At Rutgers University, unions have banded together to advance work-sharing as an alternative to the administration’s demands for massive job cuts. The approach has been an engine of solidarity between different groups of workers that has helped cut through the zero-sum logic of austerity.
Donna Murch is an associate professor of history at Rutgers University and an executive-council member and head of the BIPOC committee of the Rutgers union of graduate workers, faculty, and postdoctoral associates (AAUP-AFT).
The question is never if resistance will appear, but when. For this generation, Ferguson answered that question.