Sickness, Debt, Elections…This Fall!

An MRI is No Day at the Beach” — Sick Leave for Sick Workers Arbitration Next Week

Have you been denied the use of sick time for a medical appointment to see a doctor, for diagnostic testing, surgery or other medical procedure, follow-up visits or therapy? Have you been told to use your vacation time BECAUSE you have an appointment?  Has this happened in the last year? Would you like to see your absence record corrected and your vacation time restored? Please provide the information at

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Upcoming Meetings

COPE Voter Registration at College Ave. Campus

September 15 @ 11:00 am — 1:30 pm

College Ave. Student Center, College Avenue Campus


COPE Voter Registration at Central Jersey Jazz Festival-Downtown New Brunswick

September 17 @ 12:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Monument Square, Livingston Ave. (near Heldrich Hotel)


URA General Membership Meeting

September 19 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

Rm. 122, Busch Student Center, Busch Campus


COPE Voter Registration at Busch Campus

September 20 @ 11:30 pm

Busch Student Center, Busch Campus


Participate Now for the Fall 2016 COPE Activities!

Kick off the Fall semester by volunteering to table for COPE’s Voter Registration Drive. Please sign up below to do voter registration tabling on your campus:

Additionally, to sign up as a volunteer for labor walks please see the Fall 2016 URA-AFT #1766 Labor to Labor Walk Sign-ups at this link. Be sure to inform COPE chair, Kay Schechter, at, of your plans to volunteer so she can give you additional information.

Attend a workshop on Income-Driven Repayment and Public Service Loan Forgiveness plans

Student Debt Clinic

Thursday, October 6:

11:30am‑1:30pm at College Avenue Student Center, Rm. 411 ABC


5:00–7:00pm at Busch Campus Center, the Cove

Space is limited, MUST RSVP to

This is a membership benefit program of Rutgers AFT unions: URA-AFT, AAUP-AFT and HPAE.

If you are not yet a full dues-paying member, contact your shop steward, or

LEARN Classes Start Soon…Register Now!

As a division of Rutgers’ Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations, Labor Education and Research Now (LEARN) offers a wide range of noncredit and continuing education training programs for union members and management representatives, as well as the organizations and professions that are associated with these groups. LEARN students are emerging leaders across the state of New Jersey who want to enhance their personal knowledge and workplace skills. The men and women enrolled in LEARN programs are as diverse as the industries in which they work, including building trades, education, safety, customer service, telecommunications, health care, and government.

If you are a signed URA member and are interested in attending any of the LEARN programs for this upcoming Fall semester please contact the URA office at 732–745-0300 or for scholarship information.

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