Click the link below to read the letter that has been sent to the Interim Executive County Superintendent and the Essex County Legislators in regards to the Reopening of Schools. This letter was written by our President Anthony Rosamilia in collaboration with all local presidents in Essex County.

Updated:Click Here to Read ECEA's Position Statement on Reopening Schools

Here is an important message from our President

Like most Americans, I have been heartbroken and angry over the events of the last several days. On behalf of the twelve thousand members of the Essex County Education Association I would like to express solidarity with our black students and their families who I know are hurting right now.

The ECEA and its members work every day to fight for equity in funding, facilities, opportunities, and educational outcomes for our black students. It is not easy work as institutional racism and poverty are powerful opponents. Today, I reaffirm our commitment to advance the causes of racial and social justice in our classrooms, schools, and communities.

We look forward to the day when our communities and country live up to the promise of equality. Until then, know that we stand with the people who are hurting and with those who are working toward a more perfect union, whether they be leaders of government, law enforcement, faith, or education.

Anthony Rosamilia


Essex County Education Association

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 we held a "Bring your Ballot and have a Sandwich or Salad" Event for our 2020 Essex County NEA RA Delegates. We had the pleasure of having James Frazier who is running for NEA Secretary-Treasurer come out and greet our Delegates. 

On the Final Day of the Virtual NEA RA we had another selfie check-in with our Delegates!!

By SABINA | July 3, 2020

On Day 1 of the Virtual NEA RA we had a selfie check-in with our Delegates!!

By SABINA | July 2, 2020

On Wednesday Afternoon 7/1/2020 our Virtual Host Team handed out Goodie Bags to our 2020 Delegates while practicing social distancing!

By SABINA | July 2, 2020

We held our 1st Virtual Meeting with our State & Ethnic-Minority Concerns Delegates to get ready for the NEA Virtual RA taking place this week. July 1st-July 3rd 2020

By SABINA | June 30, 2020

NJEA President Marie Blistan led a discussion on “Racism and the Importance of “The Amistad Journey” in this time of Racial Unrest.” on Monday, June 29th.

By SABINA | June 30, 2020

On Monday, June 15th a group of South Orange/Maplewood teachers hosted a Teachers for Black Lives Matter March/Rally where there were educators from 36 district represented. It was organized/co-sponsored by SOMEA

By SABINA | June 16, 2020

Montclair Education Association under the leadership of President Petal Robertson organized a mobile protest today and the community came together where there were 500 cars 🚘 that drove in #solidarity in supporting #BlackLivesMatter and it ended with standing in silence for 8:46.

By SABINA | June 7, 2020

The Livingston EA Pride committee bought lunch for the Livingston Police Department to say thank you for being first responders!

By SABINA | May 4, 2020

Our ECEA Pride Committee, Executive Officers and the Appian Way delivered food to four hospitals in Essex County last week! St. Barnabas, Mountainside, University and East Orange General,

By SABINA | April 20, 2020

40 pizzas were delivered to the doctors and nurses at Clara Maas Hospital in Belleville

By SABINA | March 28, 2020

On Friday, July 10, 2020-Essex County Local President's held a virtual meeting to discuss the school's reopening process and express their concerns for staff and students #RepoeningSchools


We had our Final Selfie Check-in on Day 2 of the 2020 Virtual NEA RA

July 3, 2020

We held a virtual lunch Meet & Greet before Day 2 of the virtual NEA RA. We had the pleasure of having James Frazier join in! We are excited that Jersey has a top contender running for NEA Secretary-Treasurer!!! #NEARA2020

July 3, 2020

NJEA Education Recovery Plan

By SABINA | July 5, 2020

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL NJEA Education Recovery Plan

Highlights of Chapter 78 Relief Agreement!

By SABINA | July 5, 2020


Our Former 1st VP Jacqui Greadington’s Retirement Party has been POSTPONED to September 20,2020

By SABINA | March 16, 2020

DIVEST NJ Pensions from Fossils Fuels!

By SABINA | December 29, 2019

What is the DivestNJ Campaign? The DivestNJ Campaign has been around for nearly two years.  It is centered around the idea of the New Jersey State Investment Council (SIC) divesting our Pension System of fossil fuel investments.  The SIC is the group of people who are in charge of making determinations about where the billions […]

We did a Selfie Check-in on Day 1 of the  2020 Virtual NEA RA

July 2, 2020

The ECEA Office will be closed beginning on Monday, March 16th. Sandy will be checking emails and phone messages from home.



Due to social distancing regulations in New Jersey, all NJEA in-person events are canceled until those regulations are lifted or changed. Future events that are not yet officially canceled are subject to likely cancelation. 



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