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URA Office Closed for Thanksgiving Break

The URA office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23–24, 2017 for Thanksgiving Break.  We wish you a safe and sound holiday.

The following is a message from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO:

Thankful For Union Solidarity

AFL-CIOThanksgiving2017There is much to be thankful for this year, but one thing we can all appreciate is the value of labor’s collective voice. We are fortunate to live in a time and place where all workers have the right to join together in unions to advocate for respect, dignity and justice on the job and in their communities. Furthermore, through the New Jersey State AFL-CIO Labor Candidates Program, no other state has done more to elevate the voice of workers across all levels of government.

We have emerged from eight years of a disastrous anti-labor administration, thanks in large part to our unity. Now, we have an opportunity to build a prosperous future based on our shared middle class values and the belief that all workers must look out for one another. It’s no secret that what affects one sector of the labor movement can easily affect us all, and that is why labor solidarity is so important.

Here in New Jersey, we have the privilege to live in a state where our collective voice is strong, our mission is clear, and our gains will be determined by our willingness to work for them. This among the many gifts we enjoy from life, are reason to be thankful.

As always, we thank our union brothers and sisters for their work on behalf of our labor movement as well as our many progressive community partners. We wish all a Thanksgiving filled with happiness, good health, and gratitude for the days and work ahead.

In Unity,

Charles Wowkanech
Laurel Brennan
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is a proud partner of Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc.

Work Shouldn’t Hurt! Anti-Bullying Workshop

WorkShouldntHurtShirtA special workshop presented by the Rutgers Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) for the Union of Rutgers Administrators / AFT Local 1766.

Bullying in the workplace can have devastating effects on both organizations and individuals.  In this workshop, we will learn how to identify bullying behavior and the structures that allow it to continue.  We will discuss the impact workplace bullying has on our lives, and consider strategies for addressing bullying both individually and through our union.

This workshop is a member benefit, open to signed, dues-paying members of the URA only.  Membership applications are available at the door.  RSVP by Wed., Nov. 22 @  2pm

Dates and Locations:

Protect Our Tuition Benefits Today!

The Republicans’ tax proposal will tax our tuition benefits AND end the deduction for interest payments on student loans. How many of us took our Rutgers jobs for the tuition benefits? This would hurt us badly. Vote could come today. Please sign and share immediately!

The Republican tax bill currently before Congress will have a severe negative impact on students and higher education in the US. Sign the AAUP’s petition…