Thanks to NJEA — a strong union — members have many benefits they never had before.
By statute, school employees are entitled to:
• Tenure for teaching staff members, secretaries/ clerks, certain custodial/maintenance staff, city attendance officers, and college faculty.
• Sick days.
• Minimum wage.
• NJEA Convention.
• Family and Medical Leave Act / New Jersey Family Leave Act.
• Mileage rate.
Your local association, with the help of NJEA, negotiated everything else in your contract.