Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
46 user(s) are online (36 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 1
Guests: 45

Strawhat, more...




Browsing this Thread:  Strawhat    3 Anonymous Users




« 1 (2)


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#25
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2004/6/16 22:16
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 4296
Offline
Quote:

thomash844 wrote:
I have been a JC resident and invested in Jersey City long before it was hip, happening or cool. I have also worked as a Jersey City public school teacher for 12 years, about half the time I’ve lived here. I am still at a salary on which it is increasingly difficult to continue living here. My 2018 workload is compensated with a 2009 paycheck, due to the extremely harsh increases in health benefit premiums, and with each new contract being set back on the steps of the pay scale. I have dedicated the last 12 years for the good of the children of this city. I was Teacher Of the Year in my school in 2014. At this point I feel WHAT THE HELL DO I HAVE TO LOSE. I, and others, are picketing so people like the haters on here will know we have a valid complaint. I don’t want to strike but I WILL if I’m pushed to it. With my real estate taxes about to explode and premiums skyrocketing every year what the hell am I supposed to do ? Take on ANOTHER side job?? (I already have THREE: i work before school, after school and on Saturdays). Don’t tell me to go find something that pays better—- pay me better! Don’t tell me to “find a job I’m happier with,” because I happen to love my job.


Since 2006 until 2017, the nation's wages have not gone up, education is not the exception. People depended on Social Security have not have an increase. People depended on interests from banks have seen income go down. I watched an interview after Nancy Pelosi said the $1,000 bonus were crumbs. The person they interviewed in a diner said he did not have an increase since 2008 and was lucky to have a job. I will repeat it again, one third of Jersey City do not pay school taxes. The school unions should fight against this. The new tax abatement program gives 10% to the schools but that is future abatements. The old agreements will continue to give nothing but their children still goes to the school system.

Posted on: 2/7 13:07
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#24
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


Hide User information
Joined:
2006/9/23 18:08
From Downtown Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 48
Offline
I have been a JC resident and invested in Jersey City long before it was hip, happening or cool. I have also worked as a Jersey City public school teacher for 12 years, about half the time I’ve lived here. I am still at a salary on which it is increasingly difficult to continue living here. My 2018 workload is compensated with a 2009 paycheck, due to the extremely harsh increases in health benefit premiums, and with each new contract being set back on the steps of the pay scale. I have dedicated the last 12 years for the good of the children of this city. I was Teacher Of the Year in my school in 2014. At this point I feel WHAT THE HELL DO I HAVE TO LOSE. I, and others, are picketing so people like the haters on here will know we have a valid complaint. I don’t want to strike but I WILL if I’m pushed to it. With my real estate taxes about to explode and premiums skyrocketing every year what the hell am I supposed to do ? Take on ANOTHER side job?? (I already have THREE: i work before school, after school and on Saturdays). Don’t tell me to go find something that pays better—- pay me better! Don’t tell me to “find a job I’m happier with,” because I happen to love my job.

Posted on: 2/6 20:16
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#23
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2010/8/1 3:30
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 8
Offline
No contract for 2017-2018 and yet only in the last ten days have teachers stood in front of schools to demand a fair contract (did you know that the majority of them earn less than they did six years ago ?) At 8 am they go back in and prepare to teach their students. Without a contract, as they have done since the beginning of the school year !

Posted on: 2/6 11:04
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#22
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Hide User information
Joined:
2005/8/28 22:54
From The Heights!
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 89
Offline
Please provide the details of this sweet contract offer...

Posted on: 2/6 8:10
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#21
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2/5 13:09
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 6
Offline
Wow can you post it here?

Posted on: 2/5 20:58
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#20
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2005/8/6 19:41
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 495
Offline
Maybe they should quit and get a job they'd be happier with. They've had a sweet contract offer dangling in front of them forever.

Posted on: 2/5 19:36
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#19
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2014/8/25 15:18
From the village
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 282
Offline
Wow protesting is disruptive? It’s almost like they want to draw attention to a certain issue. Maybe look into what they are protesting before complaining??


Posted on: 2/5 18:45
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#18
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2004/6/16 22:16
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 4296
Offline
Those without tax abatements are paying into the system. In 2005, taxpayers gave the local school system around $72 million, it is now in the range of $116 million. Those families that have children in tax abated buildings are not paying their fair share which is nearly a third of the city. Even with the new proposal of ten percent of tax abatements going to the public schools, that is only new tax abatement agreements. The old ones still pay nothing. If you are in favor of the contract, make sure your building is paying school taxes and do not push your obligations off on others.

