Seeking New PDA Executive Board Members!

With several of the current PDA Executive Board members preparing to bid farewell to Rutgers, we are seeking new postdoc talent to take up the PDA mantle. Check out descriptions of the five (5) vacant positions, and submit your application today! Applications are due by Wednesday, July 26, and new Board members will be announced on … Continue reading Seeking New PDA Executive Board Members!

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Daily Targum Ad Targets Lack of Postdoc Raise

The March 6, 2017, issue of The Daily Targum, Rutgers University's student newspaper, featured an advertisement co-sponsored by the Rutgers Postdoctoral Association and Rutgers AAUP-AFT, the faculty union, featuring an open letter to President Barchi signed by ten faculty PIs. The letter calls on the Rutgers administration to create a bridge fund to support the postdoc … Continue reading Daily Targum Ad Targets Lack of Postdoc Raise

The Daily Targum Addresses Lack of Postdoc Salary Raise

Rutgers University's student-written and student-run daily newspaper (circulation: 10,000) published an article on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, describing the University's refusal to raise postdoctoral salaries. Featuring quotes from David Hughes, president of Rutgers’ American Association of University Professors-American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT), PDA President Frank Kung, and PDA Executive Council Member Beck E. Strauss, the article … Continue reading The Daily Targum Addresses Lack of Postdoc Salary Raise

Sign the Petition to Raise Postdoc Salaries!

Rutgers AAUP-AFT has created a petition for all Rutgers University postdoctoral researchers to sign that calls on the Rutgers Administration to honor their original commitment to raise Postdoctoral Associate salary levels to $47,476/year. A 2016 update to the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) proposed by the Obama administration would have raised the eligibility for overtime pay, requiring … Continue reading Sign the Petition to Raise Postdoc Salaries!

PDA Meeting Minutes for Dec. 9, 2016

Check out the latest meeting minutes! 2016-12-09_pda-meeting-minutes Here are the highlights: -We would love to have postdocs write for our nascent website. If you attend an event or have something to say, please let us know! -Upcoming service opportunities include the North Jersey Regional Science Fair on College Ave Campus (Mar. 10-11, 2017); Rutgers Day (Apr. 29, … Continue reading PDA Meeting Minutes for Dec. 9, 2016

Last PDA Meeting of the Year

Please register here to join us at our final PDA meeting of the year. The meeting is open to all postdoctoral researchers at Rutgers University, regardless of department or campus. We will be discussing the (lack of) postdoc pay raises with AAUP-AFT organizer Anna Barcy, as well as planning for the Postdoc Symposium in April and deciding … Continue reading Last PDA Meeting of the Year

Rutgers Fails to Honor Dec. 1 Postdoc Pay Raise

According to a Nov. 23 email sent by Postdoc Union Representative Jack Yoon (Rutgers AAUP-AFT), Rutgers University has decided not to honor its pledge to raise Postdoctoral Associate salaries on Dec. 1, 2016. The University's decision follows on the Nov. 22 ruling by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Sherman, Texas, that prohibits the Obama administration's update to the Fair … Continue reading Rutgers Fails to Honor Dec. 1 Postdoc Pay Raise

Postdoc Union Meeting

Twelve people attended the Postdoc Union Meeting on Thursday, October 27, 2016, including Co-Presidents Frank Kung and Itzamarie Chevere-Torres; Co-Vice President Slim Karkar; Executive Council Member Mariagemiliana (Gemi) Dessi and Postdoc Union Representatives Jack Yoon and Patrick Nowlan (AAUP-AFT). The main topic was the implementation of the new minimum salary for all postdocs across Rutgers. As … Continue reading Postdoc Union Meeting