Author Archives: Tom Nemeth

New Retirement and Separation Incentives for 2024

AFT Local 1796 has collaborated with WPU’s HR department to devise new retirement and separation incentives for 2024. You can read them on HR’s website, along with an FAQ.  According to HR, “Eligible employees may apply, and the University will … Continue reading

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A Call to Wear Your Blue Shirt and Button

We are currently working to negotiate Contracts that provide comparable gains with our Rutgers and CWA brothers and sisters. While the Union cannot promise that we will achieve what Rutgers or CWA achieved, our Local negotiators and all those at … Continue reading

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AFT Local 1796 Buttons Are Now Available

We distributed our new AFT Local 1796 buttons at our general meeting on September 19th. If you weren’t able to attend, please stop by the AFT office in Grant Hall #233 or contact the office to make arrangements to pick … Continue reading

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2023-2024 Professional Staff Representatives

9/19/23 UPDATE: The second and final round of nominations for the three (3) Professional Staff representatives to the AFT Local 1796 Council has concluded. Because we received three nominations for the three available positions, an election will not be held. … Continue reading

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Faculty Mentoring Pilot Program Agreement

Our Local has reached an agreement with the Administration on the Faculty Mentoring Pilot Program for the 2023-2024 academic year. Read the full Memorandum of Agreement. Highlights of what we negotiated: Mentors will be compensated 0.125 credits for participating in … Continue reading

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