Takeaway: Sign up for Strike School! Click here to register for two virtual 90-minute training sessions being held multiple times from October 26 through November 20.
We are 112 days without a contract as of today, and the administration STILL has not addressed the substantial proposals we put forward nearly half a year ago. Instead, management seems more interested in bickering about how many people can attend bargaining—or trying to stop us from making decisions in our own classrooms about the health and safety of our students, families, communities, and ourselves.
As in 2019, when we only won a strong new contract on the eve of a planned strike, we are only going to make the administration address our demands when we’re ready to take action. We need to get organized and united with our colleagues to fight for the Rutgers we all deserve.
We’re offering two virtual 90-minute workshops that were developed and will be led by member-organizers and staff (click here to sign up):
- Session 1 – How We Win: Their Power and Ours
- Session 2 – Organizing 101: How to Have an Organizing Conversation
***All sessions will be virtual on Zoom. Complete the RSVP form to get the Zoom link***
These sessions will be held multiple times over four weeks, from October 26 through November 20, so you can pick the days and times that work for your schedule. They are for all members who want to get more involved in our contract campaign. The only way we’ll win the contract we deserve is if all of us—grad workers, full- and part-time faculty, postdocs, staff—sharpen our power analysis and organizing skills.
Think of Strike School as spring training for the regular season. If you’re fed up with management dragging its feet and dismissing our demands for #EqualPayMoreSay, join us at Strike School; click here to sign up. It’s time for batting practice.
Ihsan Al-Zouabi, Newark, Criminal Justice, PhD Candidate
Sarah DeGiorgis, Camden, Public Affairs, PhD Candidate
Travis DuBose, Camden, Writing Program, Director of Writing and Design Lab, Assistant Teaching Professor
Jamie Dunaev, Camden, Psychology, Associate Teaching Professor
Danyel Ferrari, New Brunswick, Journalism and Media Studies, PhD Candidate
Rebecca Givan, New Brunswick, Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Associate Professor
Erin Kelly, New Brunswick, English-Writing Program, Assistant Teaching Professor
Mich Ling, New Brunswick, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, PhD Candidate
Sean Mitchell, Newark, Anthropology, Associate Professor
Erin R. Santana, Newark, American Studies, PhD Candidate
Andy Urban, New Brunswick, American Studies and History, Associate Professor
Todd Wolfson, New Brunswick, Journalism and Media Studies, Associate Professor