Since 1970, faculty at Rutgers have had a collective voice through our union. Today, Rutgers AAUP-AFT includes more than 7,700 full- and part-time faculty, graduate student employees, PostDocs and EOF counselors who serve 70,000 students across the state of New Jersey.
On June 30, 2018, all of our contracts expire and we plan to head into bargaining in winter 2018 to win a new one by that date.
Our union takes the adage “an injury to one is an injury to all” seriously. As a top research institution with faculty, students and staff from all over the world, Rutgers needs a strong faculty union that plays a central role in defending our university’s global reputation.
We actively defend evidence-based research at a time when science itself is under attack.
When our immigrant, Black, LGBTQ, women and Muslim students and colleagues come under attack, we push back. We petition, speak out, rally and march to demand sanctuary for all on our campuses.
Especially now, when people in positions of power threaten everything from job security to our environment, defending our ability to express a collective voice through our union is more crucial than ever.