Rutgers AAUP-AFT assists graduate workers in finding informal solutions to problems they face in the workplace. The staff of the union routinely meets with grad workers to discuss and explore ways to resolve issues of many kinds. If a resolution is not achievable through informal efforts, grad workers are advised as to whether the issue(s) in question can be pursued through our negotiated grievance procedures, and/or whether other avenues are available.
If you have questions and/or need information in general about university practices, policies or rules, you can get assistance by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will attempt to answer any questions you may have.
Rutgers AAUP-AFT is only authorized to pursue grievances on behalf of its members under the collective bargaining agreement with Rutgers. It does not provide members with lawyers or legal advice for pursuing outside discrimination or other types of claims. Contact us at email@example.com to discuss your rights and obligations under the Collective Agreement.
The sections of our union’s contract relevant to graduate worker grievance procedures are Articles 9 and 23:
- Article 9 provides a fair and effective procedure for identifying, articulating, and resolving problems and disputes based on the terms and conditions in our contract or allegations based on University policy that directly affect the work and welfare of grad workers (unrelated to reappointment decisions).
- Article 23 covers grievances related to reappointment of graduate workers.
The Rutgers AAUP-AFT Contract Enforcement/Grievance team has four staff members: BJ Walker, Damon Fillman, Jillian Bogle, and Wendy Asreen. Members of the AAUP-AFT Grievance and Working Conditions Committee are appointed by the president.
You may contact a staff representative in this department for assistance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are by appointment only.