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2021 Election Season: Endorsed candidates, voter & volunteer info.

Issues Matter.  Vote Union.

Vote “For a Better Life, for Equity and Civil Rights, for Freedom and for a Voice at Work and in our Democracy”


Election Day is November 2, 2021.

Voting by mail begins 9/18/21 in NJ.

Vote by mail can use county election drop boxes at these locations -https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-secure-drop-boxes.shtml

Early voting begins 10/23–31 in all counties at these locations — https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote-early-voting.shtml

Am I registered to vote? — https://voter.svrs.nj.gov/registration-check

NJ Voter Info Portal https://www.state.nj.us/state/elections/vote.shtml


URA-AFT #1766 Endorsed State and Local Candidates — click here

Update: In addition to the full list of endorsements already announced, URA-AFT, by vote of its Executive Board on October, 4, 2021, endorsed Dennis Klein as a candidate for the Teaneck Board of Education and Alexis Jackson as legislative candidate for State Assembly, Legislative District 9.


Get involved in Election 2021 by participating in contactless Labor Walks and Virtual Phone Banks from home. 
A $50 stipend for each Labor Walk and $25 stipend for each Phone Bank is available.  Complete the Stipend Request Form — click here and email to kay.schechter@gmail.com.

Saturday Contactless Labor Walks are  9 am — Noon  and continue every Saturday through Election Day.

Here is the Labor Walk meeting site closest to New Brunswick, but you can go to any Labor Walk near your home.  Go to https://njaflcio.org/cope/labor-walks/ for the listing of all Labor Walks and Virtual Phone Banks.

Middlesex/Somerset CLC
IBEW 456
1295 Livingston Ave., North Brunswick
Wayne Martiak (908) 415‑8594 

Central Labor Council (CLC) phone banks are scheduled between 6 pm and 8 pm Monday through Thursday through Election Day on the dates listed on https://njaflcio.org/cope/labor-walks/.  Contact the CLC Presidents to volunteer.

Monday nights are the Middlesex/Somerset CLC Phone Bank day.  Contact Wayne Martiak at 908–415-8594 to sign up for Mondays.

9/28/21 at 5 pm — Pre-Debate Labor Rally for Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday,9/28/21 at 5 pm at NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark  https://njaflcio.org/solidarity-alert-pre-debate-rally/.

2021 Officer Elections Notice

For a printable version of this notice, click here.


For the sixth time, our union will elect:

President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Campus Vice Presidents: Camden (1), Newark (1), New Brunswick (1)

Executive Board members: Camden (1), Newark (1), Off Campus/Extension (1), New Brunswick (5)

Term of Office: 2022–2024

Candidate names, photos and statements page


Election of Officers by the members of URA-AFT Local 1766 will be conducted ELECTRONICALLY/ONLINE beginning 12:00 pm Friday, October 29, 2021 through 6:00 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021.  URA-AFT Local 1766 members please watch your Rutgers (netid@rutgers.edu) email inbox for your invitation to vote.  If you would like to become a member please use this link:  http://www.ura-aft.org/join-the-ura-aft/join-application/. Only dues-paying members will receive a ballot.

Need in person assistance?

For those URA-AFT members requiring assistance with electronic/online voting the following Polling locations/tables with computer/internet access will be set up outdoors:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021

CAMDEN CAMPUS — 9:00AM — 10:00AM and 12:00PM — 1:00PM — Camden Campus Center

NEWARK CAMPUS — 12:00PM — 2:00PM — Dana Library Tables on Norman Samuels Plaza

NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS — 4:00PM — 6:00PM School of Management and Labor Relations

Voting will close Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

PAPER BALLOTS WILL NOT BE USED.


Questions about voting:  Please email elections@ura-aft.org

Not Running? Could you help out the day of the election (11/02/2021) at the polling location help tables? Please contact elections@ura-aft.org.

Ida Disaster Support Grant

The AFT NJ Disaster Support Grant offers direct grants of up to $250 to members who sustained significant losses of primary dwelling, personal property and vehicles or mandatory-evacuation expenses due to Tropical Storm Ida.

For application materials, click here. Applications must be received by October 31, 2021. Only dues-paying members of the URA-AFT are eligible to apply.