Category: Our Campaign in the News

Strike looms at Rutgers as faculty fights for salary demands

NEW BRUNSWICK – A strike is looming at Rutgers University as faculty members fight for their demands to be met. AAUP-AFT Union members say before they go on strike, they are giving university officials one more chance to meet their demands. They will be addressing the university’s board of governors when the board meets in Newark… Read more »

During campus protest, Rutgers faculty threaten to strike

By Catherine Carrera Rutgers University faculty members and graduate workers who protested on the Newark campus Tuesday had a sharp message to the university’s board of governors: Classes will shut down if they don’t agree on a new contract soon. A strike at the New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses before the end of the… Read more »

Rutgers Adds $20 Million to Faculty Diversity Initiative

By Colleen Flaherty Rutgers University president Robert L. Barchi on Wednesday pledged $20 million in additional funding for the systemwide Faculty Diversity Hiring Initiative. The current $22 million initiative to hire, mentor and retain professors from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds was set to expire in 2021 but will now continue through 2024. “This extension will enable schools… Read more »

Barchi adds $20 M to diversity fund, union continues negotiations

While the Rutgers American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) is recruiting students to join their cause and taking actions that “may potentially culminate in a strike later this month,” University President Robert L. Barchi announced an additional $20 million in strategic funding from his office through 2024, he announced in… Read more »