Fall semester’s first University Senate meeting ended with uncertainty about the future of faculty contract negotiations, updates to Rutgers student services and the announcement of a free speech advisory panel at Rutgers. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, members of the American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers at Rutgers (Rutgers AAUP-AFT),… Read more »
NEW BRUNSWICK – Several hundred Rutgers workers and students rallied in the city Friday calling for “fair contract negotiations,” according to a union. The workers met prior to Rutgers President Robert Barchi’s state of the university address, calling for fair contract negotiations for faculty, staff and student workers whose contracts expired in June. They also raised concerns… Read more »
Rutgers has been no stranger to its share of protests in recent years, and a new study from ShieldCo found that the reason may be geographical. The sign-design company found that New Jerseyans would be prepared to travel 8.1 hours away from their homes to take part in a protest for a cause they believe… Read more »
Rutgers University announced Wednesday that its president, Robert Barchi, has agreed to stay on for at least two more years at the governing board’s request, a move that was met with frustration by some faculty union representatives and praise from some alumni.
Contract negotiations between the Rutgers administration and the Rutgers faculty union — the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) — have been ongoing for approximately six months.
Dear Colleague, Today, Trump’s Supreme Court issued the decision we expected in Janus v. AFSCME. You’ll hear a lot of discussion in the news about what this means for unions, for public education and for workers. Some of you may not realize that you are not yet a member of our union. Others of you may have opted… Read more »
The Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision is the product of a 40-year campaign by billionaires like the Koch brothers, in cahoots with anti-labor politicians, to eviscerate public-sector unions. At Rutgers, as in the rest of New Jersey, public-sector employees who currently pay 85 percent of membership dues because they benefit from the contracts that… Read more »
Over the summer, we will not be sending written bargaining reports. We will be holding in-person or video updates every alternative Monday from 6-6:30pm starting July 2nd. Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/9921187633 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699006833, 9921187633# or +16465588656, 9921187633# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1… Read more »
Rutgers is about to enter into a partnership with Barnabas that threatens to privatize many jobs and possibly reduce services offered at University Hospital. In the meantime the Hospital has initiated the closure of the pediatrics unit—and announced that many of those patients will now be sent to Newark Beth Israel, a Barnabas owned facility. The… Read more »
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 »