Summary of Our Historic Contract

Summary of Negotiated Changes in Tentative Agreement   To read the full tentative agreement, click here. To read the Infosilem Side Letter, click here. [Note:  Articles not included (or referenced as deleted) in list below remain the same as in prior Agreement] Article 2 – Academic Freedom:  Updating of University Policy references to Academic Freedom.  Expansion of language to… Read more »

PTLs Have A Tentative Agreement!

Read the full PTL Tentative Agreement  After more than a year of forceful activism by our members and fierce tenacity by our team at the bargaining table, we are thrilled to say that we have won truly meaningful pay increases, career advancement for PTLs and multi-semester appointments for the first time, increases to the professional… Read more »

Our Union is Hiring Organizers

Two Organizer positions available at progressive higher education union at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Job Description: Two full-time Organizer positions are now available working with the faculty and graduate worker union, Rutgers AAUP-AFT, at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The Organizer position is responsible for a variety of organizing tasks including but… Read more »

Faculty Senate Passes Resolution in Support of PTLs

As we continue our fight for a fair PTL contract, the faculty senate in Camden and New Brunswick have overwhelmingly voted to approve resolutions in support of a fair contract for part-time faculty. Language can be found here:   New Brunswick Faculty Council Resolution on PTLs 4-19  Whereas, Rutgers has millions of dollars to give… Read more »

FAQ on Part-Time Lecturers

The poor treatment of part-time faculty at Rutgers is in direct contradiction with the practices at other Big Ten schools. At Rutgers University, most of the students are taught by part-time faculty. Yet part-time faculty are poorly paid, have no job security and no access to health benefits. They do not have office space, classroom… Read more »

At Rutgers, Battle Rages Over Salaries for Part-Time Faculty, Tuition Freeze

By Carly Sitrin University argues it’s tapped out after signing contract with full-timers, attempts to squeeze more out of budget will only drive tuition higher Ironically, Rutgers just settled what union officials are calling a “historic” contract agreement with full-time faculty and graduate assistants. But part-time professors and students are still taking the university to… Read more »

Rutgers will try to stick students with contract tab: Letter

By Troy Shinbrot The April 22 column by Asbury Park Press editorial page editor, “Rutgers faculty contract: Good for students and taxpayers too?” raised several good questions about the Rutgers budget. Most significant is where the funds will come from and where they will go. Answers to both are straightforward. Rutgers has surplus revenues that… Read more »

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 »