What We’re Fighting For

The Rutgers AAUP-AFT represents faculty grad workers, part-time lecturers, post-docs, and EOF counselors. We have joined our staff colleagues and with our students to make Rutgers the best public university in the country. We have adopted a platform called “Bargaining for the Common Good” that sets out not only to improve work conditions for faculty and staff but to also make a quality education affordable to all NJ residents and to meet the needs of the communities that we are a part of. 

 

Our Union is Fighting For:

Salary Equity: Cost of living raises for all faculty, pay equity across our three campuses, equal pay for equal work for female faculty and Part-Time Lecturers, offset salary compression;
Click here for our full report and research on salary equity

Diversity: Hiring and retention of faculty from historically underrepresented groups, transparency in promotion standards so more female faculty can rise to ranks of Full and Distinguished Professor;
Click here for our full report and research on Diversity 

Job Security: 5-year contracts for graduate employees, teaching tenure for Non-Tenure Track (NTT) faculty and longer term appointments for Part Time Lecturers
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Academic Freedomboth inside and outside the classroom, as well as on social media and online communication;
Click here for our full report and research on Academic Freedom

Affordable Healthcare and Education: lower healthcare costs, freeze tuition for undergrads, zero tuition for Ph.D. students, and expand state funding of the Educational Opportunity Fund programs to increase student access, diversity and success.
Click here for our full report and research on Affordable Healthcare and Education

Downloadable flier: What We’re Fighting For and Rutgers Has the Money, click here.