Campus Equity Week

At the recent Executive Board meeting of United Adjunct Faculty of New Jersey, Local 2222, it was decided that all chapters should plan some activities for Campus Equity Week (CEW). CEW is a biennial campus event that highlights the inequities adjuncts face on College campuses, and starts October 24, 2011.

Bill Lipkin, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 2222,  has been named to the Campus Activity Planning Committee of  the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE).…

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AFTNJ Leadership Changes

Perth Amboy Federation’s Chiera New AFTNJ President; Skeete-Carey and Tardi EVPs

Moving up to a new challenge is always exciting. In late June Perth Amboy teacher Donna M. Chiera had her hands full being elected President of AFTNJ while serving as chair of the legislative crisis team battling in Trenton to protect collective bargaining. Chiera is a recently-retired classroom teacher with more than 30 years in the district, 22 years as local President and had been AFTNJ Prekindergarten through 12 Executive Vice President.…

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Adjunct Alternative or Union Busting?

From http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/02/28/union_clashes_with_new_jersey_community_college_over_one_year_full_time_posititons

Some adjunct leaders outside of Ocean County, however, see this as problematic for the future of higher education. William Lipkin, treasurer of the New Faculty Majority, a national association representing adjuncts, and president of the New Jersey branch of the American Federation of Teachers, called the creation and use of these positions “exploitation.” He admitted he had not seen a model similar to the one being promoted at Ocean County College.…

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State Education Union Leaders Call on Rutgers to Respect Contracts

High Profile Public Breeches Undermine Workplace Relations Everywhere

EDISON…As one of the largest employers in the state, Rutgers University is setting a terrible precedent by withholding negotiated raises next month, according to AFT New Jersey State Federation president William Lipkin. “It hurts morale and productivity, is morally repulsive and bad for business throughout the state,” said Lipkin of Rutgers management’s unilateral pay freeze.…

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AFT New Jersey State Federation Convention Highlights Growth

State Federation Now Represents More than 28,000 Education Workers from Pre-K Through Ph.D.

EDISON… In a challenging political climate fueled by a poor economy, workers are organizing new unions and AFT New Jersey State Federation is structuring to continue growing, according to president William Lipkin. The political science professor is presiding over the group’s largest convention April 23-24 in Galloway, NJ, having established cooperating divisions in higher education and pre-kindergarten to 12.…

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