We Support Professor Livingston’s Free Speech

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 »

Mon., Aug. 20, 6pm: Bargaining update

Our next bargaining update that you can video or call into is Monday, August 20th, 6-6:30pm. Please video or call in via Zoom to hear what happened in bargaining, ask questions and share your thoughts and concerns as we continue to mobilize for a good contract. We will continue hosting bi-weekly Monday evening bargaining updates… Read more »

Scandals and SNAFUs: Rutgers Needs Accountable Leadership

Dear Colleague, We’re sending this message mid-summer because there have been so many scandals and SNAFUs that impact us. We are deeply concerned about the lack of accountable leadership at Rutgers. The high volume of summer communications from faculty to our union office suggests that many of you are equally distressed. We are very concerned… Read more »

Post-Janus Message to Non-Members

Dear Colleague, Today, Trump’s Supreme Court issued the decision we expected in Janus v. AFSCME. You’ll hear a lot of discussion in the news about what this means for unions, for public education and for workers. Some of you may not realize that you are not yet a member of our union. Others of you may have opted… Read more »

Summer Bargaining Update & Strategy Sessions

Over the summer, we will not be sending written bargaining reports. We will be holding in-person or video updates every alternative Monday from 6-6:30pm starting July 2nd. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/9921187633 Or iPhone one-tap:  US: +16699006833, 9921187633# or +16465588656, 9921187633# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1… Read more »

Rutgers is not for sale! Informational pickets May 30

Rutgers is about to enter into a partnership with Barnabas that threatens to privatize many jobs and possibly reduce services offered at University Hospital. In the meantime the Hospital has initiated the closure of the pediatrics unit—and announced that many of those patients will now be sent to Newark Beth Israel, a Barnabas owned facility. The… Read more »

Bargaining Update: April 23

A major focus of the bargaining session was the working conditions of contingent faculty—Non-tenure Track (NTT) and Part-time Lecturers (PTLs). The Union made a number of significant and historic proposals, including the establishment of teaching tenure for teaching intensive faculty, fractional NTT appointments for PTLs, longer contracts (greater job security) for all contingent faculty and… Read more »

What Do Rutgers Adjuncts Want?

CARLY SITRIN | NJ Spotlight Part-time lecturers are asking for pay equity, affordable healthcare, and job security. Rutgers says it can’t afford to fund those requests Part-time professors and contingent faculty at Rutgers University make up 70 percent of the teaching staff but are paid significantly less than the tuition of a single student. Also known… Read more »

Contract, tuition, wage rally at Rutgers

By Susan Loyer via MyCentralJersey.com NEW BRUNSWICK –  More than 400 Rutgers University faculty, staff and students rallied outside the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting Tuesday, while dozens more inside petitioned the governing body directly in hopes of securing fair union contracts, a freeze on tuition and a $15-per-hour minimum wage on campus. Student groups and members… Read more »