At Rutgers, calls to improve gender and race equity among faculty

BY Leah Mishkin, Correspondent | March 8, 2018, 5PM EST | via NJTV News “We’re really inspired by the #MeToo campaign, by the West Virginia strike of teachers, largely women who won. We’re also inspired by the women’s marches,” said Rutgers University Associate Professor Deepa Kumar. Kumar, who is also the president of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT teacher’s union, says… Read more »

On International Women’s Day, Rutgers AAUP-AFT To Host Panel and Speakout on Gender and Race Equity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Patrick Nowlan, 732-964-1000, Sherry Wolf, 773-991-3877, New Brunswick, NJ – On Thursday, March 8, the Rutgers American Association of University Professors – American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) will hold a panel discussion and speakout on gender and race equity. The event will be held in the Pane Room of… Read more »

Rutgers Board Uses Cops to Keep Some Protesters Out of Meeting

With Union Contracts Nearing Their End, Faculty Members Call For Negotiations BY CHARLIE KRATOVIL via New Brunswick Today Union protesters made up much of the audience at the February 7 meeting, but some were denied entry. NEWARK, NJ—University police officers restricted some people from attending the February 7 meeting of one of the governing boards that oversees… Read more »

Unions and allies work together for the common good on campus

Rooms were packed and rallies loud during the filled-to-capacity Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education Convening at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., Feb. 22-24. Hundreds of activists, including a wide array of AFT members, other unionists and community organizers, were eager to dive deep into finding ways their work can serve not… Read more »

Rutgers students, workers march to demand $15 minimum wage on campus

via Students and faculty members rallied at Rutgers University Friday in support of a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (Alexis Johnson | NJ Advance Media for By Alexis Johnson NJ Advance Media for Hundreds of Rutgers students and unionized employees rallied Friday in a continued push for higher wages for all campus workers. The Rutgers University chapter of… Read more »

Protest planned at Rutgers-New Brunswick for $15 minimum wage

via By Nick Muscavage NEW BRUNSWICK – Student groups and unions are planning a protest at Rutgers University, calling for a $15 minimum wage for university employees. On Friday, Feb.23, student groups, a coalition of Rutgers unions and representatives from campuses across the nation will hold a rally and march at Rutgers-New Brunswick. The action,… Read more »

Rutgers Union Rally Planned Friday for $15 Minimum Wage

By ADAM SAMUEL TapInto   Credits: Photo: Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters New Brunswick, NJ – On Friday, February 23, student groups, a coalition of Rutgers unions, and representatives from campuses across the nation will hold a rally and march on College Avenue to demand a $15 minimum wage. The action, initiated by the Rutgers… Read more »