American Federation of Teachers EVP Mary Cathryn Ricker and Rutgers AAUP-AFT Pres Deepa Kumar talk to students at Rutgers University about union principles and values with Rutgers United Students Against Sweatshops Local 109 calling for a #FightFor15. Kick off to #ItsAboutFreedom Day of Action for Collective Bargaining AFL-CIO #1u #Unrigthesystem #solidarityRead more
Alexis Johnson, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
Hundreds of Rutgers students and unionized employees rallied Friday in a continued push for higher wages for all campus workers.
Members of Rutgers’ faculty union, the American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers, also attended the rally. They pledged to stand in solidarity with the students while also fighting for union workers’ rights.…Read more
Students from the Equal Opportunity Fund program from colleges around the state visited the New Jersey Statehouse Thursday to call for funding for the program. Here are their stories about the impact of the program on their lives.
Scholarship winners Amanda Gonzalez and Maryam Sarhan tell the stories of their activism. Amanda, Maryam and Kelsea Rowan were honored as recipients of Nick Yovnello Social Justice Scholarships for confronting campus rape culture, anti-Muslim bias and promoting acceptance of LGBTQ students and organizations.Read more
By Manuel Silva-Paulus
The Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) program has reversed cuts to the program proposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and has received an additional one million dollars in funding.
After the increase was approved, the funds were frozen and not made available until Sept. 20 due to Executive Order 209 signed by Christie, said Michelle Shostack, assistant dean and director of the School of Arts Sciences EOF program.…Read more