AAUP-AFT protest for negotiated part-time lecturer contracts

By Sophie Nieto-Munoz

 

Photo by Ruoxuan Yang
Photo by Ruoxuan Yang

As Rutgers reaches its 250th anniversary of being a revolutionary higher-education institution, many say the biggest revolution would be paying part-time lecturers.

The Rutgers Council of AAUP-AFT Chapters (American Association of University Professors- American Federation of Teachers) congregated at Busch Campus Center on Monday to protest the lack of contracts, benefits and respect from the University.…

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Photos: Nick Yovnello Social Justice Scholarship

AFTNJ members and leaders gathered to support students who are making a difference. Members from Perth Amboy Federation…

Posted by AFT New Jersey on Monday, September 28, 2015

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Press: Bergen Community College Adjunct Faculty Approve First Union Contract

CONTACT: Nat T. Bender, nbender [@] aftnj.org, 908-377-0393

Members ratify agreement with state’s largest community college

PARAMUS…Adjunct professors, who teach a majority of the classes at Bergen Community College, have ratified a first contract agreeing to a deal with free tuition for dependents, pay raises and incentives for continuing professional development. “This contract is good for our faculty and improves the working conditions at Bergen Community College (BCC) so students will benefit as well,” said communications professor Kristin Reeves, acting chair of the chapter.…

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Press: Garfield Teachers Ratify Two-Year Contract

CONTACT: Nat T. Bender, nbender [@] aftnj.org, 908-377-0393

Overcome state shortfall in funding and restrictions to reach agreement

GARFIELD…Garfield teachers ratified a two-year agreement with two-percent raises for each year Thursday afternoon.  In order to settle at these percentages the Union needed to restructure the previous salary guide, according to Garfield Federation of Teachers president Rob Barbier, a high school English teacher.…

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