Newark Star Ledger, October 28, 2014
We are relieved that Governor Christie has freed Kaci Hickox from her inhumane and possibly illegal confinement to a tent behind Newark's University Hospital. Ms. Hickox, a heroic nurse and epidemiologist, returned to the U.S. last week after risking her own life to help stem the Ebola outbreak in West Africa by caring for infected patients as a member of a Doctors Without Borders team.
We held our third negotiations session with Rutgers management on October 7th. Here's how things stand:
We want fair wages: Our initial proposals call for an average of 6% annual raises through a combination of across the board increases and step movements. Rutgers management has still not made a wage proposal.
RUTGERS WORKERS NEED FAIR CONTRACTS NOW!
Nearly 20,000 Rutgers employees and our unions are in negotiations with the University for a new contract.
So far, management has offered no raises to staff and proposed numerous give-backs. Most contracts have already expired. It’s time to step up pressure on management.
Join us on Thursday, October 23, at 12:00 Noon, as staff and faculty from different unions throughout Rutgers mobilize for simultaneous lunchtime pickets across multiple Rutgers campuses.