Equity, Security, Dignity

We, faculty and graduate employees, at the Rutgers AAUP-AFT have joined with other our medical faculty colleagues, staff, and maintenance workers at Rutgers to pursue a joint program of bargaining for the common good. Based on our fall, 2017 contract survey we are striving to achieve equity, job security and dignity for all our faculty and TA/GAs.

Equity

  • Equal pay for Equal work for Part-time lecturers
  • Gender and Race Equity in hiring, salary and promotion
  • Pay equity across all three Rutgers campuses (Newark, Camden, New Brunswick)
  • Automatic yearly cost-of-living raises
  • Address salary compression so that long term faculty don’t lag behind newer faculty
  • Disability/sick leave for NTT faculty (and for T/TT Librarians/Extension faculty)

Security

  • A path to evaluation and long term appointments for NTT and PTL faculty
  • Secure 5-year TA contracts and an increase in the number of TA/GA positions
  • Increase the number of tenured and tenure-track lines
  • Bridge Funds for grant funded appointments
  • Academic Freedom for all faculty and TA/GAs

Dignity

  • Affordable healthcare for part-time lecturers, TA/GAs, and significant reduction in health care contributions
  • Improvements to maternity/paternity and family leave benefits (both for T/TT and NTT)
  • Lactation rooms