Friday, March 13, 2015

New Faculty Contract Restricts Rutgers’s Power to Freeze Pay

The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 13th, 2015

A tentative agreement between Rutgers University and its main faculty union curbs the administration’s power to withhold pay increases and also creates a fund to support the development of graduate and teaching assistants.
The question of when Rutgers can refuse to honor contractually pledged pay raises had been a major sticking point in negotiations between its administration and its nearly 4,700-member faculty union, which is affiliated with both the American Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors.

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