Category: Our Campaign in the News

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

Rutgers students, workers march to demand $15 minimum wage on campus

via NJ.com Students and faculty members rallied at Rutgers University Friday in support of a $15-an-hour minimum wage. (Alexis Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) By Alexis Johnson NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Hundreds of Rutgers students and unionized employees rallied Friday in a continued push for higher wages for all campus workers. The Rutgers University chapter of… Read more »

Protest planned at Rutgers-New Brunswick for $15 minimum wage

via MyCentralJersey.com By Nick Muscavage NEW BRUNSWICK – Student groups and unions are planning a protest at Rutgers University, calling for a $15 minimum wage for university employees. On Friday, Feb.23, student groups, a coalition of Rutgers unions and representatives from campuses across the nation will hold a rally and march at Rutgers-New Brunswick. The action,… Read more »

Rutgers Union Rally Planned Friday for $15 Minimum Wage

By ADAM SAMUEL TapInto   Credits: Photo: Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters New Brunswick, NJ – On Friday, February 23, student groups, a coalition of Rutgers unions, and representatives from campuses across the nation will hold a rally and march on College Avenue to demand a $15 minimum wage. The action, initiated by the Rutgers… Read more »

Rutgers labor unions press for $15 per hour minimum wage, affordable health care

via NJBiz.Com By David Hutter, February 21, 2018 The Rutgers University American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers is asking Rutgers to increase pay to $15 per hour for union employees and affordable health care. The Rutgers University AAUP-AFT also is pressing several additional requests as part of its upcoming collective bargaining negotiations for new contracts for… Read more »

Rally over $15 minimum wage planned at Rutgers campus

via NJBiz.com By David Hutter, February 12, 2018 at 2:33 PM Labor rights organization Rutgers United Students against Sweatshops Local 109 plans to hold at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Brower Commons Dining Hall on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus at 145 College Ave. Rutgers USAS is partnering with university unions and other student organizations on… Read more »