Author: Rutgers AAUP-AFT

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 »

Beyond Signs and Slogans: What Does Rutgers’ Adjunct Faculty 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 »

Bargaining Update: April 5

At the April 5th bargaining session, the Union submitted three robust and innovative proposals on Diversity and Gender and Race Equity, Salary Equity Corrections, and Graduate Employees. We continue to bargain with a view toward the common good, explaining how these proposals, which directly address our members’ concerns about fair and equitable pay and other… Read more »

Bargaining Update: March

Update from David M. Hughes, Chair of the Bargaining Team: In early March, we held two bargaining sessions.  At the first session – a short one at only two hours on March 6th – the Union’s team explained the concept of bargaining for the common good.  Every proposal that we put across the table is designed… Read more »

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, pnowlan@rutgersaaup.org Sherry Wolf, 773-991-3877, swolf@rutgersaaup.org 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 »