OPRA helps protect NJ schools from scandals like Penn State’s

By Lucye Millerand

We reel in disbelief over the tragic events at Penn State. We ask ourselves what can be done to prevent a repetition of such grossly unethical conduct — the alleged crimes and the abject failure of accountability at Penn State. Sunshine is the most powerful disinfectant, and access to university records by the public, media, community organizations and other government institutions is a deterrent to this sort of infection.…

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Rutgers One Delivers 6,000-Plus Petition Calling on University to Pay Frozen Wage

McCormick Public Statements Ring Hollow as Rutgers Workers Lag Behind Rest of State

NEWARK…Rutgers workers have gone the longest without a raise among state workers, despite President Richard McCormick’s public statements that he intends to pay long withheld raises, according to the Rutgers One faculty, staff, student and alumni coalition. “Rutgers management withheld negotiated raises in 2009, asked for and received an agreement from us to defer then withheld the deferred raises again last year,” said Lucye Millerand, President of the Union of Rutgers Administrators-American Federation of Teachers, which represents approximately 2,000 campus workers.…

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Ledger Article on Layoffs Quotes KFT’s Castiglione and URA’s Millerand

-from http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/09/kean_rutgers_to_lay_off_employ.html

Most of New Jersey’s colleges found ways to make cuts without eliminating employees. Yesterday, several schools — including the New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University, the College of New Jersey, Montclair State, William Paterson, Rowan, Ramapo, Richard Stockton and Thomas Edison State College — said they had no plans for layoffs.…

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Rutgers Workers Rally to Ask Whether Management “Got Ethics?”

Calling on Board of Governors to reject budget that breaks contracts

NEW BRUNSWICK… Asking “Got Ethics?—university workers are rallying and marching on Rutgers main campus prior to today’s Board of Governors meeting. Rutgers Labor Coalition, representing more than 10,000 unionized workers at the state university, is presenting an ethics complaint about a contract breach, calling on the Board of Governors to reject the fiscal year 2011 budget until negotiated agreements are honored.…

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