Professors at N.J. university threaten to strike just as students are set to return

The union that represents Rider University’s professors voted Thursday to authorize its leadership to strike if it and the school cannot reach a “fair and equitable contract,” according to a statement from the Rider University Chapter of the American Association of Union Professors.

The vote came after a lengthy bargaining session that went into the late night hours on Wednesday and followed months of negotiations between the two sides, the union said.

Another bargaining session was scheduled for Friday, but it was unclear exactly when a strike would take place if the two sides do not see positive progress, the union’s chief negotiator, Jeffrey Halpern, told NJ Advance Media.


Micah Ward
Micah Ward
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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