Rutgers profs threaten to strike over ‘shameful behavior’ in contract talks

Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for

Tired of waiting for a new contract and fed up with an administration they claim is slow-walking negotiations, Rutgers University professors are threatening a strike.

Dozens of professors picketed before Thursday’s Board of Governors meeting in New Brunswick and later blasted President Robert Barchi’s handling of contract talks before the board.

“If we give you the choice that every faculty member walks out or President Barchi walks out, what’s it going to be?” asked David Hughes, vice president of faculty union. “We are worth more than he is.”