Solidarity Alert: Final Warning – Contract or Strike

The New Jersey State AFL-CIO invites you to join us next Tuesday, April 9, as we gather in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of Rutgers AAUP-AFT to picket the Board of Governors meeting at the Paul Robeson Center on the Rutgers Newark campus. After more than a year of failed contract negotiations with Rutgers University, Rutgers AAUP-AFT anticipates a huge turnout for this event, which they’re saying will serve as a “final warning” to the administration. 

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers Newark, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ

Our brothers and sisters at Rutgers are demanding more full-time faculty, equal pay for female staff, increased staff diversity, and a salary increase for graduate workers. They are also pushing for the school to hire more librarians, a position that is currently in jeopardy due to proposed budget cuts to the library system.

Last month, in a majority vote, 88% of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty and graduate employee union voted to authorize the leadership to call a strike. If the union goes on strike, this would be the first strike of faculty and graduate workers in the 253-year history of Rutgers University. It would also be the first strike of tenured faculty at a Big 10 university.

The AAUP-AFT full time and TA/GA unit is only one of a coalition of labor unions currently bargaining with Rutgers. These locals represent over 19,000 workers at Rutgers, including HPAE, URA, AAUP – Medical, PTL, EOF, CIR, and CWA. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Individuals interested in participating in the potential STRIKE can sign up for picket shifts here (separate event from the BOG meeting).


Rutgers faculty union members, preparing for possible strike, sign up for picket duty

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Rutgers faculty members vote to authorize their union leaders to call for a strike

Rutgers faculty moving toward a strike

Equity. Security. Dignity.

Rutgers is for education, not profit. Click on the link below to sign and share a petition urging Rutgers President Robert Barchi to stop wasteful spending and invest in quality education.

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