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 »
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 »
Rutgers is among the latest of institutions across the nation affected by the Senate’s inability to confirm or deny Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the sexual misconduct allegations made against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
Student Mary D’Anella-Mercanti and alumni Anjanette Vaidya protest during a rally to speak out against sexual harassment and the Kavanaugh controversy on the steps of Brower Commons at Rutgers College Ave Campus in New Brunswick on October 3, 2018. Alexandra Pais | For NJ Advance Media By Susan K. Livio firstname.lastname@example.org NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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 »
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 »
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 »
Rutgers University announced Wednesday that its president, Robert Barchi, has agreed to stay on for at least two more years at the governing board’s request, a move that was met with frustration by some faculty union representatives and praise from some alumni.
Contract negotiations between the Rutgers administration and the Rutgers faculty union — the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) — have been ongoing for approximately six months.
The Rutgers AAUP-AFT stands resolutely in support of faculty, and all University employees, who exercise their right of free speech. That is what Professor James Livingston did when he posted comments on his personal Facebook page objecting to the gentrification of his neighborhood in Harlem. The administration’s misguided decision to silence Professor Livingston by disciplining… Read more »