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    Rutgers faculty authorizes a strike as negotiations continue

    March 15, 2023 // Members of Rutgers AAUP-AFT and Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union voted Friday to authorize a strike following a 10-day vote. Rutgers AAUP-AFT represents full-time faculty, graduate workers, postdoctoral associates, and counselors, while the Rutgers Adjunct Faculty Union represents part-time lecturers. A strike authorization does not mean that the educators will walk from the classroom. While students are on spring break this week, the two sides will be at the negotiating table. If the educators strike, it would affect all three campuses – Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick – and be the first faculty strike in the school’s 256-year history.

    Rutgers could face first faculty strike in its history — key union vote Tuesday

    February 24, 2023 // The voting will run for a week-and-a-half, and a strike will only be called if an overwhelming majority of the members agree to it, organizers said. A strike wouldn’t automatically be triggered by the vote, the unions said in a letter to members. Instead, their leaders would instead have the option of calling a strike in March or April, if they still haven’t struck a contract deal with the university. “All of us would rather be teaching. None of us want to go out on strike,” said Rebecca Givan, the president of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT and an associate professor in the School of Management. The Rutgers AAUP-AFT represents about 5,000 full-time faculty, graduate workers, postdoctoral associates and Educational Opportunity Fund counselors. The adjunct union represents another 2,700 part-time lecturers.

    Abortion becomes union business

    July 26, 2022 // Typically, union release time is paid time-off used by employees who are conducting official union business. But according to In These Times, a pro-union magazine, Professor Rebecca Givan thinks union officials should be able to use release time to help union members get an abortion, by using the time off to provide assistance like childcare or transportation.

    Railroad talks stall, so Biden likely to pick review board

    June 20, 2022 // Railroad contract talks remain deadlocked after more than two years of negotiations, so President Joe Biden will likely soon have to appoint a board to help settle the dispute. Josh Funk, rail crews, Dennis Pierce, UP, BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern,

    Starbucks Workers Voted To Unionize In New York City Flagship Store, So Did Amazon—Is This The Resurgence Of Unions?

    April 5, 2022 // The employees are joining Workers United, which is part of the Service Employees International Union. This organization has fielded inquiries from Starbucks staffers around the country. The vote is a rare one for the restaurant industry. Less than 2% of food-related workers are covered by a union. The baristas and other workers are calling for more help with staffing, better pay with set increases and training.