URA‐AFT members after Saturday’s Legislative conference in East Brunswick.
URA members met Saturday, April 16, to participate in union building and planning activities aimed at getting a fair contract and building a stronger union for better working conditions across the university. “Our strength is in an active membership who are willing to speak up for equity in pay and demand fair working conditions at Rutgers,” said Christine O’Connell, URA‐AFT President.
Wear your button every day to call for a fair contract
After Friday’s (March 22) meeting, we will report back to you with another bargaining update. If management does not adhere to our plan in a serious way, you will be the first to know. We will then provide you with escalation details—actions that we must take to ensure we settle before May.
Your raises, your benefits, your working conditions are all dependent on our contract. Be ready, be resilient.
Tell Barchi—no more delays! Hard‐working staff need a fair contact by May 1.
Come out to before the University Senate meeting Friday March 29 at 12:30 – 1:10 pm at the College Avenue Student Center so that President Barchi and the University Trustees see that you care about a fair contract.
Take your lunch break to gather for a brief rally about what we want before the Senate meeting. Union leaders and those who can take the time to stay until the open forum portion of the meeting will participate in the public portion of the meeting and voice questions from membership.
Send us your questions and statements in advance to email@example.com and make plans to come out next Friday.