NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s flagship university has reached a tentative contract agreement with its faculty union, avoiding what would have been the first faculty strike in the school’s 253-year history.
The agreement was announced late Tuesday night. Details about the proposal will be released Wednesday.
The Rutgers AAUP-AFT union, which represents nearly 5,000 full-time faculty and graduate employees at the school, called the agreement an “historic and unprecedented accomplishment.” Union members will have to approve the deal, but a ratification vote has not been scheduled.
The agreement came together during marathon negating sessions held in recent days.
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