Our members have voted: we have strong new contracts, thanks to a massive organizing effort and a five-day strike that showed the power of higher ed labor and our determination to fight for a better Rutgers for ALL of us.
We are inches away from a TA (tentative agreement) on Article 11. The administration made several moves in the right direction. (See details below.) We are also close to reaching agreement on Article 8, although a few sticking points remain.
Rutgers Adjunct Union member Randy Pearlstein, who teaches in the New Brunswick Creative Writing program, wrote these notes on the “large open” session this past Monday. We invite members to be notetakers at future sessions.
In our August 1 session, we began with a response to management’s counters on Article 5 (“Grievance”) and Article 11 (“Professional Development”); the second half of the bargaining session was dedicated to our presentation on Article 6: “Job Security.”
The following bargaining update was emailed out to members on June 16, 2022. We will continue to post bargaining updates to the website and email out the most important updates as we continue with contract negotiations.