McCormick addresses contractual concerns in Q&A

Professor of Education Catherine Lugg, who is entering her 16th year at the university, was one of many who voiced concern and displeasure over the delay in paying unionized workers, disputed salary increases. Lugg is a member of American Association of University Professors-American Federation of teachers (AAUP-AFT).

“It’s delay, delay, delay,” she said. “They announced a salary freeze in June 10, 2010. In 2009, the faculty agreed to delay implementation of our raises, and some of our colleagues have been frozen since back in 2008. We’ve heard words, but it’s just happy talk. It’s not Rutgers being a family.

“If it is, it’s one of the most dysfunctional families I’ve seen in a long time.”