Author: Rutgers AAUP-AFT

Summer Bargaining Update & Strategy Sessions

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: 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 not for sale! Informational pickets May 30

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 »

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 »

What Do Rutgers Adjuncts 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 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 »