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Brookdale Community College Adjunct Faculty Unionize

EDISON…More than 450 adjunct faculty at Brookdale Community College have voted to unionize and join the largest higher education union in the state, according to Joan Carroll, who teaches math at the school and is a member of the new union’s leadership team.  “We stuck together and now have our unified official voice for interacting with Brookdale’s administration along with a forum of communication among adjuncts,” Carroll said.…

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Why professors at this N.J. college just got a raise

By Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for

Eight months after forming a union, adjunct professors at New Jersey Institute of Technology have negotiated higher pay and an internal path to potentially becoming full-time professors.

The new contract, approved this week by union membership, includes raising the current $1,300 per credit minimum pay to $1,500. Compensation will rise to a minimum of $1,550 per credit in the fall, a nearly 20 percent raise and $750 increase for teaching a three-credit course.…

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NJIT Adjunct Faculty Union Reaches First Agreement

Salary increases, professional development, opportunities for promotions key

NEWARK…New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) adjunct faculty reached a tentative agreement for their first union contract with the university, which promises to raise pay, create a grievance procedure and enhance professional development opportunities. Pay per credit would rise to a $1,500 minimum for the spring semester, which starts this month, and $1,550 for fall semester, which starts in September.…

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United Adjunct Faculty Endorse Campus Equity Week

United Adjunct Faculty of New Jersey, Local 2222, with chapters at ten community colleges, endorsed Campus Equity Week, starting October 30. The week is intended to promote awareness of the harmful consequences of the precarious situation of faculty in higher education, to organize for action, and to build solidarity among stakeholders, according to Campus Equity 2017.…

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AFT New Jersey Supports Adjunct Faculty Member Wrongly Fired after Tucker Carlson Appearance

American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ) President Donna M. Chiera issued the following statement on Essex County College Adjunct Faculty Member Lisa Durden, who was unjustifiably terminated following an appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Channel show: “In a discussion with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Essex County College Adjunct Faculty member Lisa Durden tried to point out aspects of white privilege.…

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Video: Montclair Adjunct Faculty Awardees

Ruth Clark

Prof. Clark started teaching at Montclair State University more than three decades ago as a way to give back to the community and brings a wealth of experience to her craft.

Karen Guancione

Guancione is a practicing artist who brings her craft to Montclair State University students. She mixes art with activism.

Chris Natale

Biology Adjunct Faculty member, Natale has been teaching at Montclair State University for 20 years and brings pharmaceutical industry experience.…

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Rutgers union grows with NJIT adjunct faculty, graduate workers

By Bob Makin, Courier News and Home Tribune

More than 300 adjunct faculty professors at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have voted to form a union local.

The state Public Employee Relations Commission (PERC), the entity that regulates public sector unions in New Jersey, certified the vote on April 25. The local is affiliating with the Rutgers American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers.…

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Assembly Higher Education Talks Adjuncts and Tenure

The working conditions of Adjunct faculty were up for discussion in the State Assembly Higher Education Committee meeting Thursday, Oct. 6 in Trenton. Chair Mila Jasey heard from legislators Sen. (and former Governor) Dick Codey and Assemblyman Dan Benson, former Assembly Speaker Joseph Doria as well as an AFT New Jersey delegation consisting of Dan O’Connor, Susanna Tardi, David Chapman, Elaine Bobrove and Steve Young.…

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AAUP-AFT protest for negotiated part-time lecturer contracts

By Sophie Nieto-Munoz


As Rutgers reaches its 250th anniversary of being a revolutionary higher-education institution, many say the biggest revolution would be paying part-time lecturers.

The Rutgers Council of AAUP-AFT Chapters (American Association of University Professors- American Federation of Teachers) congregated at Busch Campus Center on Monday to protest the lack of contracts, benefits and respect from the University.…

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Adjuncts at UCC continue to vent frustration with pattern of disrespect

By Cheryl Hehl, Staff Writer

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although both Kean and Union County College continue to use adjunct, or part-time, professors in large numbers, these educators maintain job security, pay and status continue to be an issue despite efforts on their part to change this pattern.

After LocalSource reported in the May 21 edition about the ongoing problems adjuncts were having at both educational facilities, UCC adjuncts came forward to express their views and straighten out any misconceptions there might be about what they are paid for their teaching services.…

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