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Executive Council Stands in Solidarity with Yale Grad Workers

Submitted by Staff on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 14:24

The Executive Council of Rutgers AAUP-AFT passed the following resolution on May 26, 2017. The Yale Grad Employees Union, UNITE/HERE Local 33, webpage can be found here

Individuals are encouraged to sign the online international solidarity petition, which you can find on the home page of the Yale UNITE/HERE Local 33 webpage (link above).

The Executive Council of Rutgers AAUP-AFT Stands in Solidarity with Yale Grad Workers
May 26, 2017

download a PDF of this resolution

After over a quarter of a century of immoral disregard for its graduate employees' demand for union recognition, Yale University has moved on now to illegal disregard. It refuses to enter into contract negotiations with their duly elected bargaining agent, UNITE/HERE Local 33. It does so all the more shamefully in the face of union members' nearly four-week-long hunger strike. The AAUP/AFT chapters at Rutgers University, the union of its full-time and part-time faculty and graduate employees, call upon the Yale Corporation and Yale President Peter Salovey to end immediately their immorality and lawlessness, and pursue instead what the Rutgers community has enjoyed for many decades: constructive collective bargaining, for the sake of the health, welfare, and educational mission of the Yale community.

The Executive Council also voted to make a $500 donation to the Yale graduate student employees' union, UNITE/HERE Local 33.


Rutgers AAUP-AFT represents academic faculty and staff at all three Rutgers campuses, including full-time faculty, part-time faculty, teaching and graduate assistants, postdocs, and Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Counselors.

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