“The new deal will increase salaries for full-time faculty and New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund counselors by at least 14% by the summer of 2025”
There have been a few big strikes in higher ed in recent months, but this one was the shortest.
NBC News reports:
Rutgers University reaches deal with faculty unions to end historic strike
Following a week-long strike, Rutgers University reached a deal with faculty unions Friday night for new contract, the first of its kind in the school’s 257-year history.
On Monday, thousands of professors, part-time lecturers and graduate student workers at New Jersey’s flagship university went on strike to demand salary increases, better job security for adjunct faculty members and guaranteed funding for graduate students, among other requests.
The new deal will increase salaries for full-time faculty and New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund counselors by at least 14% by the summer of 2025, according to a statement from the university’s President, Jonathan Holloway. It will also increase the per-credit salary rate for part-time lecturers by 43.8% and the minimum salary for postdoctoral fellows and associates by 27.9%, both over a four-year contract, as well as enhance the wages of teaching and graduate assistants and provide them with multi-year university support, according to a statement from the university’s President, Jonathan Holloway.
“Most important, closure on this framework will allow our 67,000 students to resume their studies and pursue their academic degrees,” Holloway said. “Nothing we do is as important as living up to the expectations that our students and their families have of us to be fully supportive of them and nurturing of their academic ambitions and dreams.”
The amendments are still pending ratification by members of each faculty union, according to a statement from the university.
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