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April 2019

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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May 2019

May Day Solidarity Grade-ins—all campuses!

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Solidarity with PTLs Action Pledge Grade-ins: Wednesday, May 1st, May Day! While our full-time faculty and grad members vote to ratify their contract, we must remain active in solidarity with our Part-Time Lecturer colleagues still bargaining for $7,250 per course, health care access, long-term contracts and respect. We know how crucial mobilizations were to winning FT gains and we're committed to solidarity with PTLs to win a good contract too. Please join our faculty and grad grade-in Wednesday, May 1st…

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The Adjunct Underclass

May 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join union colleagues and author Herb Childress for a discussion of The Adjunct Underclass, Wednesday, May 1st, at the Labor Education Center (50 Labor Ed Way, lots of parking!). Childress will lead a discussion on his book about how US universities such as Rutgers have betrayed their students, faculty and mission through the adjunctification of the professoriate. And what we can do to fight it.

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Dues Increase Vote

May 6 @ 8:00 am - May 14 @ 3:00 pm

Takeaway: Please vote on the dues increase ballot coming to your Rutgers email account (check your Spam filter!) from Election Runner so that we can continue to organize and win gains for faculty and grads in the years to come. We are proposing a dues increase from the current rate of 0.75% to 1.0% for full-time faculty and from 0.6% to 0.8% for teaching and graduate assistants. Vote will be open from Monday, May 6-Tuesday, May 14. The last year has…

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PTL Solidarity Petition Signature Delivery

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us Monday, May 6th, 11am at Winants Hall to deliver the PTL Solidarity Petition signatures to President Barchi's office.    

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Zoom Call-In for PTL Contract

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ballots have gone out from a service called Election Runner. Look for it in your inbox (or your spam folder). If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us or join a Zoom video-conference Town Hall on the following dates for a presentation and Q&A: Click to Join

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