Dear AAUP-BHSNJ Faculty,
Now is a critical time for our sister union, the Rutgers AAUP-AFT. It represents more than 4,800 full-time faculty and graduate students who work mostly on non-RBHS campuses. They are on the verge of going on strike for the first time in 253 years. For many months, a recalcitrant Rutgers administration denied their proposals that would close gender pay gaps, create greater job security for non-tenure track faculty, and improve diversity on campuses. The outcome of this negotiation is also important to us in in that our agreement contains many of the same articles as the Rutgers AAUP-AFT agreement. Quite simply, a strong Rutgers AAUP-AFT contract will set the stage for an equally strong AAUP-BHNSJ contract. For this reason, both of our unions have been attending one another’s negotiations and jointly coordinating strategy for almost a year.
To show our solidarity with our AAUP-AFT colleagues, our governing board, the AAUP-BHSNJ Council, voted to make a financial contribution to the AAUP-AFT campaign.
In addition, there are several ways that you can show your support. These include:
We sincerely hope that a strike is avoided. In the event that one occurs, we stand united.
President, AAUP-BHSNJ Council of Chapters