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 »

1st protest of semester takes place on College Ave. today

Rutgers has been no stranger to its share of protests in recent years, and a new study from ShieldCo found that the reason may be geographical. The sign-design company found that New Jerseyans would be prepared to travel 8.1 hours away from their homes to take part in a protest for a cause they believe… Read more »