Bergen Federation of Teachers (NBFT)


Wednesday, ​June 7, 2017

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

in the NBHS Cafeteria


if you would like to attend,

YOU MUST RSVP AT http://bit.ly/2cigDqi

Contact Jack Yoon At yoonaftnj@gmail.com

or Teri Hammond at tsteller@northbergen.k12.nj.us

​This is a membership benefit program of the

North Bergen Federation of Teachers (NBFT)

www.nbft.org


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Edcamp Urban: NBFT Sponsored Event

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:32 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 6:38 PM ]

The NBFT sponsored Edcamp Urban on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Edcamp Urban is a FREE "unconference" event that is organized by K12 educators and participant-driven. Edcamp Urban is open to all educators and created and facilitated by participants on the day of. Urban educators can connect with like-minded individuals, collaborate ideas, brainstorm solutions to common education problems, and have group discussions. The day consisted of lively group discussions with FREE food and raffles! Thanks to everyone who participated! 


Click on the photo below to view the FULL PHOTO GALLERY

End of Year Retirement Celebration 2017

posted Mar 29, 2017, 6:37 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Apr 23, 2017, 9:59 AM ]

Join the NBFT at the End of Year Retirement Celebration! Thursday, May 4th at the Seasons in Washington Township! This year's retirees are: Amy Anderson, Delores Brady, Sharon-Carey-Cotugno, James Del Colle, Annette DiParto, Linda Focht, Maria Garcia, John Griffin, Dr. Armine Irving, Mercy Mulligan and Mark Sternberg.

Join us in honoring our colleagues as we bid them an NBFT farewell!
DateThursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price$74 (per person) See your Union Rep by April 26. 
Price includes open bar, buffet and music.
LocationSeasons 644 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, New Jersey 07676




No one individual can rightfully claim credit for bringing complex negotiations to a settlement

posted Mar 19, 2017, 4:54 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 4:55 PM ]

NBFT President Elizabeth Lynch wrote a letter to the editors at NJ.com when Larry Weinstein took credit for the new North Bergen teachers' contract. She clearly stated, "No one individual can rightfully claim credit for bringing complex negotiations to a settlement--it is the result of people who care putting aside their personal agendas and working together to focus on students instead of politics."

No one person made teacher contract happen in North Bergen

North Bergen teachers take pride in working together for the good of our students and in standing up for each other. We hope to convey that spirit of cooperation to our students, knowing that collaboration with their peers will play a part in their future success whether in higher education or at work.

That is one reason I was very surprised and dismayed to read Larry Wainstein's letter on Saturday, March 11th, taking credit for being the voice of the teachers of North Bergen and for helping to bring the contract negotiations to an end. The North Bergen Federation of Teachers' (NBFT) negotiating team and the Board of Education's negotiating team had been meeting regularly since January of 2016 at the time of the February 15th Board meeting attended by Mr.Wainstein. The negotiations were very long and at times very contentious and had reached a stalemate towards the end of January 2017.

During the course of the negotiations the NBFT initiated many actions to put pressure on the Board to continue working toward a resolution of the negotiations. Some of those actions included handing out flyers informing the townspeople that the teachers were working without a contract, showing solidarity with the NBFT's negotiating team by wearing blue on designated school days, and finally having over 250 teachers attend the February Board of Education meeting. At that meeting I, in my capacity as president, spoke on behalf of the teachers and clerks, not Mr. Wainstein.

We thank the many community members who answered our call to reach out to the Board and ask them to reach a fair settlement with us. No one individual can rightfully claim credit for bringing complex negotiations to a settlement--it is the result of people who care putting aside their personal agendas and working together to focus on students instead of politics.

ELIZABETH LYNCH, PRESIDENT
NORTH BERGEN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS



"No One Person Made Teacher Contract Happen in North Bergen; 'Spring' Forward with Green Diet | Letters." NJ.com.
New Jersey On-Line LLC, 19 Mar. 2017. Web. 19 Mar. 2017.

Annual NBFT Sporting Event

posted Mar 8, 2017, 4:50 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated May 12, 2017, 10:23 AM ]

Join your NBFT colleagues in a night out at the annual Yankee baseball game on Friday, April 28th at 7 PM at Yankee Stadium. Watch the New York Yankees versus the Baltimore Orioles and enjoy the game with good food and great company!

Tickets are $70 per person. Please make your check payable to NBFT and send to Sean Medina at McKinley Elementary School. Let us know if you are interested in getting a bus! See below for more details! 

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Ratification of Contract

posted Mar 6, 2017, 1:05 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 1:05 PM ]

The North Bergen Federation of Teachers ratified their contract today with a vote of:
659 yes votes, 11 no votes, and 1 abstention. The NBFT would like to thank the Negotiating Team  consisting of Chief Negotiator Carol Toomey, NBFT President Liz Lynch, Treasurer John Bott, Tom Berube, Amy Severino, Eileen Carter, and Chris Winslow.  The Negotiating Team would like to thank the membership for their support and patience during this very long process. 

NBFT Contract Agreement with North Bergen Board of Education

posted Feb 28, 2017, 4:31 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Feb 28, 2017, 6:29 PM ]

SPECIAL ALERT: The North Bergen Federation of Teachers has reached a contract agreement with the Board of Education subject to ratification by its members.

1) There will be an Executive Council meeting held on Wed, March 1 at 3:30 PM in the NBFT Union office to present the contract agreement to the NBFT Union's officers and reps.

NOTE: All NBFT members will receive a salary guide and language proposals on Thursday, March 2.

2) There will be a one-session day on Monday, March 6 for the purpose of answering questions and to have a ratification VOTE. The meeting will begin promptly at 1:30 PM in the North Bergen High School Auditorium. Please be on time. Thank you for all your patience and support.

#UnionStrong #SolidarityAlways #NBFTCares

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