Tuesday, February 28, 2023

AFT Local 1904 Represents as Peer Unions From Around New Jersey Stand with Rutgers in Fight for Fair Contract

Today, hundreds of union members and students demonstrated at the Rutgers-Newark campus to demand that the Rutgers Administration and Board of Governors negotiate with Rutgers faculty and staff unions for a fair contract. Our Rutgers colleagues have worked for eight months since their last contract expired. After refusing to negotiate for months, Rutgers has recently returned to the bargaining table with offers that fail to address major labor issues including: Affordable healthcare, raises that reflect the drastic increase in cost-of-living, job security of part-time lecturers, and living wages for graduate student workers. 

Members of AFT Local 1904 Vice President for External Affairs, Bill Sullivan, and President Rich Wolfson (pictured here, standing in the shadow of “Scabby,” the infamous, symbolic, inflatable rat provided today by International Operating Engineers Local 825) joined with other union members and leaders from across all trades and sectors in support of Rutgers employees.