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2012 Union Plus Scholarship – Deadline Approaching

Visit today.…the Union Plus Scholarship deadline is coming up:

The deadline to apply for the 2012 Union Plus Scholarship is January 31, 2012.

Since 1992, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $3.2 million to students of union families, with over 2,100 union families benefiting from Union Plus’ commitment to higher education.

Occupy Wall Street Comes to New Brunswick

The URA joined in on the Occupy Wall Street movement by hosting a meal for the marchers who came into New Brunswick on Thursday evening (Nov. 10).  The Industrial Union Council had informed New Jersey unions that a group of protesters who started out from Zuccotti Park in NYC were heading our way on their march to Washington DC. The marchers plan to arrive in Washington on the day the congressional “Supercommittee” makes its recommendations on Federal spending to the full Congress.

In the early evening we heard they would be coming through Highland Park down Route 27 and decided to put in a call to Caribbean Café to some heart‐warming (and delicious) food to provide for the foot‐weary marchers.  At about 7:45pm, as our Executive Board meeting was finishing up, we heard the chanting of the protesters coming around the block and heading our way and when they arrived at our door (thanks in great part to communication by cell phone to various persons) we were able to greet the OWS participants and their New Brunswick counterparts.  A bullhorn in hand, Lucye invited the road warriors upstairs to rest their weary feet, use the restroom facilities, and have a hearty meal of rice and chicken to sustain them for their next phase of action — a General Assembly meeting on the College Avenue Campus.
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