Category Archives: New Brunswick/Piscataway Campuses

URA Executive Board Members Honored by Rutgers

URA Executive Board members, Helen Pirrello and Lawrence Stromberg, are being recognized for their outstanding commitment to Rutgers, both as staff and as alumni.

Helen Pirrello is an honoree of this year’s Loyal Sons and Daughters Award Class of 2018.  The Rutgers Alumni Association honors those individuals who have made a significant contribution of service to our alma mater.  Among awards made to alumni volunteers by the RAA, the Loyal Son and Loyal Daughter awards are the highest recognition of service.  The Loyal Sons & Daughters Gala event will be held on April 14, 2018 on Douglass Campus.

 Lawrence Stromberg was chosen to receive the Excellence in Student Support Award by the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies. It is a competition designed to celebrate excellence in graduate education across more than 75 programs.  The awards ceremony will be held on April 25, 2018 on the Busch Campus.

Let us congratulate the accomplishments of these dedicated union activists and wish them a beautiful ceremony.

What You Said About Cornerstone

Calculate the Cost of Cornerstone

calcclipartIn late 2017, URA began research to assess Cornerstone implementation after one year. We asked: What did Cornerstone cost? Was it worth the effort URA and other staff and faculty have made? This week, we have some preliminary answers.

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More Of What Your Coworkers Are Saying About Cornerstone

In 2016 we reached out to our membership to get their views and impressions of the system. This past January a follow-up survey was done…

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URA-AFT General Membership Meeting

(new meeting location)

Where: Rm. 133, Labor Education Center, Cook Campus

When: March 19 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm EDT

  • Special Topic: CORNERSTONE Report
  • Important Business:
    • Election of Bargaining Team
    • Election of Delegates for 2018 AFT Convention, July 13–16, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA

Camden and Newark members, please check your email for further voting information

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

 

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In Memoriam: Mia Kissil

URA-AFT joins the Hewitt and Kissil family and the Rutgers Community in mourning the loss of Mia Kissil. Mia passed away after a long battle with lung cancer on February 28, 2018 at her Bernardsville home, with friends and family at her side.

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Rutgers Board Uses Cops to Keep Some Protesters Out of Meeting

With Union Contracts Nearing Their End, Faculty Members Call For Negotiations

Article | March 6, 2018 — 5:25am | By Charlie Kratovil | New Brunswick Today

Union protesters made up much of the audience at the February 7 meeting, but some were denied entry. Charlie Kratovil

NEWARK, NJUniversity police officers restricted some people from attending the February 7 meeting of one of the governing boards that oversees Rutgers University.

The Board of Governors’ (BOG) public meeting, just one of six regular meetings scheduled this year, was held on the school’s Newark campus at the Paul Robeson Campus Center.

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Location Update: URA-AFT General Membership Meeting

Where: Rm. 133, Labor Education Center, Cook Campus

When: March 19 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm EDT

  • Special Topic: CORNERSTONE Report
  • Important Business:
    • Election of Bargaining Team
    • Election of Delegates for 2018 AFT Convention, July 13–16, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA

Camden and Newark members, please check your email for further voting information

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