Stockton union rallies over stalled contract, begins vote to authorize strike

Lowe, Staff Writer

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton faculty members Wednesday began the process of authorizing a strike if statewide contract negotiations continue to stall.

The voting began as union members held a rally before the larger-than-life replica of the Declaration of Independence at the main campus as part of a day of action organized by the 11 unions of the Council of New Jersey State College Locals, a subsidiary of the American Federation of Teachers, to call for a “fair contract now.”

“What we’re fighting about is the soul of the university,” said Stockton’s Local 2275 President Rodger Jackson.

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