|Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)|
Q: What is the “AAUP bargaining unit?”
A: Faculty and librarians who are eligible to become full members of the AAUP. Certain administrators are not in the bargaining unit, nor are faculty or librarians who work less than half-time.
Q: Is membership in the bargaining unit automatic?
A: Yes, anyone eligible to become a full member of the AAUP is automatically a member of the bargaining unit.
Q: How do you benefit from the AAUP?
A: You obtain your salary, benefits and employee protection through the Contract achieved by the AAUP negotiating team, without having to convince your employer to give you those things.
Q: If you are a member of the bargaining unit, but not a full member of AAUP, how much is deducted from your bi-weekly pay check?
A: $22.10 per check. Called the “rep” (representation) fee.
Q: If you are a full member of AAUP, how much is deducted from your bi-weekly pay check?
A: $26 per check. This is only $3.90 more than the representation fee per check.
Q: Why does it matter if I become a full member of AAUP?
A: Strong membership helps the AAUP when we are attempting to resolve open issues for the faculty and/or librarians. If membership falls below 50%, the AAUP could be decertified here and that would mean no AAUP representation. WE WOULD LOSE OUR CONTRACT AND PROTECTION!
Q: Who decides whether you become a full member of the AAUP?
A: You do. Simply fill out the form authorizing payroll deduction for full AAUP membership. ($3.90 more per pay check.)
YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID BECAUSE YOUR MEMBERSHIP WILL HELP THE AAUP AS WE ADMINISTER THE CONTRACT FOR YOU!
“ AAUP-BHSNJ is the professional Bargaining Representative for more than 1,400 faculty members and librarians of the BHSNJ.
As of July 1, 2013, based on the integration of SOM with Rowan University and the integration of the remaining units of the former UMDNJ with Rutgers University (as per the New
Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act as of 2012) AAUP-UMDNJ became AAUP-BHSNJ.
Faculty and Librarians of the former UMDNJ at both Rutgers and Rowan (and those hired into units of the former UMDNJ) are now part of the Biomedical and Health Sciences of New Jersey American Association of University Professors unit, AAUP-BHSNJ.