Category Archives: New Brunswick/Piscataway Campuses

Get Out the Vote—and Eat Lunch at the Same Time

AFTNJ-Election-Maters-Button-newAn important mid‐term election is right around the corner.   This time around, New Jersey is a battleground state. 

YourVoteCountsButton-150x150We’ll be sending postcards to union members from key congressional districts around the state to remind them about the important issues, and urge them to the polls on November 6. 

 Lunch will be provided, so we can stuff envelopes and stuff our faces all at the same time.

 Won’t you join us? 

Friday, 10/19  12 noon‐2pm, College Ave:  Food Court, Rutgers Student Center

Monday, 10/22  12 noon‐2pm, Douglass: Room 313, Hickman Hall

Tuesday, 10/23  12:30–2:30pm, Livingston:  Room 215, Lucy Stone Hall

Wednesday, 10/24  12 noon‐2pm, Knightsbridge:  Room 135B, 33 Knightsbridge Rd.

Thursday, 10/25  12 noon‐2pm, Camden:  Room 102, Writer’s House 12 noon — 2 pm

Thursday, 10/25  12 noon‐2pm, Busch:  Food Court, Busch Campus Center

Thursday, 10/25  12 noon‐2pm, Newark: Room 139, Conklin Hall

Open to stewards, building reps, activists, and democracy nerds — This activity will be successful if you come AND BRING YOUR COWORKERS.

Spread the word, bring a new member.  This is not a candidate‐based activity.

See you there!

Lucye

Join Us At Our General Membership Meeting and Labor Walks

URA General Membership Meeting

October 15 @ 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm EDT

Room 116 ABC, Busch Student Center, Busch Campus

Video‐conferencing with Newark and Camden Campus

Open to members only. Membership forms available at the door.

Agenda: Nominations of URA Officers and Candidates for AFTNJ Delegate Assembly


COPE 2018 Labor Walks Schedule

URAAFT #1766 is participating in the annual NJ State AFLCIO Labor Walks again this year. Members who participate will receive a stipend for each Labor Walk they participate in. Each member is encouraged to bring a relative/friend over 18 yrs old with them to participate and they will also receive a stipend. See the below schedule or download it here.


Labor Walk 2018 Schedule for URAAFT Local #1766 (REVISED 10/9/18)

Saturdays: 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 and all day 11/6 Election Day

9:00 am to noon, and Election Day/GOTV – am and pm shifts

SUPER PRIORITY and Priority LABOR WALKS

URA member stipend — $50/walk & non‐member stipend — $25/walk

Read more here

Remember…the last day to register to vote in New Jersey is Tuesday, October 16th. Check to see if you are registered by going to https://nj.gov/state/elections/voting-information.html#vrf.


Upcoming Event

URA General Membership Meeting

October 15 @ 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm EDT

Rm. 116 A, Busch Student Center, Busch Campus

[with Video‐conferencing with Newark and Camden Campus]

Newark Campus Lunchtime Meeting

October 18 @ 12:15 pm — 1:15 pm EDT

Rm. 1123, Rutgers Business School, Newark


University Closure on December 24, 2018

You may have recently received an email from Senior Vice President Fernandez regarding university closure during this upcoming winter that said the following:

Employees in Legacy Rutgers Positions

Employees in legacy Rutgers positions shall not report to work unless otherwise instructed and are not required to charge credited leave time to receive compensation for the day. Employees in legacy Rutgers positions designated as Essential Services personnel, as defined in Policy 60.1.29, may be required to report for work on December 24, 2018 and remain at work that day as set forth in Policy 60.3.19.  

Keep in mind that this benefit for Rutgers staff was first negotiated by the URAAFT in 2007 and since then it has been extended by policy to others. This is one of the benefits of having a strong union and dedicated membership.


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URA Officer Elections: 2019–2021 Term

For the fifth 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: 2019–2021

Important Dates:

  • October 15, 5:30 PM. Nominations take place at General Membership Meeting, Rm. 116 A, Busch Student Center.
  • November 30, Election Day

If you would like to verify that you are eligible for nomination or have questions, please read the URAAFT Constitution Article IV “Election of Officers”. If you still have questions please contact elections@ura-aft.org.

Nominees: You must be a signed member in good standing. Remember to make every effort to be present (in‐person) at the nomination meeting on Monday, October 15, 2018; or accept nomination in writing and have acceptance document available at the October 15 meeting. Any eligible member may nominate him/herself or another eligible member. Please refer to URAAFT Constitution Article IV, Section III, items “d” and “e”.

Not Running? Could you help out the day of the election at the polling locations? Please contact elections@ura-aft.org.


Other URA Nominations Taking Place…

At the October 15 Membership Meeting, we will also nominate candidates for 10 delegate seats who will represent URA at the AFT New Jersey (“AFTNJ”) Delegate Assembly. AFTNJ is our union’s state‐wide federation, uniting 30,000 members from PreK‐12 schools and higher education institutions across the state. AFTNJ delegates convene four times a year to manage the affairs of the organization, debate policy and promote educational excellence and access.

Many of these meetings take place on the Rutgers‐New Brunswick campus. Each spring, AFTNJ hosts either a Legislative conference or the biennial Convention, or both. AFTNJ is our voice for legislative, policy and professional issues as they relate to administrative and professional staff in higher education.