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February 2019

Striking Against the Corporate University– online town hall

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Rutgers AAUP-AFT is proud to present an online town hall, "Striking Against the Corporate University," featuring speakers Joe Persky from UIC, Liz Perlman from AFSCME 3299 at UC, and Rutgers' very own Professor of Law Jim Pope. Join us on Wednesday, February 13, from 4 to 6 PM at 11 Stone Street on the College Ave Campus—or watch online! You can also join us through Zoom (link to be posted shortly) or catch the broadcast online at www.facebook.com/RUaaup.

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March 2019

Strike Authorization Vote

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 18 @ 5:00 pm

Faculty and grads took our job action survey and the results show that an overwhelming majority support taking a strike authorization vote. The Union’s Executive Council therefore has voted to run an official, secret vote to authorize a strike. Even if you have taken the survey, it is necessary for you to vote in this official strike vote. You have received an email from our secure system with a unique link for each of you (so that no one can cast their…

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Sign up for Picket Duty: Strike Pledge

March 25 - April 16

While we are doing everything in our power to avoid a strike, we must get all members signed up to picket duty in the event we are forced to call one. Please take a moment and fill out this electronic strike pledge form.  Strike Pledge Talking Points Whether we are forced to go on strike or not, we need every member to sign up for as many shifts of picket duty a week as they can. With paper forms, members…

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Dept Rep Mtg: Let’s Talk Strike

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rutgers AAUP-AFT Union office, 11 Stone St.
New Brunswick, 08901 United States
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March 25th Joint Department Reps meeting @ 5:00pm ALL-OUT Department Rep meeting to discuss plans for a potential strike: Monday, March 25th, the first day after Spring Break, 5-7pm, 11 Stone Street in New Brunswick, also accessible via Zoom conference call (Zoom link is in your rep bulletin). In order to have an accurate headcount for food and confirm Zoom attendance, RSVP to Jacob Chaffin jchaffin@rutgersaaup.org. Bring your questions and ideas, and we'll go through your strike planning packets with pledge forms for faculty…

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April 2019

RU Student Solidarity Committee

April 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Rutgers AAUP-AFT Union office, 11 Stone St.
New Brunswick, 08901 United States
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Picket Captain Trainings

April 7 - April 16

We are holding picket captain trainings in-person and via Zoom videoconference call for any member who wants to help coordinate picket communications and keep our lines safe and legal. A picket captain only needs to attend one training and we encourage as many faculty and grads who can to do so. RSVP here to sign up for a picket captain training. RSVP here for a one-hour in-person or Zoom training: Sunday, April 7, 4-5pm Weds, April 10, 12-1pm Weds., April…

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Key Bargaining Dates

April 8 - April 16

Our union's team will be in bargaining with management's team on April 8, 10 and April 15. April 15th will be an all-day bargaining session.

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Emergency Strike Tele Town Hall

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 call into the Tele Town Hall, Monday, April 8, 7pm.

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Final Warning: Contract or Strike action at BOG

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Robeson Center, Newark Campus, Rutgers

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 assistant allies, and members from 11am-2pm on Tuesday, April 9th, during the BoG meeting at the Robeson Center, Newark Campus, Rutgers. We need everyone to turn…

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Post Picket Door Signs

April 11 - April 16

If your building doesn't yet have a Join Your Colleagues, Picket Outside This Building sign on doors yet, please print out this sign and write the name of your building in a Sharpie and post to doors and podiums, etc.    

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