Tag: Action

Unions and allies work together for the common good on campus

Rooms were packed and rallies loud during the filled-to-capacity Bargaining for the Common Good in Higher Education Convening at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., Feb. 22-24. Hundreds of activists, including a wide array of AFT members, other unionists and community organizers, were eager to dive deep into finding ways their work can serve not… Read more »

Grad workers, undergrads pack Chancellor’s forum, demand answers

Taking action puts our issues front and center! Check out Katy Gray, union leader and doctoral student in the Rutgers University Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, with today’s Daily Targum – featuring the action Wednesday by graduate workers on the front page! Graduate workers and undergraduate supporters from Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) packed a… Read more »

Chancellor Dutta: Stand With Grad Workers

Our future and America’s future are at stake because of Trump’s horrifying tax plan. Graduate workers at more than 40 universities spoke out on November 29th. Across the nation the message was clear: any tax plan that passes increasing our tax burden by upwards of 5-10% of our salaries, any tax plan that passes limiting… Read more »

Fight to Defeat GOP Tax Plan Heats Up!

On November 21, our union, the Rutgers AAUP-AFT, took a bus of over 50 Rutgers  graduate employees to Philadelphia to protest Trump’s tax plan—a bill which, if reconciled with the House bill passed two weeks ago, could result in a de facto 15-20% pay cut for grads at Rutgers. We were greeted by other grad unionists… Read more »