Enjoy Summer with these union-made lists

Posted on May 27, 2016 from https://www.unionplus.org/blog/union-issues/kickoff-memorial-day-with-these-union-made-lists

Invite your union to your gathering by checking out these product lists that support them:


You should literally start off on the right foot when you go shopping! Our friends at BCTGM have provided a list of unionized retail bakeshops. A few well-known names include Giant, Albertson’s, and Safeway.

Be sure to wrap-up your shopping (and your burgers and hot-dogs) with some quality-made buns with this list of unionized bakery companies.
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Commencement FAQ – What Are Our Rights?

With President Obama’s visit, more questions and concerns may arise during Rutgers University’s commencement and school convocations.  Here are some common questions that address your working conditions during these special events.  You may share this document with your supervisor or contact your union steward with any specific concerns.

Q:        I was told that I can “volunteer” to work Commencement or Convocation, but I cannot be paid.  Is this allowed? Continue reading Commencement FAQ – What Are Our Rights?

Election Results for URA Delegates

Under our union’s Constitution, URA participates in several different umbrella organizations. URA’s full-dues members are able to take part in the democratic process at every level of the labor movement by running for office as delegates to various organizations.  The elections of delegates took place at the April 11, 2016 General Membership Meeting.  Below are the results.

  • New Jersey AFL-CIO — the core of the labor movement in New Jersey, the AFL-CIO brings together both public and private sector unions. The delegates elected to attend the Constitutional Convention, June 21-22 in Atlantic City, NJ are:  Carolyn Foote, Christine O’Connell, Darlene Smith, Donna Lapinski, Dorothy Grauer, Helen Pirrello, Joan Bankole-Jones, Kay Schechter, Larry Stromberg, and Tracy Swan.
  • AFT National – Our national union is one of the biggest unions in the USA, with over 1.4 million members. The delegates elected to attend the biennial national convention that takes place this year from July 18-21 in Minneapolis, MN are: Carolyn Foote, Christine O’Connell, Darlene Smith, Ginny Caputo, Kay Schechter, and Larry Stromberg.

All URA delegates are expected to attend all business sessions of the respective Convention, and appropriate educational workshops held in conjunction with these events.  Congratulations to the delegates and thank you to everyone who participated.