Fed up with the Barchi Administration’s Disrespect

Almost 400 of us came out on December 6th to picket the Board of Governors meeting on a chilly day to send a loud and clear message: We will not be disrespected by the Barchi administration anymore! From PTLs and grads to distinguished professors, we stood together to demand a fair and just contract for… Read more »

Huge Nov. 14 Newark Picket

On November 14th over two hundred faculty, grads and undergraduate students participated in a lively picket at our Newark campus. Watch Newark chapter president Prof. Rob Snyder discuss the issues we are fighting for Watch Law Professor and chapter VP Jim Pope talk about why the slide towards part-time jobs hurts us all Watch Executive Council member Professor… Read more »

Oct 31 Picket at Voorhees Mall

Our October 31 informational picket brought out dozens of graduate workers and faculty as we fight the corporatization of Rutgers University. We raised: job security for our most vulnerable workers racial and gendered equity beginning with equitable pay for women, more hiring of faculty of color, more protections for international students union protections for all… Read more »

Bargaining Update on Salary Proposals, Infosilem

Bargaining Update After our various actions in September and October, we finally have made some headway at the bargaining table and have something to report to you. Please find below updates on the salary, gender and race equity, infosilem, our graduate and NTT proposals, academic freedom, safety, and binding arbitration.   Salary On 21 September,… Read more »

Race Gender Equity Picket

Dozens of faculty and graduate workers picketed Oct. 17th for race and gender equity outside Douglass Student Center. Also, hundreds of students happily took fliers and signed onto a solidarity petition. Special thanks to picketers Nikol Alexander-Floyd for leading our chants, Mary Hawksworth for her research, Mark Killingsworth for his stats, Marian Thorpe for her… Read more »

Faculty and Students Confront Pres. Barchi

When hundreds of faculty, staff, students, and community members packed the University Senate meeting Sept. 21, President Barchi left the room when we started asking questions about rising tuition, job security, and the threat of privatization. It’s time to #DoYourJobBarchi and bargain in good faith with campus unions fighting for the #CommonGoodOnCampus Watch the video of our action… Read more »

Amid student wage and faculty protest; Barchi announces free speech panel, strategies to undo RU screw

Fall semester’s first University Senate meeting ended with uncertainty about the future of faculty contract negotiations, updates to Rutgers student services and the announcement of a free speech advisory panel at Rutgers. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, members of the American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers at Rutgers (Rutgers AAUP-AFT),… Read more »

Rutgers workers rally in New Brunswick for contract negotiations

NEW BRUNSWICK – Several hundred Rutgers workers and students rallied in the city Friday calling for “fair contract negotiations,” according to a union. The workers met prior to Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s state of the university address, calling for fair contract negotiations for faculty, staff and student workers whose contracts expired in June. They also raised concerns… Read more »