Show Us The Money

Dear AAUP-BHSNJ Members:

We have had a couple of negotiating sessions since our last communication with

you and want to take a moment to let you know where we are. As we have

informed you, since our move to a collaborative table, our negotiations have been

much more robust and collegial. We have been involved in an engaged process

that has provided us with the opportunity to explain what makes us unique.

Over the last three weeks, we have made significant developments:

*Agreement on the “Transition to Retirement” as permitted under NJ

State Law

*Agreement on Emeritus Status for retired faculty with all of the rights

and privileges afforded to “Legacy Rutgers” faculty

*Continued discussion on removing “at-will” contracts, thereby

providing additional job security to our faculty

*Continued discussion of the negotiable portions of the A&P Guidelines

*Continued discussions regarding tuition remission for both employees

and dependents

*Proposals regarding the Extramural Support Incentive Awards

*Proposals regarding a stronger Grievance Process and discussions

surrounding job security

*Discussions regarding “filling the gap” of contributions toward

retirement between $141,000 to $265,000.

We have also had discussions regarding SHRP, the Librarians and the Nursing

Faculty that will continue as we work through our contract.

And, to answer your biggest concern - “Show Us the Money” - I am happy to

report to you that the school has acknowledged that they have been your

employer since July 1, 2013 and that we are working diligently toward a

compensation package that recognizes your work as Rutgers employees.

We have three dates scheduled in August and we will update you as we continue

to make progress in these negotiations.

In solidarity,


Ilyssa DeCasperis

Executive Director


(732) 235-4196

(973) 972-5875

Labor Omnia Vincit

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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.