Posted on: 2/5 18:36
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#17
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


Hide User information
Joined:
2012/6/24 15:01
From Marion
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 49
Offline
Quote:

JCityTeach wrote:
Join the fight for a fair contract. Stop taking videos and complaining and go down and protest with your teachers. They'll appreciate it. Maybe instead of calling the cops on them you could come down from your ivory towers of your abated buildings and speak with them.



AMEN!


I remember when it was just crying about sirens on here. Now we're gonna cuss those whom mold the future for demanding a fair contract like they deserve.

Posted on: 2/5 17:29
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#16
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2/5 13:09
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 6
Offline
Nope not a teacher in JC at all. Support them 100% though. Time for the Jersey City to start paying for your schools. downtown residents in particular.

Posted on: 2/5 17:20
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#15
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2/5 13:09
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 6
Offline
Jersey City residents barely pay for the school system. Not sure what you're feeding.

Posted on: 2/5 17:18
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#14
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2/5 13:09
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 6
Offline
No. Actually don't know who that is?

Posted on: 2/5 17:17
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#13
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/5/12 18:51
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 1401
Offline
Quote:

JCityTeach wrote:
Join the fight for a fair contract. Stop taking videos and complaining and go down and protest with your teachers. They'll appreciate it. Maybe instead of calling the cops on them you could come down from your ivory towers of your abated buildings and speak with them.


Hope you are not a spokesperson for the union because you won't garner much public support with your douchey comments.

Posted on: 2/5 17:14
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#12
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Hide User information
Joined:
2014/2/12 16:36
From The Heights
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 117
Offline
Have to assume JCityTeach is none other than Ron Greco

Posted on: 2/5 14:25
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#11
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2008/8/12 14:31
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 3355
Offline
Agreed. Biting the hand that feeds you is never a winning strategy.

Posted on: 2/5 13:42
Print Top


Re: Support Your Teachers
#10
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2014/9/16 15:15
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 390
Offline
This is a bad response.

Posted on: 2/5 13:30
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#9
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2006/12/28 12:08
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 847
Offline
Quote:

Besides calling the police daily...any other suggestions to make them move or stop? There's literally nothing my neighbors and I can do about their contracts so it seems silly to disrupt our lives. Would be happy to write to school board.


If every resident called the school board (elected officials, I might remind you) to demand contracts, methinks the protests would stop sooner than later. So, yes you can do something, and yes that's the point of their behavior.

Posted on: 2/5 13:21
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#8
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2006/12/28 12:08
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 847
Offline
you do realize that the point of a protest is to be disruptive?

Posted on: 2/5 13:19
Print Top


Support Your Teachers
#7
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2/5 13:09
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 6
Offline
Join the fight for a fair contract. Stop taking videos and complaining and go down and protest with your teachers. They'll appreciate it. Maybe instead of calling the cops on them you could come down from your ivory towers of your abated buildings and speak with them.

Posted on: 2/5 13:19
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#6
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2/5 13:09
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 6
Offline
You should contact the Mayor, Superintendent and school board and tell them to settle the contract. Doesn't seem like this is going to stop anytime soon.

Posted on: 2/5 13:14
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#5
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2/5 13:06
From Jersey city
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 2
Offline
Call their superintendent at 2019156000 and ask her to give them a fair contract.

Posted on: 2/5 13:10
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#4
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2014/9/16 15:15
From Jersey City
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 390
Offline
I think you're missing the point of protesting. If this was happening in front of my house I'd be supportive.

Posted on: 2/5 12:45
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#3
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2013/8/20 22:57
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 3
Offline
To my knowledge, no. They're literally in the street, so I can't imagine the police is OK with that.

Just spoke with the union president - next step is superintendent and mayor's office.

Posted on: 2/5 12:10
Print Top


Re: Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#2
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2004/6/16 22:16
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 4296
Offline
Do they have a permit from the police? I have video protests and organizers always tell me they must get a permit.

Posted on: 2/5 11:54
Print Top


Teacher Protests Disturbing Neighborhood
#1
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2013/8/20 22:57
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 3
Offline
Live across the street from Conwell Middle School (Bright & Varick in downtown) and each morning for the past 3 weeks, teachers have been outside protesting. Loudly.

While I respect their right to assemble and of course, they should have contracts - they're outside, in a residential neighborhood, early in the morning with bullhorns, drums, shouting, amplified music and cars honking constantly from 7-8 am.

I've called the police on more than one occasion, as have my other neighbors. They either don't arrive in time to take action or are disinterested in doing anything.

Anyone else experiencing this in the same neighborhood? Near other local schools?

Besides calling the police daily...any other suggestions to make them move or stop? There's literally nothing my neighbors and I can do about their contracts so it seems silly to disrupt our lives. Would be happy to write to school board.

Posted on: 2/5 11:50
Print Top




« 1 (2)




[Advanced Search]





Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2017