|EXAMPLE 7/3/15 PAY STUB||URA-AFT representatives have collected and analyzed a sampling of employee pay stubs. So far we verified that the raises were administered appropriately for regular employees. Compare your check with our example pay stub.|
Our previous communications provided estimates about when and how you would be paid the negotiated salary increases. Those estimates were provided by Rutgers University Human Resources before we ratified the new contact. Rutgers has now confirmed the actual dates which are slightly different from the estimates–but the delay will not result in loss of pay.
Confirmed pay dates from Rutgers University:
- The lump sum payment of $952.50 for those eligible will be in the June 19, 2015 paycheck. For this lump sum payment, both eligible 10 month employees and part-timers in the bargaining unit will also receive the full $952.50.
- The annual salary increase of $1,143 for those eligible will be reflected in the July 3, 2015 paycheck. This will be retroactive to June 6, 2015 (the gross retroactive amount is $43.80). It will be prorated for anyone who is a part-time employee.
- The 2% ‘July 1, 2015′, across-the-board increase will be reflected in the July 3, 2015, paycheck as well. This increase will be calculated on top of the $1,143 already added to your annual salary.
You must be on payroll on the date of payment in order to receive the raises, including the retroactive portions. Therefore, do not retire or resign before then. You are still considered on payroll if you are on unpaid medical/family leave or any other non-permanent leave of absence.
Administrative staff union members of Rutgers University voted to approve an agreement with the university Wednesday. The organization agreed to approved a 46-month deal worth an average raise of 8.25 percent, reaching financial terms comparable with a recently ratified faculty contract.
“We reached the best deal we could with the current administration and members voted overwhelmingly to accept reasonable raises with protections from those raises being withheld,” said Lucye Millerand, president of the roughly 2,400-member Union of Rutgers Administrators-American Federation of Teachers. “The contract caps increases on health insurance contribution rates, provides for increased professional development opportunities and lengthens the recall period in the event of layoffs.”
Members of the union work in academic departments, student services, dining, housing, libraries, athletics and many other capacities with titles ranging from administrative assistant to assistant dean. Millerand credited member activism and a community campaign with helping reach the agreement.
The contract will increase wages approximately 8.25 percent over 46 months through July 1, 2018.
“Members were concerned about the possibility of management freezing raises like they did in 2010, so we negotiated terms to address that,” said union Director Greg Rusciano. “In addition, we won significant improvements in the grievance process and in job security, including lengthening the recall period for any member laid off to 30 months.”
A majority of Rutgers’ other unionized staff workers — those in professional, clerical and blue-collar functions — remain in negotiations without contracts. In addition, students are concerned about a tuition increase while management maintains a billion-dollar reserve, according to a recent financial analysis of the university, said Nat T. Bender, a spokesperson for the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ).
“While we are happy to settle this contract, we are continuing to press to ‘Reclaim Rutgers’ by calling for fair contracts for all workers, many of whom still lack contracts, and a more democratic university focused on students and community,” Millerand said.
By Jonathan Lai
Rutgers University administrators will receive pay increases of about 2.15 percent a year under a three-year contract approved by union members Wednesday.
A union spokesman said a “strong majority” of the 2,400-member Rutgers Administrators-American Federation of Teachers voted in favor or the agreement. Balloting took place at the Camden, Newark and New Brunswick campuses.
The agreement lasts three years and 10 months, retroactive to September 2014, when the last contract expired. Members will receive a lump sump payment for the months since September.
Administrators will receive raises averaging about 8.25 percent over the 46 months. Other provisions limit increases to health insurance contribution rates and provide for more professional development, the union said in a statement.
Union leaders also praised the increase to 30 months, from 18 months, in the recall period after layoffs occur. That period is important because some workers’ positions are based on grant funding; gaps can occur after one grant runs out and before the university receives another one.
By Adam Clark, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
NEW BRUNSWICK — More than 2,000 Rutgers University employees, ranging from administrative assistants to assistant deans, will see an average 8.25 percent raise over the course of a new 46-month contract with the university.
The Union of Rutgers Administrators-American Federation of Teachers announced Thursday that its members voted overwhelming this week to approve the new deal, which runs through July 1, 2018.
The pact extends the recall period for laid off union members from 18 months to 30 months, caps increases on health insurance contribution rates and provides increased professional development opportunities, according to the union.
“We reached the best deal we could,” said Lucye Millerand, union president.
The administrative staff union has about 2,350 members with an average salary of about $57,000, according to the union.
A key in the contract talks was to secure protections from raises being withheld, also a sticking point in Rutgers’ negotiations with its faculty union before the two sides agreed to a deal earlier this year, said Greg Rusciano, union director.