AFT Local #2375 – Representing Full-Time and Adjunct Faculty at Raritan Valley Community College, Somerville NJ
March 13, 2020
Governor Murphy declared a State of Emergency on the evening of March 9, 2020. On March 12, 2020, Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) announced the one week extension of spring break as a first step in the College’s response to the public health crisis. While we acknowledge that the RVCC COVID-19 Task Force has been working hard, we believe communications have been incomplete and do not address many of the concerns that we have as a unified group of RVCC employees.
The members of the Faculty Federation, Administrative Society, and Staff Federation are essential to the successful operation of the college and are uniquely qualified to aid and assist in the development of policies. Our mutual aim is to provide quality higher education for the students of the College. During this public health crisis, we are asking for the following to protect the health and public welfare of the entire College community:
The measures communicated by the College thus far have a wide ranging impact on our contractual working conditions. We would like to work with the College to assure the best possible outcome for all members of our community. Without our work, RVCC would not be the top-notch institution it is. We deserve to be part of the planning that will impact our work and our lives.
RVCC Faculty Federation, AFT Local
Staff Federation, AFT Local
Administrative Society, NJEA Local