Category Archives: Higher Education

Staff Senate Elections 2017 — Cast Your Vote Today!

On March 30 VP Vivian Fernandez informed the University community of candidates running for the nine (9) Staff Senate seats for 2017–2018. The successful nominees will serve 2-year terms and are charged with serving as an important advisory and legislative body to the University President and boards. The URA has identified some of our members who are running and looking for your vote and support.

  • Chazz Fellenz – Newark
  • Brendan L. Keating – New Brunswick
  • Misty Denham-Barrett – New Brunswick
  • Mukul Acharya – New Brunswick

You can read the entire list of nominees and their personal statements at Staff Senator 2017 Campaign Statements. The election will occur electronically and must be cast by 4:30 p.m. on April 5 and results will be available on April 6 at http://senate.rutgers.edu/StaffSenatorElectionResults2017.html.  Go to https://hrservices.rutgers.edu/vote for more information and to vote.  Please vote and secure responsible staff representation on the University Senate.

Spring into Action with the URA

SCP Season Is Here

To prepare for your upcoming performance review the URA has provided a resource tool to help facilitate the process.  Please go to our Professional Development page to view our SCP PowerPoint presentation.


AFT Resources for Undocumented Students

In light of recent changes in immigration regulations and executive orders the AFT has provided a resource kit for undocumented students and campus support. Please share and use as you see fit to help our undocumented sisters and brothers.

Read more here


March for Science in DC or Trenton

Higher Education, Knowledge, Science… they go hand in hand but cutbacks to the Federal budget and rollback of regulations on health, air and water quality threaten our health and our jobs.

Join the Rutgers contingent of faculty, staff, students and our families at the March for Science on Saturday, April 22 in Washington, DC or Trenton.

Read more here


Upcoming Events

ASB I Lunchtime Meeting, Busch Campus

March 29 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

200F-Conference Room-ASB 1, Busch

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URA General Membership Meeting

April 10 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

The Cove, Busch Student Center

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College Avenue Campus Lunchtime Meeting

April 11 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Campbell Hall-A1

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URA-AFT General Membership Meeting — 1st Budget Reading

April 17 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm

120ABC-Busch Student Center


Middlesex & Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 2017 Scholarship

The Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship offers awards between $1,000 to $2,500 for high school seniors entering any other post-secondary institution.

Full dues members of URA whose dependents maintain a minimum “B” average in their graduating class are eligible to apply.

Read more here


Join the URA’s Health & Safety Committee

Get involved with the URA’s Health & Safety Committee now! Visit the webpage at this link for more information.


Middlesex & Somerset Counties AFL-CIO Labor Council’s 2017 Scholarship

The Raymond A. Peterson Scholarship offers awards between $1,000 to $2,500 for high school seniors entering any other post-secondary institution.

Full dues members of URA whose dependents maintain a minimum “B” average in their graduating class are eligible to apply. The Application and the Verification of Eligibility form has to be submitted with an essay on the topic of: “How has the labor movement contributed to the welfare of workers and society in the past?  What should be the major goals of the labor movement in the next decade and how should labor achieve these goals?”

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 7th and winners will be invited to receive their awards at the Middlesex and Somerset County AFL-CIO Labor Council Annual Awards Brunch Sunday, April 23, 2017 in New Brunswick at the Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center.

Download the Raymond A Peterson Scholarship Application here.