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 »
Rutgers University announced Wednesday that its president, Robert Barchi, has agreed to stay on for at least two more years at the governing board’s request, a move that was met with frustration by some faculty union representatives and praise from some alumni.
Contract negotiations between the Rutgers administration and the Rutgers faculty union — the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) — have been ongoing for approximately six months.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
From the Daily Targum Photo by Declan Intindola | Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops, alongside other student activist organizations on campus, took to the streets in support of a $15 minimum wage at Rutgers. See more photos of the protest here. The chants of student protesters echoed down College Avenue, throughout Downtown New Brunswick and in front… Read more »
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 »