As of Sept. 1, 2014, the full-time faculty/TA/GA contract has expired. Despite the union's best efforts to get management to bargain seriously over these last months, they have stonewalled us and we've seen no real progress on economic or workplace issues. Management has not even sent people to the table who are empowered to make decisions, and sessions rarely lasted long enough to delve into any substance.
This is clearly unacceptable.
Here's our plan: We are building—along with our allies who make up nearly 20,000 unionized Rutgers workers—a more visible, robust, and unified contract campaign than we've ever had. Our unified campaign to Reclaim Rutgers for the university New Jersey deserves includes petitions, conventional and social media, rallies and days of action.
Here is what you can do:
1. Attend the chapter mobilizing meeting on your campus:
New Brunswick: Tues, Sept, 9, 12-1:30pm, Location: AAUP-AFT office, 11 Stone Street, New Brunswick. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Newark: Wed, Sept 10, 2:30-3:45pm, Location: Room 224, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Rutgers-Newark. RSVP to email@example.com
Camden: TBA (but final week of September is likely; we'll let you know ASAP)
2. Attend the Thurs, Sept 18 bargaining session at Busch Campus Center 9:30am-10:30am. Show management that they cannot disrespect faculty any longer. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Sign and circulate this petition to your colleagues on Facebook and Twitter: http://reclaimrutgers.org/