Win Back a $47,476 Minimum Salary for Postdocs!

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American Association of University Professors ‚óŹ American Federation of TeachersRutgers AAUP-AFT

11 Stone Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1113, Phone: 732-964-1000, Fax: 732-964-1032, E-mail: aaup@rutgersaaup.org Web: www.rutgersaaup.org

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In the fall of 2016, the US Department of Labor promulgated final rules for overtime and exempt status eligibility - $47,476, effective Dec. 1, 2016.

On September 30th, 2016, Rutgers announced it would increase post doc salaries to the new threshold of $47,476 on Dec. 1, 2016.

In October 2016, Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the union representing postdoctoral associates, requested a meeting with the Rutgers administration to negotiate over the implementation and impact of the Dec. 1, 2016 increases.

On November 9th 2016, Rutgers AAUP-AFT met with the Rutgers administration and reached agreement on the implementation of the Dec. 1, 2016 increase.

On November 28th, 2016, Citing an injunction placed on the FLSA ruling by a Texas judge, Rutgers announced it would not pay the increase thereby reneging on its publicly announced commitment and its agreement with the Rutgers AAUP-AFT.

Most colleges and universities polled by the HR group have stood by commitments to pay the Dec. 1, 2016 increase, including the University of Wisconsin and University of Illinois in the BIG 10 / CIC.

Many of our AAU peers have implemented the increase for postdocs in order to stay competitive in retaining and recruiting top researchers. These include UNC, UCLA, Berkeley, etc.

Here in New Jersey, both NJIT and Princeton have implemented the Dec. 1, 2016 increase for postdocs.

We, the undersigned postdocs at Rutgers University, call on the Rutgers administration to honor its commitment to postdocs and our research by implementing the Dec. 1, 2016 increase.

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  • sathiyamoorthy murugesan
    sathiyamoorthy murugesan United States, New Brunswick
    May 25, 2017
    May 25, 2017
    Minimum postdoc salary would be $62000 per year
  • Siddik Sarkar
    Siddik Sarkar United States, Piscataway
    Mar 10, 2017
    Mar 10, 2017
    I agree post-doc deserved a better pay
  • Shalini
    Shalini United States, Newark
    Feb 27, 2017
    Feb 27, 2017
    salaries should be increased.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 24, 2017
    Feb 24, 2017
    Postdocs are scientists. A Masters degree holder earns more after the degree than a postdoc after a PhD degree. The passion for science and research would die if the postdocs aren't paid enough. They have to take care of their families as well.
    I highly support the raise in postdoc salary!!
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