URA-AFT steps in with Cornerstone Question & Answer Time. New Brunswick Executive Board member Heather DeMeo will hold “office hours” on:
Date: Thursday, August 24
Time: 12 noon — 3:30 pm.
Place: Booth Ferris Room Dana Library, first floor.
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Please let us know when you plan to arrive. We are using a small room to keep the session focused and interactive.
URA-AFT professional development workshops are a membership benefit available to signed, dues-paying union members. Membership applications are available at the door.
1. Your raises are viewable at: https://hrservices.rutgers.edu/meritprogram. If your salary is at or near the maximum of your salary grade, some or all of this amount will come in the form of a lump-sum bonus. To determine the percentage of your raise follow this simple formula: [amount of your raise] x 100 / [your FY2015-16 annual salary].
2. If you did not receive your SCP evaluation by April 30th AND your raise was less than 2.25%, notify the union office immediately by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (732–745-0300). Provide your name, preferred email address, preferred phone number, department and supervisor name.
3. If you wish to file an appeal, do so within 30 days from the date of when you were notified in writing of the raise. An appeal is only for the reasons outlined in Article 41, Section E of our contract (http://www.ura-aft.org/contracts2018/). To initiate an appeal use the form found here: https://uhr.rutgers.edu/download/2391?file=form_applications/SCPReviewFormifProceduresAreNotFollowed.docx.
4. This was our last scheduled raise until we re-negotiate a new union contract. Are you ready to stand up for fair raises during our next contract campaign? If yes, email us back about becoming a contract campaign point person for your department.
From the New Jersey AFL-CIO:
As New Jersey’s government shutdown enters day 3, we need to demand a resolution. People's livelihoods are at stake and the services people depend on are in limbo. It is unacceptable that legislators we elected to vote on our behalf are abstaining from voting and causing a state government shutdown. Below is a list of legislators who have abstained and need to hear their constituents' voices.
If your legislator is listed, please send him or her a direct message with the simple message: pass the budget, end the shutdown.
Holding the state budget captive as a result of Governor Christie’s Horizon demands – a completely unrelated issue that was brought up less than one week ago – is misguided and a disservice to all New Jerseyans.
By expanding Horizon’s mission to serve as the insurer of last resort, Senate Bill S-4 is a health care tax imposed by Governor Christie on policy holders. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO maintains that any surplus should be returned to policy holders rather than diverted to other uses by the governor.
What can you do?
URA-AFT is calling on its members to call the following Legislators who are blocking the passage of a balanced budget. Tell them that a “no” vote or an “abstain” vote is the same as voting “yes” to a shutdown. This is unacceptable.
The below list and contact information has been provided by CWA 1036:
And, while you are at it, send a message to thank all the Assembly members who voted YES on the budget and have stuck to their vote.
Complete List of Assembly Members who voted YES!
|Dan Benson (D)
Ralph Caputo (D)
Marlene Caride (D)
Annette Chaparro (D)
Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D)
Wayne DeAngelo (D)
Tim Eustace (D)
|Thomas Giblin (D)
Reed Gusciora (D)
Jamel Holley (D)
Mila Jasey (D)
Angelica Jimenez (D)
James Kennedy (D)
Joseph Lagana (D)
|John McKeon (D)
Angela McKnight (D)
Raj Mukherji (D)
Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D)
Vincent Prieto (D)
Annette Quijano (D)
Gary Schaer (D)
|Shavonda Sumter (D)
Cleopatra Tucker (D)
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)
Benjie Wimberly (D)
John Wisniewski (D)
Andrew Zwicker (D)
Thank you to Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo (LD14), Dan Benson (LD14), and Andrew Zwicker (LD16) who added their YES votes on Friday to pass the budget and avoid a shutdown. Thank you to Assemblyman James Kennedy (LD22) who added his vote YES on Sunday to end the shutdown.