The URA‐AFT office is closed for Winter Break from 12/24/2018 through 1/1/2019. We will reopen on 1/2/2019.
Have a safe and sound Holiday Season and New Year.
As you spend time with family and friends over the winter holidays this year, remember that on December 24, our bargaining unit–but not all of Rutgers workers–will enjoy a paid day off under the terms of Article 51 “University Closings” of our union contract.
This provision was included in our first contract in 2007, and every few years it provides us with an extra day of well‐deserved rest and recreation. Since then some other groups of employees have obtained this benefit, and others are bargaining for it in this round of negotiations.
The URA office will be closed from December 22 to January 1. We’ll be back in the New Year to get back to the table for a fair contract with better pay and working conditions.
By Eric Kiefer, Patch
Last week, about 200 Rutgers faculty, staff and students marched at the university’s Newark campus, rallying for “pay equity” among the three locations.
Josephine Nagle, a staff member at Rutgers Law School, was at the Nov. 14 rally to call for a fair contract.
“We have to send a message to Barchi and management to show they care and respect staff and professors,” Nagle said. “They drag out bargaining and they need to feel the pressure to realize that we are people, not just numbers.”