The petition in support of the Non-Tenure Track Faculty was presented to the Board of Governors and President Barchi on December 3, 2013. We held a spirited informational picket on December 3 before the BOG meeting began. Thanks for all who participated. We still need to build even more pressure as bargaining continues
Petitions were delivered to the Board of Governors and President Barchi on December 3, 2013 in the continuing effort to move the administration to settle the contract for NTT Faculty. See the text of the petition here.
Today, September 27, 2013, starting at 12:30 PM, Rutgers One activists are demonstrating in solidarity with non-tenure track (NTT) faculty in front of the Rutgers Student Center on the College Ave Campus in New Brunwick where the universitu's president, Robert Barchi, will address the University Senate at 1:10 PM.
During the September 20 bargaining session, the Rutgers University administration team again failed to engage in serious negotiations.
A radio ad started airing state-wide on Thursday, September 26, 2013 as part of the contract campaign for the full-time, non-tenure track faculty. Listen to the radio ad:
At the July 11, 2013 Board of Governors meeting, President Robert Barchi said, "We need 175 to 200 more tenure-track faculty…. The non-tenure track faculty are not throwaways…"
Listen to the brief audio clip here.
Ann Gordon explains the problem of non-renewable contracts for faculty. They are hired under the following precarious conditions, as the Academic Appointments Manual of Rutgers, sums it up. “The appointment letter for a non-renewable position should clearly state the term of the appointment, that no evaluation or reappointment will be possible, and that no further notice of termination of employment should be expected.”
Executive Council approval for the sponsorship of National Postdoc Appreciation Day Symposium, September 18, 2013.
Executive Council resolution in support of 50th Anniversary March on Washington. Endorsement of the August 24 March on Washington and pledge to mobilize as many Rutgers AAUP-AFT members as possible to participate.