News: NJ State College Faculty, Staff, Librarians Rally for Fair Contract

Simultaneous demonstrations on multiple campuses protest lack of progress

Tenure-track and adjunct faculty, lecturers, professional staff and librarians at nine states colleges and universities in the College Council rallied Wednesday to call for a fair contract from the state.   Tim Haresign, the President of the College Council, characterizes the major issues as fair pay for contingent faculty and ensuring quality higher education in the state of New Jersey.…

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Professors protest on public university campuses across New Jersey

Duffy, PIX 11

College professors protested on public campuses across New Jersey Wednesday to demand higher pay and better benefits, including at: The College of New Jersey, Kean University, Montclair State University, New Jersey City University, Ramapo College, Stockton University, Thomas Edison State University and William Paterson University.

At William Paterson University, the faculty wore black and marched in the style of a New Orleans funeral.…

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Professors protest for a fair contract at Trustees meeting

Deangelis, Ramapo News

Dozens of professors, faculty and supporting students filled the conference room where the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 21 was being held. 

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) is a union for faculty and professional staff. The union held a statewide demonstration to draw attention to an expired contract that has not yet been renewed or renegotiated.…

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Rowan professors take part in mass protest across N.J. over lack of contracts, wages

Fitchett, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Teachers across the state held a Day of Action on Wednesday, including the American Federation of Teachers at Rowan University’s Glassboro campus.

The union gathered in Savitz Hall with information and a petition asking for fair contracts for its members. Rowan University faculty, staff, and coaches have been without a contract since the previous contracted expired in July.…

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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.”…

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Three unions at NJ colleges voted to authorize a strike. Members say they’re ‘frustrated’

Carrera, NorthJersey.com

Hundreds of unionized faculty members at nine New Jersey public colleges rallied Wednesday for new contracts that call for equality and higher pay, following votes by three union groups authorizing leaders to call a strike if they think that step is needed as part of contract negotiations with the state.

The Council of New Jersey State College Locals, made up of 11 locals and representing 10,000 full-time and part-time faculty, librarians and professional staff, has been meeting with state representatives since March to negotiate a new contract for its members.…

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Fed up N.J. college professors, union members demand better contracts in statewide protest

Kudisch, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Dozens of adjunct professors, professional staff members, and supporters gathered at Montclair State University — at even more at other colleges across the state on Wednesday afternoon— to protest for a better deal for adjunct professors and union members.

“We are the most vulnerable, because we’re hired semester by semester, with no job security,” said Mary Wallace, the local president of the adjunct faculty bargaining unit at Montclair State University.…

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N.J. college professors are fed up. So they are staging a mass protest.

Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Four months was long enough.

Frustrated by stalled contract talks, the staff at nine New Jersey colleges are holding rallies and protests across the state on Wednesday to fight for a better deal.

“We are trying very hard not to have a strike,” said Tim Haresign, president of the union representing more than 10,000 professors, professional staff and librarians.…

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NJ State College Faculty, Staff, Librarians Rally for Fair Contract Wednesday

Simultaneous demonstrations on multiple campuses protest lack of progress

What:

Tenure-track and adjunct faculty, lecturers, professional staff and librarians at nine states colleges and universities in the College Council are rallying to call for a fair contract from the state with fair pay for adjunct faculty and non-tenure track lecturers to compete for talent. In addition, adjunct faculty should receive the same pay as tenure-track faculty teaching additional courses (such as during the summer) and lecturers should receive multi-year contracts to develop a stable faculty core with long-term commitments.

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Proposed deal would keep NJCU running A. Harry Moore School for at least 4 more years

The board passed a resolution Friday to offer NJCU a five-year contract that would extend the university’s relationship with the school for multiply disabled students through June 2025.

The proposed agreement, however, would allow NJCU to exit the contract after four years. To do so, the university would have to announce its intention to leave the deal following the first three years of the contract.…

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