Union Members Accuse Rutgers Administration of Stalling Negotiations​

O’Donnell, TapInto New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Members of a union representing some 1,400 clinical and research physicians at Rutgers are accusing the university’s administration of dragging its feet in labor negotiations.

They said they became more embittered when one recent bargaining session was canceled, yet watched as the Board of Governors held an emergency meeting on Dec.…

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Fair Contract Now: Kean Faculty Takes Stand

Erin McGuinness. Kean Tower

Passing drivers honked horns in support as members of the Kean Federation of Teachers picketed across Morris Ave on Nov. 20.

Public colleges throughout the state took part in a “Day of Action” to urge the state of NJ to push forward contracts that outline fair pay increases for tenured faculty, job security for lecturers and fair pay for adjunct professors.…

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First Look at New School Standards Without Battles of Years Gone By

Commissioner Repollet and staff preview slightly revised requirements for six subject areas for state Board of Education

Mooney, NJ Spotlight

In a process that started in earnest in 1996 at the height of the standards and testing movement, the state every few years reviews and revises the requirements for what every New Jersey student should know and be able to do.…

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Rutgers faculty oppose new football coach’s contract

Sitrin, Politico

Faculty union leaders at Rutgers University are railing against the $32 million contract offered to new head football coach Greg Schiano, saying it “sucks resources” from students and the university community and contributes to the “arms race” among other schools in the Big Ten conference.

David Hughes, a professor of anthropology and treasurer of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union, which represents 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate workers, spoke out in opposition to the contract at Tuesday’s board of governors meeting in New Brunswick along with Diomedes Tsitouras, executive director of the AAUP union representing biomedical and health sciences faculty members who have been without a contract since June of last year.…

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Kean profs protest as part of statewide demonstration

UNION, N.J. — Professors, lecturers, professional staff and librarians at Kean University joined instructors from eight other New Jersey public colleges in a statewide demonstration protesting for a new contract Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Kean instructors picketed as part of the state College Council along Morris Avenue at the intersection of Green Lane across from the Barnes & Noble bookstore, seeking attention from the public and state officials in their demand for higher pay, a smaller workload, job security and better pay for adjuncts.…

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NJ adjuncts get ‘biggest increase’ ever in pay, while full-time professors vote to strike

Catherine Carrera, Staff Writer

About 5,000 unionized adjunct faculty members from nine New Jersey public colleges will see the biggest wage increases they’ve ever received in a new contract reached Friday, after statewide rallies last week that drew hundreds on each campus to call for higher wages.

Meanwhile, another 5,000 unionized full-time faculty members, librarians and staff professionals still in negotiations are preparing for a potential strike by holding strike authorization votes.…

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