Rutgers Unions Tell Board to Honor Contracts

Coalition approach wins concessions limiting tuition increase
AFT Rutgers members of the Union of Rutgers Administrators staff local and the Rutgers AAUP/AFT faculty local coalesced with students and other campus unions to call on the Board of Governors to honor agreements executives breeched by cancelling negotiated raises and limiting tuition increase. The Board responded by cutting outgoing Rutgers President McCormick’s proposal for a tuition increase in half and promising to further examine the unions’ position.…

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Students, union rally for raises

By Joshua Rosenau, Staff Writer
Monday, September 27, 2010 00:09

Students and faculty protested the University’s financial policies Friday on the steps of Brower Commons on the College Avenue campus before the annual address of University President Richard L. McCormick.

The rally served as a platform for speeches by leaders of the University’s labor unions and the Rutgers University Student Assembly.…

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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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State Commission Orders Rutgers Management to Defend Contract Breach

Rutgers unions advance collaborative legal strategy in response to pay freeze

NEW BRUNSWICK… The state Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC) today approved a jointly submitted order to show cause for unions representing 10,000 Rutgers workers, forcing university management to defend its unilateral pay freeze. The unions are arguing for expedited arbitration, which would offer a speedy resolution for the breach of contract claim.…

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