President Holloway will give his State of the University address before the University Senate on Friday, September 23, more than three months after our contract expired and with no significant progress on our key demands in bargaining. Outside, our union will join with students, staff, adjunct faculty, and community partners to send a message about the REAL state of our university.
We’ve learned from having to organize to win back our canceled raises last year that collectively raising our voices can be very effective in achieving results. Join us if you can on the New Brunswick campus at 12 noon (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need transportation) outside Alexander Library (169 College Ave.). Click here to tell us if you can make it and if you want to help with the organizing.
During the speakout, we’ll hear about urgent needs at Rutgers from the different vantage points of the participants: equal pay for equal work, a living wage for grad workers, safe and healthy workplaces where we have control over our work, a fair salary increase, and more. Student climate activists will join us to talk about their call for critical climate justice reforms at Rutgers—before starting out on their planned march to City Hall (all of us are invited).
We need President Holloway and the administration to hear our voices and commit to meeting our demands. We will be fighting throughout the Fall to achieve strong contracts for all our unions and a sustainable campus. September 23 is our first large-scale opportunity to show our unity and determination.
So join us on Friday, September 23, at 12 noon, outside Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus (click here to tell us you’re coming)—and show the administration that #WeRtheUniversity!
And don’t forget: On Friday, September 16, at 12 p.m. and Monday, September 19, at 5 p.m., the Coalition of Rutgers Unions will hold our #RutgersHasTheMoney Zoom town hall meetings, where higher ed finance expert Howard Bunsis will show that the administration has the resources to meet all our demands. We’re holding this virtual meeting twice; pick the time that’s best for you. Click here to RSVP for either meeting, if you haven’t already.
Becky and Todd
Rebecca Givan, President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
Todd Wolfson, General Vice President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT
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