What does the HCEA/NJEA do for me?

  • Protects you from improper and illegal dismissal or suspension.
  • Negotiates your contract – improves it and fights off attempts to strip it.
  • Represents you in Trenton in the legislature and with the various commissions and agencies that affect your work life.
  • Continues to liberalize your retirement benefits.
  • Helps you to enforce your contract.
  • In case of trouble, provides staff and legal assistance as appropriate.
  • Trains your local leaders in techniques of bargaining your contract; protecting it from abuse; advising you in safeguarding your job, retirement income, and working conditions.

What do I get for my dues dollars?

  • Your dues dollars generate big dividends. Did you know that because of NJEA’s hard work, when you retre after 25 years of service, you earn lifetime health benefits? This benefit alone allows you to recoup all of your dues investment in just the first two years of retirement.
  • NJEA provides a multitude of professional development opportunities, such as the NJEA Convention.
  • NJEA lobbyists pursue legislation that protects our members and public schools.
  • NJEA members are eligible to receive scores of discounts through the Member Benefits program.
  • NJEA publications provide up-to-date information on issues affecting members and their professional careers.
  • NJEA field staff bring negotiations expertise to your association’s doorstep.

What are Weingarten Rights?

  • If an employee is called in for an interview or discussion or conversation with an administrator and the employee reasonably believes that what is said at the interview may result in him/her being disciplined, then the employee has the right to demand union representation at the interview.
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