Advocacy and Action

Rutgers Contract Fight

Dear Colleagues,

As I write this, thousands of Rutgers University faculty, gradate workers, postdocs and staff are fighting for a fair contract, nine months after the previous agreement expired. The situation is escalating, and the three campus unions that represent these workers are asking for our support.

UUP stands in solidarity with our union colleagues at Rutgers University. We strongly and loudly support them in their fight for a fair contract, which recognizes their hard work and dedication to their students and to the university.

To that end, I am asking you to please sign an open letter to Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway, written by a group of distinguished scholars from around the country. You can do so by clicking HERE. You can read the letter HERE. Though Holloway has indicated that he may not seek an injunction to stop the unions’ job actions, let’s make sure by our voices that he doesn’t change his mind! I’ve signed it and I encourage you to do so as well!

I’m also sharing a link to the Rutgers Strike & Solidarity Fund, which is HERE.

Please show your support for our Rutgers colleagues by signing the letter and sharing this email to your friends, family and coworkers.

In solidarity,


Frederick E. Kowal, Ph.D.


United University Professions