2021 Negotiations:

November 23rd, 2021

On October 20th the Negotiations Committee met with the Board’s Team for a face-to-face bargaining session.  It was a productive meeting in which several critical items were agreed upon and the salary offer did increase.

We met on November 22nd from 2:30PM-8PM.  Unfortunately there was no additional progress.  We are now waiting to see if the mediator will schedule us for another mediation or if we will move into Fact-Finding. 

More to come.



On Monday, May 3 we met the Board for the second round of negotiations.  We signed off on some tentatively agreed upon items and set another meeting for July


Please contact me at the V.E.A. office or via email if you have questions or concerns regarding bargaining.

Lou Russo, President.  5-2-21

Bargaining Team:

Lou Russo, Regina Merkel, Dayna Quiles, Val Carbonara, Brandy Patch, Mil Johnson, Patti Gibbs, Chris Mohan, Tara Myerson, Meghan Greenfield, Robert Imperato, Lou Randazzo – NJEA Region 2 Uniserv Field Rep., Bob Antonelli – NJEA Organizational Development

Meetings w/Board:  3/16, 4/12, 5/3, 5/24, 6/21*, 7/6

Team Planning Meetings: 12/15, 1/4, 1/14, 2/24, 3/11, 3/24, 4/28, 5/12

Come back to this page throughout the negotiations process for updates.