The ballots have been counted, and there was overwhelming support --more than 97%-- for ratification of the contract on April 8, 2015. Many of you expressed your thanks to the union, and in return we thank the hundreds of faculty whose activism played such a crucial role.
While support was strong, some expressed concern that salary gains were inadequate. We share your desire to raise compensation for all, and we know that ongoing organizing and an active departmental representative structure will prepare us to make greater gains in the future. We are holding training sessions this semester and going forward, so let us know if you are interested in getting more involved by replying to this email or calling the union office at (732) 964-1000.
Keep in mind that Legacy UMDNJ faculty colleagues and our URA and EOF staff colleagues are still in negotiations, and they need our support, along with our PTL Faculty and Postdoc members, who are beginning negotiations now for contracts that expire at the end of June.
Lisa Klein, President