Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year!
The association and the board have reached an impasse. While the tone and tenor of negotiations have been positive, we remain separated on salary and benefits. We successfully reached consensus on several proposals. We initiated the process to meet with a state-appointed mediator and await the scheduling of the first date of mediation. In the […]
On Wednesday, July 22, 2015 the OEA Negotiations team met with the Orange Board of Education from 5:30 – 11:00pm and continued to exchange proposals.The next meeting is scheduled for August 6th.
The negotiations team met with the OBE on Wednesday, July 8 from 5:45 pm- 9:15pm. Discussion included salary, working conditions and language.
All members from the OEA negotiations team were present and met with the Orange Public School district’s negotiation team from 3pm -6pm on Monday, June 15th and they exchanged proposals. The sessions are being conducted in good faith and the next meeting is scheduled for July 8, 2015 at 5:30pm.
On June 3, the OEA Negotiations Team: Sidney Flournoy, Renee Willis, Anita Hicks, Pat Arlea, Terry Everrett and Bill Nussbaum, met with negotiators for the Orange Board of Education. They established ground rules and exchanged proposals. They also agreed to meet on June 15 at 2:00 pm.
Every payday—from your first paycheck to your last—you’ve contributed to your pension. The same can’t be said of the state. For over 15 years it has shirked its responsibility to fully fund the pension system. Here’s your chance to remind lawmakers to do their part. FUNDING THE PENSION SYSTEMS: What you need to know as […]
Our first ad is out there: It’s Only Fair Here’s a sneak preview of our first ad, which will be going up on network TV, targeted cable, and online on Thursday. It lays responsibility for the pension mess on the governor and Legislature, and warns that failure to fund the system could cause it to […]
The Negotiations Team met on the evening of Monday, April 27, 2015 in preparation of upcoming negotiations. At this point the Orange Board of Education is in the process of transitioning legal council and that transition will take place on May 18th. Negotiations will not start until then, but we will expedite efforts in scheduling […]
OEA members, we are approaching the close of the 120 days for enrolling in the NJEA-sponsored disability insurance program without the need to answer health questions. After an open enrollment period closes, applicants are required to answer health questions, may have to undergo medical tests, and could be denied coverage. It is imperative that we understand ourr […]