…via colleagues Robin Brownfield & New Faculty Majority board member Bill Lipkin
It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the tragic loss of Brother Nick Yovnello, who passed away in a car accident Saturday afternoon. Nick served as that President of the Council of New Jersey State College Locals and was a dedicated union leader for over 40 years.
Nick will be remembered for his skill as a negotiator, kindness, unwavering commitment to the labor movement, and most of all as our union brother. It was Nick’s leadership that resulted in the organizing and winning of union benefits and protections for the adjunct faculty at New Jersey’s state colleges and universities.
While this comes as a shock to us all, we can take solace in the fact that Nick made a positive difference in the lives of many, and leaves a legacy of strength and wisdom to guide his union into the future. Nick was a fine man, a gentleman, dedicated trade unionist, and he will be missed.
Charles Wowkanech, President
Laurel Brennan, Secretary-Treasurer