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At Rutgers, Battle Rages Over Salaries for Part-Time Faculty, Tuition Freeze

By Carly Sitrin University argues it’s tapped out after signing contract with full-timers, attempts to squeeze more out of budget will only drive tuition higher Ironically, Rutgers just settled what union officials are calling a “historic” contract agreement with full-time faculty and graduate assistants. But part-time professors and students are still taking the university to… Read more »

Rutgers will try to stick students with contract tab: Letter

By Troy Shinbrot The April 22 column by Asbury Park Press editorial page editor, “Rutgers faculty contract: Good for students and taxpayers too?” raised several good questions about the Rutgers budget. Most significant is where the funds will come from and where they will go. Answers to both are straightforward. Rutgers has surplus revenues that… Read more »

Winning Rutgers Faculty Union Vows to Aid Part-Timers In Contract Battle

By Carly Sitrin After agreeing a ‘historic’ contract, officials with the union representing thousands of full-time faculty and graduate employees say they will work for colleagues still at the bargaining table Rutgers University’s full-time faculty union lit a fire under the negotiation table when it threatened a strike last week. The union subsequently won what… Read more »

No Rutgers strike: Faculty union reaches last-minute deal with university

By Kelly Heyboer Rutgers University averted what would have been the first strike by professors in the school’s nearly 253 -year history by reaching a last-minute deal late Tuesday with the faculty union in a series of marathon negotiating sessions. The state university and the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, which represents 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate workers,… Read more »

$65 M. athletic facility breaks ground as union says it may be ‘forced to strike’ after Monday’s planned meeting

By Jake Schmied and Brendan Brightman Rutgers broke ground on the $65 million Gary and Barbara Rodkin Academic Success Center that will serve approximately 650 student athletes at a ceremony on Saturday, promising top-notch academics for current and future Scarlet Knights. The new recruiting tool’s launch comes as the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American… Read more »

Rutgers University Faculty Threaten to Strike

The unionized faculty at Rutgers University is threatening to strike if the school’s leadership doesn’t meet its demands for a new contract. The union’s requests include pay parity between the university’s campuses, plus higher diversity numbers among the teaching staff. “That was a huge factor in their negotiations, getting their diversity numbers up,” Carly Sitrin,… Read more »

Strike Looms at Rutgers University

The first strike in Rutgers University history is looming — and the faculty union says there’s a strong possibility it will happen. Jen Maxfield reports.