Our three unions representing full-time faculty and grad workers, adjunct faculty, and medical faculty throughout the Rutgers system are coming together on Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. for a town hall meeting about our One Faculty campaign. Click here to RSVP for the Zoom link.
In early March, we announced our commitment to be One Faculty, uniting nearly 10,000 educators at Rutgers’ Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick campuses, as well as Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences units across New Jersey. Our dedication to the Rutgers mission of teaching, research, and service has been repaid with job cuts, increased workloads without support, ever-larger class sizes, increasing precarity, canceled raises, and disrespect. Our students and patients deserve better, our communities deserve better, the people of New Jersey deserve better, and so do we.
To fight collectively for all faculty, regardless of rank, campus, school, or discipline, we aim to overcome the artificial and outdated divisions between our three unions—Rutgers AAUP-AFT, which represents full-time faculty, graduate workers, postdoctoral associates, and counselors; the Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union (PTLFC-AAUP-AFT), which represents Part-Time Lecturers; and AAUP-BHSNJ, which represents Biomedical and Health Sciences faculty.
Our campaign to demand that the Rutgers administration recognize our unity is underway. But we need the support of everyone our unions represent to make One Faculty a reality. Please come to our joint town hall meeting on Thursday, March 31, at 6 p.m. to learn more and discuss our common fight (click here to RSVP). We want to hear your questions and concerns about merging our contracts—and your ideas about how to make this campaign a success!
Amy Higer, President, Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union
Catherine Monteleone, President, AAUP-BHSNJ
Rebecca Givan, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT