September 11, 2015
PTL Bargaining Update and Fall Meeting/ Action Schedule for September
Frankly, there hasn’t been much progress at the bargaining table for Part-Time Lecturers. The administration continues to stonewall our negotiating team, despite the reasonable and innovative proposals we’ve put forward to benefit the 1,500 Part-Time Lecturers at Rutgers, like equal pay for equal work, fractional appointments, health insurance, and significant professional development monies.
We’ve had a busy summer of organizing and bargaining, and now that the Fall semester has begun, we want to bring PTLs up to speed on all the work we’ve been doing. We’ve set up a number of campus-based contract campaign meetings for PTLs across Rutgers. Please, come out to these meetings to help us build our capacity so we can win what we all deserve: Respect.
Find a meeting location most convenient for you:
- Monday, Sep. 14th, 4:30 – 6:00 PM – Busch Student Center, Room 115
- Tuesday, Sep. 15th, 4:30 – 6:00 PM – Douglass Student Center, Room D
- Thursday, Sep. 17th, 4:30 – 6:00 PM – College Ave Student Center, Room 413
- Monday, Sep. 21st, 4:30 – 6:00 PM – Newark, Robeson Center, Room 227
- Tuesday, Sep. 22nd, 4:30 – 6:00 PM – Camden, Campus Center, Executive Room
Food and drinks will be provided. Send your RSVP to aaup@rutgersaaup or call the office at 732-964-1000, so we know how much to order.
Add it to your calendar: the administration’s team is due to respond to our proposals on Monday, September 28th. For the first action of the semester, we’re asking all of our members to come out in a show of force at 9:30 AM at the Busch Campus Center on the 28th. In doing so, we will show the administration that we mean business. We know that our full time faculty, graduate students, and even our undergraduate allies will be there in a show of solidarity, to reciprocate when we stood with them last year.
It’s very important that you attend these meetings to help us organize actions over the course of the semester. I hope to see you there.
President, Part-Time Lecturer Faculty Chapter (PTLFC)