August 2018 Bargaining Update:

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On August 13th, the URA bargaining team met with Rutgers management for our 10th meeting.

Management has proposed:

  • FY19: No increase
  • FY20: .5% Merit Pool with a range of distribution of .25%-.75%
  • FY21: No increase
  • FY22: .5% Merit Pool with a range of distribution of .25%-.75% Their proposal for TOTAL salary improvements over the next 4 years is 1.0%
  • Increases to cost of meals Dining Services MUST pay
  • Remove Step 1 and 2 from our Grievance Procedure
  • Delete the Non‐Hostile Workplace article from our contract
  • Require use of FMLA concurrent with sick time

We have presented our Salary Improvements proposal which includes:

  • FY19: Across‐the‐Board Raise with Lump Sum. Same amount for all members
  • FY20: Across‐the Board Percentage Raise
  • Equity pool to bring members with more than 5 years’ service to midpoint
  • Lump‐sum rebate to defray cost of health insurance
  • FY21: Across‐the‐Board Percentage Raise
  • Merit pool for members who “Meet Standards” (in unit on first business day of the year)
  • Lump‐sum rebate to defray cost of health insurance
  • FY22: Across‐the‐Board Percentage Raise
  • Equity pool to bring members with more than 15 years’ service to top of range
  • Merit pool for members who “Meet Standards”
  • Lump sum rebate to defray cost of health insurance

We have also presented our Salary Adjustments proposal including:

  • In‐Grade upgrades available for equity within department
  • Self‐initiated requests for In‐Grade upgrades
  • Promotion increases: add 5% if work week increases from 37.5 to 40 hours
  • Promotion increases: add 10% if status changes from NE to NL

When will we get the raise we deserve?  It’s up to you:

  • Sign and share our petition for respect and fair contracts at www.ura-aft.org or FB: URA1766
  • Join your union; sign up a co‐worker
  • Show your support: Post union literature in your office
  • Volunteer as a Contract Captain—share the latest news and special briefings with your co‐workers