Part-Time Faculty At Rutgers Reaches ‘Groundbreaking’ Contract
Citrin, NJ Spotlight
Teresa Politano, president of the part-time faculty union called the contract “revolutionary” but noted that it is primarily a foundation on which they hope to build future contracts.
“We’re not just freelance employees anymore. Under this agreement we will become more integrated faculty members,” Politano said. “That’s a radical restructuring of the overall faculty system and a good foundation for future contracts.” But she added, “We didn’t win all of the gains we set out to win, and we have much work to do.”
Politano said the part-time lecturers (PTLs) did not win access to healthcare as they had hoped, and they will be taking that discussion to the Legislature on the state level.