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Rutgers, unions announce deal, classes resume

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (AP) — Rutgers University and union representatives have announced an agreement on a new contractual framework with several faculty unions, marking the first such labor union in its 257-year history. of New Jersey’s flagship university, which allowed to halt a five-day strike that was action

Early Saturday morning, Rutgers said that with the help of Gov. ,” he said.

“Nothing is more important than meeting our students and their families’ expectations of us, supporting them fully, and fostering their academic ambitions and dreams,” the school said in a statement.

A union representing professors, part-time lecturers and graduate student workers agreed to suspend the strike and return to work, but resolved more issues before obtaining a tentative agreement for members to vote. He told the members that he had to

“Our historic strike has brought us this far. If we can’t secure a reasonable profit, we can and will resume work stoppages,” they said, vowing to picket information when classes resume next week.

Three unions representing approximately 9,000 Rutgers staff members joined the strike. Rutgers Adjunct Teachers Union representing part-time teachers. AAUP-BHSNJ includes biomedical and health science faculty from Rutgers Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health.

The framework, according to the union, includes “significant” pay increases for part-time staff and large pay increases for graduate student workers, stronger job security for part-time and non-tenure-track faculty, union representation for graduate fellows, and other improvements. It is said to be included.

Rutgers said the deal, which dates back to July, will raise overall salaries for full-time faculty and EOF counselors by at least 14% by July 2025. We will free up lecturers’ time, strengthen their job security, raise minimum salaries for postdocs and associates, and significantly raise wages and other support for teaching and graduate assistants.

Picket lines formed at campuses in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark and Camden on Monday as students finished the spring semester and prepared for graduation and commencement ceremonies. NJ.com reported that some professors were still teaching or handing out assignments, so some said they attended classes as normal, while others said classes were canceled or they went on strike. Some said they decided to leave or walk the picket line to support.

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