Bargaining Update and Call to Action

Bargaining Update:

Your URA bargaining team will return to the table on December 11th.  The team continues to fight for the priorities identified by the membership: fair pay, improved job security, maintaining our benefits, preventing another salary freeze, and more.  When we last met with management, we were offered an insulting 1.1% pay increase each year over four years.  We continue discussions with management on economic issues.  We also seek to find common ground on contract language that protects our members and makes good management sense.

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Call to Action

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Tuesday, December 9th

  • Indoor Rally w/Elected Officials, Noon‑1 PM, College Ave. Student Center, Multipurpose Room
  • March on Board of Governors, 1–2 PM, College Ave., Winants Hall

Rutgers staff need a new contract that includes fair raises and job protections.  Join hundreds of faculty, staff, students and outside supporters who want a fair contract now.

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Box lunch provided

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End of the Year General Membership Meeting and 1st Annual COPE Reception

In light of the ongoing bargaining with management for our new contract we will not have a Holiday Party but will hold our general membership meeting and first annual COPE Appreciation Reception on Monday evening, December 8.

The COPE Committee invites all past and present voluntary contributors, participants in Labor–to-Labor Walks, Phone Banks, Get Out The Vote (GOTV), Voter Registration Drives, Lobby Days in Trenton, and Citizenship Volunteer Days to attend the December General Membership meeting on12/8/2014 to be recognized for their important contributions to the URA-AFT Local #1766 COPE program.

PLEASE RSVP to COPE Chair, Kay Schechter by Friday, 12/5/2014.

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 Want to know more about YOUR URA-AFT Contract Committee? Here’s a profile of one of its members.

Janice DiLella

Name:  Janice DiLella

Title: Human Resources (HR) Specialist

Department: Dean’s Office 

School:  School of Management and Labor Relations

Campus: Livingston

Number of Years at Rutgers: 19 years

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