Rutgers faculty unions decide to strike Monday after negotiations break down

Union officials representing Rutgers faculty on three campuses decided to strike indefinitely Sunday night, beginning Monday morning, after reaching an impasse in contract negotiations with the administration of Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway that have dragged on since July, said Howard Swedloff, deputy faculty union secretary. said.

The move will close classes for the first time in the state university’s 256-year history.

Three unions representing academics, researchers and doctors will begin the strike at 9 a.m. Monday, “We are calling for a walkout and refusing to conduct teaching, research and other business as usual at Rutgers,” according to the union’s official email. Leadership was sent to 8,000 faculty members.

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