Author: swolf

PTLs Have A Tentative Agreement!

Read the full PTL Tentative Agreement  After more than a year of forceful activism by our members and fierce tenacity by our team at the bargaining table, we are thrilled to say that we have won truly meaningful pay increases, career advancement for PTLs and multi-semester appointments for the first time, increases to the professional… Read more »

Faculty Senate Passes Resolution in Support of PTLs

As we continue our fight for a fair PTL contract, the faculty senate in Camden and New Brunswick have overwhelmingly voted to approve resolutions in support of a fair contract for part-time faculty. Language can be found here:   New Brunswick Faculty Council Resolution on PTLs 4-19  Whereas, Rutgers has millions of dollars to give… Read more »

FAQ on Part-Time Lecturers

The poor treatment of part-time faculty at Rutgers is in direct contradiction with the practices at other Big Ten schools. At Rutgers University, most of the students are taught by part-time faculty. Yet part-time faculty are poorly paid, have no job security and no access to health benefits. They do not have office space, classroom… Read more »

Petition: Rutgers Adjuncts Need $7,250 and Health Care

Rutgers Adjuncts Need $7,250 and Health Care, Not Contempt Part-Time Lecturers (PTLs) at Rutgers who teach more than 30% of all classes are demanding $7,250 a course, health care and long-term contracts. Instead of respect and decent wages, they face contempt from the Rutgers Administration. Chancellor Molloy recently said, “If [PTLs] don’t want to do… Read more »

Historic Victories for Our Union

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 We have won a historic contract and have signed a tentative agreement that you will soon vote on. Over the past week, our “final warning” to the BOG, our preparations and readiness to walk off the job, and very late-night bargaining changed the game. At the very precipice of a strike,… Read more »

Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract!

On Brink of a Strike: Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract! Press Conference Weds., April 17, 10am—11 Stone St. New Brunswick, NJ New Brunswick, NJ, April 16, 2019—Nearly 5,000 full-time faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, won a tentative agreement with truly historic and unprecedented accomplishments on the… Read more »

Our Escalation is Winning Gains, Keep it up!

Tuesday, April 16—After yesterday’s marathon bargaining session where we made real gains, our team will return to the table today. We’re hopeful for the best, and prepared for anything. Below we repost the email from Deepa and David that went out around 9:30pm April 15, 2019: Our Escalation is Making Gains, Keep it Up! We… Read more »

Mon. April 8: Emergency Strike Tele-Town Hall

Monday, April 8 at 7pm, our union will hold an emergency strike Tele-Town Hall led by officers to update all faculty and graduate union members on all questions related to a possible strike. All Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty and grad members are welcome to participate, ask questions and raise concerns. RSVP here for a PIN to… Read more »

Final Warning: Contract or Strike

On Tuesday, April 9, we have a critical opportunity to protest at the Board of Governors meeting to demand they take action to avert a strike. Camden and New Brunswick colleagues, please join Newark faculty and grad workers for the final Board of Governors meeting this semester. We will be picketing with our students, administrative… Read more »

88% Vote to Authorize a Faculty/Grad Strike

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 19, 2019 Contact: Sherry Wolf, Senior Organizer, Rutgers AAUP-AFT swolf(AT)rutgersaaup.org, office: 732-964-1000 Deepa Kumar, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT guernica1968(AT)gmail.com RUTGERS FACULTY AND GRADS VOTE TO AUTHORIZE A STRIKE The union is fighting to defend quality higher education in New Jersey March 19, 2019, NEW BRUNSWICK, NEWARK, and CAMDEN, NJ—In a majority vote,… Read more »