Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus) has been in existence since 2012 and started as a caucus of the Newark Teachers Union (NTU) whose sole purpose was to bring social justice to the members of NTU at a time when it appeared teachers rights were not being heard. Organizational membership includes members from the Newark Teachers Union, NJEA and Professors from the CUNY and Rutgers University.
Our joining together as NEW Caucus is dedicated to our three fundamental goals:
1) the revitalization of the Newark Teachers Union (NTU) as a force for social justice in the city of Newark;
2) the defense of public education from privatization and the support of market-free solutions to transform public schools;
3) the establishment of solidarity with education workers and the Newark community to improve living and working conditions in the city.