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Randi Weingarten Praises NBFT for its Union Solidarity

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:49 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Feb 10, 2018, 2:50 PM ]

Saturday, February 10, 2018: Elizabeth Lynch, NBFT Presdient, attended the 
Northeastern Regional Meeting for Local Union Leaders in Newark, NJ. AFT President Randi Weingarten gave a shoutout to North Bergen for its union solidarity! 



"I Love My Students, I Love My Union"

posted Feb 10, 2018, 2:23 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Feb 10, 2018, 2:42 PM ]

The NBFT engaged in a social gathering at Bar-One on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM. AFTNJ and NBFT members got a chance to socialize with each other and learned more 
information concerning the Supreme Court case Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. A special visit and presentation took place by AFTNJ's Donna Chiera and Alex Reusing. 

Teachers designed signs and displayed them proudly. Signs included: "I Love Public Schools Because ....", "I Love My Students Because ...", "Public School Proud", "I Love My Students, I Love My Union", "I Love Education, I Love My Union", and "My Union Has Heart". 



Instructional Strategies That Work - New ER&D Course

posted Jan 29, 2018, 11:11 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 29, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

ER&D PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE OFFERINGS

Sponsored by the North Bergen Board of Education and

The North Bergen Federation of Teachers


Instructional Strategies That Work


10 session course – 15 hours – 3 credits


Meeting Dates


WEDNESDAYS  starting  February 7, 2018  - April  2018


Classes held at McKinley School in Room 3 from 3:45-5:15PM


Facilitator: Sean Medina


Send applications (print or e-mail) to Laurie Troiano in NBHS  by WEDNESDAY, January 31, 2018


Download the application

NBFT Social Gathering - Fri, Feb 9, 2018

posted Jan 28, 2018, 10:06 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 28, 2018, 4:37 PM ]

Join the NBFT in a social gathering at Bar-One on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM. 
***** Special presentation by AFTNJ's Donna Chiera and Alex Reusing *****

Admission is FREE.
Food and 1st two drinks are also free! 


January 26, 2018 - Dress Down Day

posted Jan 25, 2018, 7:02 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 7:08 PM ]

The North Bergen Federation of Teachers will be holding a Dress Down Day on Friday, January 26, 2018 for Backpacks For Life. Their mission is to provide veterans with things they cannot provide for themselves. Reintegrating into society has many obstacles and sometimes isn’t always easy for veterans. We are hoping to be the support system that homeless & low income veterans may not have and help them in getting back on their feet; whether that means finding a job, finding housing or giving them a backpack full of daily essentials to help them survive. Homeless veterans make up a large portion of society and it is only right to help serve those who have protected our country.


North Bergen Teacher Violently Attacked While Trying to Break Up a Fight

posted Dec 26, 2017, 6:34 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Dec 27, 2017, 10:00 AM ]

NORTH BERGEN, New Jersey (WABC) --
Four people are facing criminal charges after a fist fight ended with a high school teacher in New Jersey getting attacked.

The attack happened in North Bergen, and the observers did nothing, except record it all and post it on social media. The teacher, who only wants to go by 'Lou,' is a long-time Social Studies teacher at North Bergen High School.


Lou says he was on the way to his car in earlier in December when he spotted two female students fighting, and went out to break it up. Lou was then attacked from behind.


Police identify the assailant as 19-year-old Luis Flores from Union City, who has no connection to the high school or the district.

"The fight happened on Friday, the gentleman was apprehended Sunday night, and he is still in jail. We are prosecuting to the full extent of the law," says North Bergen Schools Superintendent George Solter.

The law views this type of assault as a big deal - teachers in New Jersey are considered public servants, like police officers or firefighters.

"There is a criminal statute protecting the teacher if they are assaulted. Just like a police officer, it's upgraded to an aggravated assault rather than a simple assault," says North Berge Police Lieutenant Bronson Jusino.

"I'm an old guy compared to this kid, who is [he] kidding, and what is he trying to prove?" says Lou.

Women's March 2018

posted Dec 20, 2017, 11:48 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Dec 20, 2017, 11:48 AM ]

There is a Women's March in New York City on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The purpose of the march is, "to provide a safe and accepting platform for supporters of equality to rally and march in promotion of civil rights for every human regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability, religion, or creed."  
For more information go to www.womensmarchalliance.org

The march is scheduled from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  If there is interest, the union will hire a bus for a fee of $10.00 which we will refund the day of the march. We will be leaving from in front of the North Bergen High School at 8:30 AM.

If you are interested in going please send me an email and interschool mail me a check for $10.00 payable to NBFT by JANUARY 10th.

Hope to see you there.

In solidarity,
Liz

NBFT Holiday Donation 2017

posted Dec 13, 2017, 2:49 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Dec 13, 2017, 2:50 PM ]

In lieu of holiday cards, the North Bergen Federation of Teachers has made a $1,200 donation to Toys for Tots. We wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season! 



NBFT at Winterfest 2017

posted Dec 5, 2017, 5:45 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Dec 5, 2017, 5:55 AM ]

As an annual tradition, the NBFT attended the North Bergen Winterfest 2017 and handed out FREE children's and Young Adult books. The evening was quite a success! 



December 1, 2017 - Dress Down Day

posted Nov 27, 2017, 12:05 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 7:12 PM ]

The North Bergen Federation of Teachers will be holding a Dress Down Day on Friday, December 1, 2017 for
Operation Agua. A month after Hurricane Maria devastated their island, most Puerto Ricans still have no reliable source of safe drinking water.

American citizens of Puerto Rico are facing a massive humanitarian crisis. More than a million people still lack running water—they are forced to find water in contaminated streams, collect it from runoff, even drink from toxic Superfund sites. And the danger is not over for those with running water; because water treatment plants are still not operational, tap water may be tainted with raw sewage.

But we—YOU—can help alleviate human suffering. Through The AFT’s Operation Agua, we are bringing water purification systems to Puerto Rican families and communities who are crying out for help.

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