Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Any Worse...

Shafer Issues Threat to P.E.A. President

September 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Dear All P.E.A. Members, I am forwarding to you an email I received from the Superintendent. Below is also my inquiry to Shafer that led to her response to me. As you can see, Ms. Shafer is livid at the fact that I had the temerity to accuse the District of not providing a healthy […]

Forced Quarantine Survey

September 9, 2021 | 0 Comments


NJEA Disaster Relief Fund

September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments

As you may know, the NJEA has a disaster relief fund.  While the details are still vague, I believe that I have enough to share with you now.   Attached is the form for the NJEA Disaster Relief Fund.  It is a $1,000 payment that is available for any member that has been displaced from […]

Superintendent Fails to Bargain COVID Protocols

August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

August 31, 2021 Dear All P.E.A. members, Yet again, instead of trying to work with the P.E.A. to ensure a healthy and safe workplace, Superintendent Eileen Shafer has unilaterally implemented unilateral COVID protocols (see her email to all staff dated 8/31/21) without entering into negotiations with the P.E.A. As such, the union will be taking […]

Summer Pay Options 2021

June 11, 2021

Summer Pay Option Pay Out Procedures 2021

An Open Letter to the Paterson Community

May 27, 2021

An Open Letter to the Paterson Community,   As you may have heard, the Paterson Education Association (PEA) was vindicated in its efforts to exercise our right under law to inspect the district buildings’ HVAC and other ventilation systems, as well obtain maintenance logs for these items.  On May 19, the Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC) issued […]

Superintendent Absent From PERC Hearings

May 18, 2021

Dear Members, Over the weekend, P.E.A. Union officers, our NJEA rep, and our attorneys spent many hours preparing for yesterday’s meeting with the Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC).  As you know, the Union has filed unfair labor practice charges (ULP) against Eileen F. Shafer for denying our delegates comprehensive access to inspect all HVAC, Uni-Vent, and other ventilation […]

Una Carta Abierta a los Padres y la Comunidad de Paterson

May 7, 2021

Una carta abierta a los padres y la comunidad de Paterson, Al terminar la Semana de Agradecimiento al Personal, la Asociación de Educación de Paterson (P.E.A.) quisiera agradecer a todos los que compartieron mensajes de apoyo y expresiones de agradecimiento con nosotros. Teniendo en cuenta todo lo que hemos pasado colectivamente estos últimos 15 meses, […]

Union President Addresses BOE V.P. Shameful Comments

May 7, 2021

An Open Letter to the Paterson Parents and Community,   As we wind down Staff Appreciation Week, the Paterson Education Association (P.E.A.) would like to thank all of you who shared messages of support and expressions of thanks with us.  Given all that we have collectively been through these last 15 months, it serves as […]

Non-Tenured Staff Important Information

May 3, 2021

Non-Tenured Teaching Staff IA’s and PA’s with less than two (2) years of service: Below are the customary non-tenured packets that we send to teachers and IA’s and PAs annually.  It ONLY pertains to employees in these two categories.  If you are NOT a non-tenured teacher or an (IA/PA who has less than two years […]

Shafer Hides The Truth About School Reopening

April 29, 2021

April 29, 2021 Dear Members, The P.E.A.’s intention all along was to present the findings from our safety inspections to the District.  Beyond that, we further planned to work with the administration in good faith to resolve outstanding issues so that our schools could reopen safely.  The full spreadsheet of our findings was provided to […]

View: Results of P.E.A. Safety Inspections

April 28, 2021

P.E.A. Worksite Inspections

P.E.A. Building Walkthrough Checklist:  We Need Your Feedback!!



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