Advanced Placement InequityFebruary 11, 2010Quote of the DayFebruary 12, 2010 Show all NJEA on Christie’s Budget Remarks: “Path to Educational Ruin” By Laura Waters at February 11, 2010 Topic News Tags school choice Here’s the full text of NJEA’s response. Share Laura Waters Related postsSeptember 29, 2023Asbury Park Insider Tells All, Pleading with School Board to ‘Stand Up For Kids’Read moreSeptember 29, 2023Murphy’s Education Department Announces Anti-Bullying Public HearingsRead moreSeptember 29, 2023New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association Explains It AllRead more 2 Comments Neils says: February 12, 2010 at 1:54 pm Do most unions let each little segment negotiate their own contracts? Perhaps NJEA should investigate negotiating contracts for districts in a new way… It would take some consolidating, but if strength is in numbers perhaps getting more members on the same page would be a start. If teachers' contracts all expired at the same time would there be a power shift? Reply NJ Left Behind says: February 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm Good questions. Yes, each local negotiates separately with each school board (that's 591 distinct bargaining processes in NJ) though reps from NJEA's central office steer the locals. School boards typically hire an attorney. Contracts usually are 3-year agreements so about 1/3 of districts are up simultaneously. It would certainly change the dynamic if all were up at the same time, though it's hard to imagine how that would be legislated. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.