URA Office Closed for Thanksgiving Break

The URA office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23–24, 2017 for Thanksgiving Break.  We wish you a safe and sound holiday.

The following is a message from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO:

Thankful For Union Solidarity

AFL-CIOThanksgiving2017There is much to be thankful for this year, but one thing we can all appreciate is the value of labor’s collective voice. We are fortunate to live in a time and place where all workers have the right to join together in unions to advocate for respect, dignity and justice on the job and in their communities. Furthermore, through the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program, no other state has done more to elevate the voice of workers across all levels of government.

We have emerged from eight years of a disastrous anti-labor administration, thanks in large part to our unity. Now, we have an opportunity to build a prosperous future based on our shared middle class values and the belief that all workers must look out for one another. It’s no secret that what affects one sector of the labor movement can easily affect us all, and that is why labor solidarity is so important.

Here in New Jersey, we have the privilege to live in a state where our collective voice is strong, our mission is clear, and our gains will be determined by our willingness to work for them. This among the many gifts we enjoy from life, are reason to be thankful.

As always, we thank our union brothers and sisters for their work on behalf of our labor movement as well as our many progressive community partners. We wish all a Thanksgiving filled with happiness, good health, and gratitude for the days and work ahead.

In Unity,

Charles Wowkanech
Laurel Brennan
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is a proud partner of Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc.

Protect Our Tuition Benefits Today!

The Republicans’ tax proposal will tax our tuition benefits AND end the deduction for interest payments on student loans. How many of us took our Rutgers jobs for the tuition benefits? This would hurt us badly. Vote could come today. Please sign and share immediately!

The Republican tax bill currently before Congress will have a severe negative impact on students and higher education in the US. Sign the AAUP’s petition…onefacultyoneresistance.org.

Ten Years with the URA and Other Events

Member Holiday Dinner & 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

For more info visit this link or download this flyer.


Work Shouldn’t Hurt! Anti-Bullying Workshop

A special workshop presented by the Rutgers Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) for the Union of Rutgers Administrators / AFT Local 1766. Bullying in the workplace can have devastating effects on both organizations and individuals. In this workshop, we will learn how to identify bullying behavior and the structures that allow it to continue. We will discuss the impact workplace bullying has on our lives, and consider strategies for addressing bullying both individually and through our union.

Read more here

Upcoming Events

ASB I Building Meeting, Busch Campus

November 14 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EST

300L-Conference Room-ASB 1, Busch


Work Shouldn’t Hurt! Workplace Bullying Workshop — Newark

November 27 @ 5:30 pm — 8:00 pm EST

Dana Room, 4th Fl., Dana Library — Newark Campus


Work Shouldn’t Hurt! Workplace Bullying Workshop — New Brunswick

November 28 @ 5:30 pm — 8:00 pm EST

Labor Education Center, Cook Campus


URA-AFT Workshop: Understanding the Reclassification Process 101

November 29 @ 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm EST

U.R.A. Office


Steward/Building Representative Training

December 4 @ 12:00 pm — 4:30 pm EST

Room ABC-Livingston Dining Commons, Livingston Campus


Member Holiday Dinner & 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

December 4 @ 5:00 pm — 7:30 pm EST

Rutgers Club, 2nd Fl., Livingston Dining Commons, Livingston Campus

Steward/Building Representative Training


December 4 @ 12:00 pm — 4:30 pm EST

This is open to full-dues paying members only. If you are interested in serving on the upcoming Contract Committee please attend this training.

Sign up at union@ura-aft.org by November 20th.

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Rutgers has the money” Open the Books presentation

On Thursday, November 9th, Rutgers union members and the community-at-large attended the Open the Books presentations in Newark and New Brunswick; or watched the livestream in Camden or on Facebook. The event was presented by Dr. Howard Bunsis, Professor of Accounting and an AAUP National Leader.

If we’re going to win fair salary raises, job security, affordable health care for all and other demands at the bargaining table in 2018, we need to know Rutgers’ true financial situation.

Read more and watch video here

Get Information on Union Plus Scholarships


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This is a great benefit available to our full dues members

Read more here

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