Petition: Rutgers Adjuncts Need $7,250 and Health Care

Rutgers Adjuncts Need $7,250 and Health Care, Not Contempt Part-Time Lecturers (PTLs) at Rutgers who teach more than 30% of all classes are demanding $7,250 a course, health care and long-term contracts. Instead of respect and decent wages, they face contempt from the Rutgers Administration. Chancellor Molloy recently said, “If [PTLs] don’t want to do… Read more »

Historic Victories for Our Union

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 We have won a historic contract and have signed a tentative agreement that you will soon vote on. Over the past week, our “final warning” to the BOG, our preparations and readiness to walk off the job, and very late-night bargaining changed the game. At the very precipice of a strike,… Read more »

Winning Rutgers Faculty Union Vows to Aid Part-Timers In Contract Battle

By Carly Sitrin After agreeing a ‘historic’ contract, officials with the union representing thousands of full-time faculty and graduate employees say they will work for colleagues still at the bargaining table Rutgers University’s full-time faculty union lit a fire under the negotiation table when it threatened a strike last week. The union subsequently won what… Read more »

Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract!

On Brink of a Strike: Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract! Press Conference Weds., April 17, 10am—11 Stone St. New Brunswick, NJ New Brunswick, NJ, April 16, 2019—Nearly 5,000 full-time faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, won a tentative agreement with truly historic and unprecedented accomplishments on the… Read more »

No Rutgers strike: Faculty union reaches last-minute deal with university

By Kelly Heyboer Rutgers University averted what would have been the first strike by professors in the school’s nearly 253 -year history by reaching a last-minute deal late Tuesday with the faculty union in a series of marathon negotiating sessions. The state university and the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, which represents 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate workers,… Read more »

Our Escalation is Winning Gains, Keep it up!

Tuesday, April 16—After yesterday’s marathon bargaining session where we made real gains, our team will return to the table today. We’re hopeful for the best, and prepared for anything. Below we repost the email from Deepa and David that went out around 9:30pm April 15, 2019: Our Escalation is Making Gains, Keep it Up! We… Read more »

$65 M. athletic facility breaks ground as union says it may be ‘forced to strike’ after Monday’s planned meeting

By Jake Schmied and Brendan Brightman Rutgers broke ground on the $65 million Gary and Barbara Rodkin Academic Success Center that will serve approximately 650 student athletes at a ceremony on Saturday, promising top-notch academics for current and future Scarlet Knights. The new recruiting tool’s launch comes as the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American… Read more »

WATCH: Picket Line Solidarity!

THIS is what solidarity looks like! Check out these shout-outs from our amazing union colleagues. Thank you for coming out to help us give the Board of Governors our final warning: contract or strike! Picket line solidarity from IFPTE, Hudson County Central Labor Council, Steelworkers, Essex County College faculty, Montclair AFT 1904, AAUP BHSNJ, HPAE-AFT,… Read more »