Your paychecks this week should include the second of two raises that the administration tried to permanently cancel when it declared a “fiscal emergency” in June 2020. Faculty salaries will be caught up to where they should be under our current contract, and graduate worker annual salaries will be $1,795 (for calendar-year appointments) and $1,593 (for academic-year appointments) higher than they would have been without the agreement.
Our agreement negotiated last winter got the first canceled raise paid at the start of the school year (in August, after a further management blunder in processing the increases on time). The second set of raises—a 2.5 percent across-the-board increase for eligible faculty and an increase in the TA/GA minimum stipend to $30,162 for academic-year appointments and $33,999 for calendar-year appointments—are due in this paycheck. The raises won’t be retroactive, but we did force the administration to finally pay them.
Check your pay stub this week to make sure the increase is there (faculty hired this year won’t get this deferred raise). Remember that the raise only applies to the first four days of March, so you’ll only see a portion of the total increase you’ll get in each paycheck from now on. Email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
And grad workers: if you haven’t already, please fill out this short survey about your funding needs, so we can provide the university with a clear picture of how many of our grads have an immediate need for additional funding.
Becky and Todd
Rebecca Givan, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Todd Wolfson, General Vice President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
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