Event Roundup: Allies Support Rutgers Unions

A recent rally and protests for fair contracts are heard among growing support from students, alumni, labor leaders and New Jersey’s elected officials (click for videos and photos)

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Photo caption: Lucye Millerand addresses the rally (left); New Jersey State Legislators support Rutgers workers (center); Rutgers faculty member, David Hughes, denounces Rutgers’ unfair tactics (right).

On December 9th, Rutgers Unions from both Rutgers legacy and UMDNJ legacy units continued to fight for fair contracts by taking it to the street and  gaining a healthy dose of support from state legislators and New Jersey’s labor leaders.  These supporters have joined with the thousands who have already signed the Petition for Fairness.  Previously, Rutgers workers felt the support from New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) through his open letter to President Barchi.  Also added to the list of supporters are prominent alumni Junot Diaz and Eric LeGrand.