Nearly 2,000 of you have signed the 2023 Strike Pledge. We are showing management that the ball is in their court to agree to a fair contract—and we’re ready to take further action if necessary to win our demands.
We’re holding an all-member town hall next Monday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Click here to RSVP for the link. Bring your questions about the strike pledge and your ideas about our next steps. The pledge doesn’t authorize a strike; if needed, that will take place through an official vote of members to decide if that step is appropriate. And we’ll only report the number of people who signed the strike pledge, not the names, in order to protect anonymity.
We have now gone 228 days without a contract, and the administration has still not responded to some of the bargaining proposals we made last spring. The offers we have gotten from management are an insult—salary “increases” that would amount to a 5 percent wage cut when inflation is taken into account and expanded powers to discipline faculty and grad workers for vaguely defined “conduct unbecoming,” for example. Now is the time to show the administration that we’ll fight for a fair contract that benefits all of us.
- Come to a Housing Justice Town Hall about fighting for our common good demands on Wednesday, February 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Community Church, 100 College Ave.; click here to RSVP.
- Join us at the All-Member Town Hall on Monday, February 20, at 6:30 p.m. and bring your questions and ideas about our strike pledge and campaign for a strong contract. Click here to RSVP for the link.
- Sign up for Strike School! Click here to register for two virtual 90-minute training sessions on organizing to win being held multiple times through February 24.
Becky and Todd
Rebecca Givan, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Todd Wolfson, General Vice President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
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