Your participation in the contract campaign is making a difference. This past Thursday the Barchi bargaining team came back with an economic proposal that was 0.5% over their initial offer (see details of the bargaining positions in this News post). We still have a ways to go, and your emails, letters, and participation in various protest actions will make the difference between management’s measly offer and what faculty at Rutgers deserve.
Please join us on Thursday, October 23 at 12:30pm on “Reclaim Rutgers Day” at one of the following locations. We need YOU to help us reach the finish line.
Busch campus: outside Faculty Dining Hall
Camden campus: Campus Center Plaza
College Ave: center of Voorhees Mall
Cook/Douglass campus: Douglass Center Plaza
Livingston campus: Livingston Student Dining Center Plaza
Newark campus: Paul Robeson Center Plaza
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
|We Propose:||They are Offering:|
|2014-15 $2500 ATB||1%|
|2015-16 $2600 ATB||ZERO|
|2.5% merit||1.25% merit|
|2016-17 $2700 ATB||ZERO|
|2.0% merit||1.50% merit|
|Minimum salary $55,000K by July 1, 2016||Only the above mini raises|
|Asst Prof reappt of 2.5% for all||Limited to future reappts|
|Full/Dist Prof merit raises of 2.5%||Raises up to 2.5% but as little as $ 1.00|
|Remove “Subject to State Funding” Language||Keep the Salary Freeze Option in Place|
Sabbaticals – administration proposes abolishing 100% semester sabbaticals and we refuse to agree.
Phased Retirement – both sides waiting for response from Trenton.
Flexible leave for new parents – we’ve proposed it and the administration seems to agree, but refuses to allow for full enforcement rights.
Cameras in classrooms – we propose faculty control over turning on the cameras and administration declines, offering only a committee should issue arise.
Notification of university policy changes – we demand notice in advance of BOG approval but administration declines.
Preservation of work – we seek information on who teaches what, whether PTL, TA, or other growing numbers of workers in the classroom. Administration delays, stalls, and appears unable to provide accurate information on who works here.
Suspension without pay – administration proposes extending time of possible suspension from “up to one semester” to one full year with no pay or benefits. We’ve proposed to maintain the current language but add in notification and due process rights.