Rutgers faculty hold off on strike as negotiations continue

April 16, 2019 | Education

No faculty strike at Rutgers as contract negotiations continued Tuesday.

Monday’s marathon negotiating session between Rutgers AAUP-AFT and the university reportedly went well, but the union has told members to be prepared to strike as early as Wednesday if their demands are not met.

4,800 faculty and graduate student workers voted last month to authorize what would be the first faculty strike in the state university’s 253-year history.

The union has been negotiating without a contract for more than a year over salary hikes, equal pay for female faculty members and better pay for faculty at Camden and Newark campuses.