State Commission Orders Rutgers Management to Defend Contract Breach

Rutgers unions advance collaborative legal strategy in response to pay freeze

NEW BRUNSWICK… The state Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) today approved a jointly submitted order to show cause for unions representing 10,000 Rutgers workers, forcing university management to defend its unilateral pay freeze. The unions are arguing for expedited arbitration, which would offer a speedy resolution for the breach of contract claim.…

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University Workers Call on Rutgers Board of Governors for Respect

Rutgers management only group in state to attempt break of 2009 deferral agreements

NEW BRUNSWICK…Thousands of Rutgers employees deferred raises last year by signing agreements to give Rutgers additional economic stability for two years, according to testimony Lucye Millerand delivered to Rutgers’ Board of Governors today. “Rutgers management’s announced intention to renege on a deal patterned on state worker agreements, which are being honored everywhere else throughout the state, shows a serious lack of respect for university workers,” she said.…

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State Education Union Leaders Call on Rutgers to Respect Contracts

High Profile Public Breeches Undermine Workplace Relations Everywhere

EDISON…As one of the largest employers in the state, Rutgers University is setting a terrible precedent by withholding negotiated raises next month, according to AFT New Jersey State Federation president William Lipkin. “It hurts morale and productivity, is morally repulsive and bad for business throughout the state,” said Lipkin of Rutgers management’s unilateral pay freeze.…

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