Takeaway: Get the facts about the Rutgers budget. Click here to RSVP for a virtual town hall meeting Friday, September 16, at 12 noon or Monday, September 19, at 5 p.m.
Join us at a virtual town hall meeting featuring Howard Bunsis, an expert on higher education finances (and a professor at Eastern Michigan University who is currently on strike!), for a discussion about the Rutgers budget and why we say that Rutgers has the resources to meet all our demands. To maximize attendance, we’re holding the meeting twice. Pick the day and time that’s best for you: Friday, September 16, at 12 noon or Monday, September 19, at 5 p.m. Click here to RSVP for the Zoom link to either meeting.
For a preview of what you’ll hear, read this fact sheet from our union’s University Budget and Priorities Committee. The truth is that Rutgers prospered during the pandemic. According to the university’s latest financial statement, Rutgers ended up with its biggest-ever operating surplus in a single year in 2020–21—and the administration’s “rainy day fund” of unrestricted reserves jumped 61.9 percent to $818.6 million, the highest ever.
So don’t believe it if the administration says they don’t have the money to meet our demands for #TheRutgersWeDeserve. Join us for the Coalition of Rutgers Unions’ #RutgersHasTheMoney town hall meetings on Friday, September 16, at 12 noon or Monday, September 19, at 5 p.m. Click here to RSVP for either meeting.
Becky and Todd
Rebecca Givan, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Todd Wolfson, General Vice President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
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