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Gender & Race Equity at Rutgers

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We stand with Rutgers AAUP-AFT in demanding that Rutgers’ management agree to concrete steps with the faculty union to address gender and racial inequities in hiring, pay, promotion and work-family issues at the University. When women faculty at the most senior level account for a mere 20% and Black tenure-track faculty has declined to only 4.2% in a state where 15% of the population is Black, it’s clear that Rutgers’ management must agree to concrete steps to achieve equity.

The impressive research of conditions throughout departments conducted by Rutgers’ faculty informs the union’s proposals to begin to rectify gender and race inequity issues. We believe the research and proposals must be read, discussed and bargained to assure that good intentions are realized in practice and Rutgers lives up to its promise of diversity and inclusion. See the study and proposals

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