Please join us as we dig into Rutgers finances and ask: Where is our money coming from, and where is it going? Who makes critical decisions about spending and priorities? Why are so many academic units faced with perpetual austerity when we know that Rutgers has had its strongest financial years in recent history?
We need to be able to answer these questions as we organize to win a strong contract this year. Get the facts about the university’s finances at a town hall meeting on “Follow the Money: How the Rutgers Budget Shapes Our University” on Thursday, October 13, at 2 p.m. Click here to RSVP for the Zoom link.
We know from Howard Bunsis’s #RutgersHasTheMoney presentation that our university is in good financial shape. At this month’s town hall, members of our union’s University Budget and Priorities Committee—Juan González, Michelle Gittelman, Andrew Goldstone, Mark Killingsworth, and Troy Shinbrot—will take a closer look at Rutgers’ financial performance across campuses, trends in faculty hiring compared to our peers, the university’s federal pandemic aid, and the athletics department’s budget drain on academics. We’ll also have time to hear from you about your concerns about our financial situation.
Rutgers AAUP-AFT has put forward an ambitious set of proposals that can defend and build the core mission of our university. We need to be able to counter the administration’s claim that they can’t afford to meet our demands. Let’s discuss our answers at the “Follow the Money” town hall meeting on Thursday, October 13, at 2 p.m. (click here to RSVP).
University Budget and Priorities Committee, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Rebecca Givan, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Todd Wolfson, General Vice President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
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