It's time to negotiate with our unions

Robert Barchi, President

Rutgers Unions - 20,000 Members Strong!

Sign the petition (see text below) to demand that Rutgers Management sit down immediately with our coalition of Unions to begin negotiations.

Labor contracts for 20,000 unionized Rutgers employees will expire on June 30, 2018. While Management has not yet confirmed a single bargaining date with any of the 25 Unions – representing everyone from maintenance workers to medical residents - the Board of Governors met in a special session early in January to discuss and approve the contract of only one employee: men’s basketball coach Steve Pikiell, who will now take home $8 million over three years. Surely, the other 20,000 people who work at Rutgers deserve some consideration as well.

This is a matter of basic respect. Rutgers Management must bargain jointly and in good faith with our Unions over common good issues: health care, job security, tuition costs and benefits, pay equity, and the right to representation for all employees.

Note: Please select your Union name from the drop-down list. Your cell phone and alternative (non-Rutgers) email address are requested in order for your Union to contact you during this campaign. They will not be given to management as part of our petition. Thanks to Rutgers AAUP-AFT for the use of their Action Network petition platform.

In solidarity,
Rutgers Union Coalition partners


Sponsored by
New Brunswick, NJ

To: Robert Barchi, President
From: [Your Name]

It's time for you to commit to bargaining in good faith with all of us, your faculty and staff. We ask you to immediately schedule joint meetings with our Unions and commit to serious participation so that new contracts are in place by July 1, 2018.