Welcome. We’re the Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union.
Part-Time Lecturers (PTLs), otherwise known as “adjuncts,” teach in nearly every department at Rutgers. Each semester, roughly 1,300 PTLs teach at least 30% of all undergraduate courses and hundreds more work in our professional and graduate schools. PTLs voted to unionize in 1988, forming the Part-Time Lecturer Faculty Chapter (PTLFC-AAUP-AFT, Local 6324); today, our bargaining unit represents roughly 3,000 PTLs overall. Joining our union means having a voice in contract negotiations, as well as a vote in contract ratification and officer elections. Our leverage at the bargaining table and in grievances is directly proportional to our number of active members. (Plus, research shows that strong labor unions lead to higher standards of living for everyone.) The more people we have on board, the louder our voice is at Rutgers!