The Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters, an affiliate of both the American Association of University Professors and the American Federation of Teachers, endorsed Phil Murphy for the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey.
“Phil Murphy’s attention to detail and his focus on the issues affecting higher education today make him our clear choice to serve as our next governor,” said David M. Hughes, AAUP-AFT President and Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers-New Brunswick. “He is committed to returning public support to Rutgers, our students, and our faculty. Phil is clearly on this side with all workers, upholding their rights to organize and earn a living wage of at least $15.”
“I am grateful to the men and women who have made Rutgers an internationally recognized institution of higher learning for their support and endorsement,” said Murphy. “We not only need to make college affordable again, but we need to get back to the basics of higher education, and that means supporting a world-class faculty.”