Category: Our Campaign in the News

Amid student wage and faculty protest; Barchi announces free speech panel, strategies to undo RU screw

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 »

Rutgers workers rally in New Brunswick for contract negotiations

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 »

1st protest of semester takes place on College Ave. today

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 »

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 »