Sign up now for one of the workshop times:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
11:45am-1:00pm at Rm. 130–131, Labor Education Center, Cook Campus
Please RSVP to Christine O’Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/24 or call 732–745-0300; Lunch provided
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
11:45am-1:00pm at Rm. 4095, Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus
Please RSVP to Leigh-Anne Cobb at email@example.com or Christine O’Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/31 or call 732–745-0300; Lunch provided
5:00 pm-7:00pm at URA Office, 2nd Fl., 57 Paterson Street, New Brunswick
Please RSVP to Kay Schechter at email@example.com or Christine O’Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7/31 or call 732–745-0300; Dinner provided
Members only: membership cards available at door
From the New Jersey AFL-CIO:
As New Jersey’s government shutdown enters day 3, we need to demand a resolution. People's livelihoods are at stake and the services people depend on are in limbo. It is unacceptable that legislators we elected to vote on our behalf are abstaining from voting and causing a state government shutdown. Below is a list of legislators who have abstained and need to hear their constituents' voices.
If your legislator is listed, please send him or her a direct message with the simple message: pass the budget, end the shutdown.
Holding the state budget captive as a result of Governor Christie’s Horizon demands – a completely unrelated issue that was brought up less than one week ago – is misguided and a disservice to all New Jerseyans.
By expanding Horizon’s mission to serve as the insurer of last resort, Senate Bill S-4 is a health care tax imposed by Governor Christie on policy holders. The New Jersey State AFL-CIO maintains that any surplus should be returned to policy holders rather than diverted to other uses by the governor.
What can you do?
URA-AFT is calling on its members to call the following Legislators who are blocking the passage of a balanced budget. Tell them that a “no” vote or an “abstain” vote is the same as voting “yes” to a shutdown. This is unacceptable.
The below list and contact information has been provided by CWA 1036:
And, while you are at it, send a message to thank all the Assembly members who voted YES on the budget and have stuck to their vote.
Complete List of Assembly Members who voted YES!
|Dan Benson (D)
Ralph Caputo (D)
Marlene Caride (D)
Annette Chaparro (D)
Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D)
Wayne DeAngelo (D)
Tim Eustace (D)
|Thomas Giblin (D)
Reed Gusciora (D)
Jamel Holley (D)
Mila Jasey (D)
Angelica Jimenez (D)
James Kennedy (D)
Joseph Lagana (D)
|John McKeon (D)
Angela McKnight (D)
Raj Mukherji (D)
Elizabeth Maher Muoio (D)
Vincent Prieto (D)
Annette Quijano (D)
Gary Schaer (D)
|Shavonda Sumter (D)
Cleopatra Tucker (D)
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)
Benjie Wimberly (D)
John Wisniewski (D)
Andrew Zwicker (D)
Thank you to Assembly members Wayne DeAngelo (LD14), Dan Benson (LD14), and Andrew Zwicker (LD16) who added their YES votes on Friday to pass the budget and avoid a shutdown. Thank you to Assemblyman James Kennedy (LD22) who added his vote YES on Sunday to end the shutdown.
URA-AFT steps in with Cornerstone Question & Answer Time. New Brunswick Executive Board member Heather DeMeo will hold “office hours” on two dates in June.
This professional development opportunity is open to URA full-dues members only.
June 1 from 1 pm – 5 pm. Busch Campus Center, Room 117.
June 8 from 1 pm – 5 pm Cook Campus Center, Merle Adams Room.
RSVP to email@example.com. We encourage you to provide your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time.