Rutgers employees protest for higher wages

By David Hutter, NJBIZ

Rutgers University students and employees waged a demonstration outside a board of governors meeting Tuesday asking for employees to be paid at least $15 per hour.

Hundreds of people took part in the demonstration with many holding signs bearing slogans asking for affordable health care. They made these demands on the New Brunswick campus outside Winants Hall and called on Rutgers President Robert Barchi to meet their demands.

Photo: Hutter

During the meeting, Barchi did not reference the demonstrations.

At a Feb. 7 board of trustees meeting at the school’s Newark campus, Barchi said his administration will meet with leaders of Rutgers’ 24 labor unions to negotiate contracts before the current contracts expire June 30.