State Operated School District City of Newark and Newark Teacher’s Union Local 481, AFT, AFL-CIO
In P.E.R.C. No. 2017-14, the Commission ruled that the District violated the Employer-Employee Relations Act when it unilaterally imposed restrictions on attendance at the NJEA annual convention and when it blocked a Union representative’s email access to unit employees. The Commission also ruled that the District did not have to provide a list of unit members who received “ineffective” performance evaluation ratings. The Commission ruled that the ratings were confidential under the New Jersey (TEACHNJ) Act.