NJIT Adjunct Faculty Get 1st Union Contract, Pay Raise

The adjunct faculty members at New Jersey Institute of Technology have reached a milestone: their first union contract.

Eric Kiefer, Patch Staff

NEWARK, NJ — The adjunct faculty members at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have reached a milestone… their first union contract.

The 300-plus adjunct faculty members, who voted to form a union in May, are affiliated with the Rutgers American Association of University Professors – American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT).

A tentative agreement between the union and NJIT was announced last month. An AFT spokesperson confirmed this week that the union ratified the contract by a vote of 146-2.

The NJIT adjunct faculty members have been rallying for “better pay, recognition of their critical roles in the campus community and opportunities for professional development and career advancement.”

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