Category Archives: New Brunswick/Piscataway Campuses

Call for Nomination of Delegates for 2018 AFT Convention

URA’s full-dues members are able to take part in the democratic process at every level of the labor movement by running for office as delegates.  Nominations for delegates to the AFT National Convention will take place at the February 19 General Membership meeting.  All URA delegates are expected to attend all business sessions of the convention and appropriate educational workshops held in conjunction with the event. Travel, accommodations (dual occupancy), and IRS per diem expenses are provided from the URA budget.

AFT National – Our national union is one of the biggest unions in the US, with over 1.7 million members.  The biennial national convention takes place this year from July 13-July 16, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Voting for all delegates will take place at the March 12 General Membership meeting.  All members in good standing are eligible to be nominated, or to nominate themselves.

Article XII of the URA Constitution states…


Section I. This organization shall maintain affiliation with the following organizations:

The American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. Whenever possible, the URA-AFT will send delegates to the AFT convention. Delegates shall be appointed by the Executive Board.

The full text of the Constitution can be found at

New Year, Same Issues…Now Let’s Get A Contract!

Cornerstone Survey 2018…check your email

Please look for the Cornerstone Survey in your Rutgers e-mail that was sent on 1/12/18. It was sent via Survey Monkey on behalf of URA President Lucye Millerand “”. Management needs to know what our members think. We are getting great feedback and comments so far. Thank you to everyone who is participating!

The URA-AFT has signed on as a sponsor of the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018 in Morristown. The march will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Morristown Town Hall, 200 South Street, Morristown, NJ.

This is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women since last year’s historic demonstration of resistance through sister marches across the country.  Since that time women have run for office in record numbers, organized, told their stories, listened, and voted. This is the opportunity to again   mobilize women across New Jersey continue working towards equity and justice.

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URA General Membership Meeting

5:30 pm, Monday January 22, 2018

Room 133, Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, Douglass Campus — click here for directions and more information

Agenda Items:

2018 Contract: What do we want? How do we get it?

  • Rutgers Finances
  • Health Insurance on the table again
  • Pay equity
  • Workloads
  • Choosing our Bargaining Team
  • Update on Optum RX

Upcoming Events

Join the Women’s March on NJ 2018 this Saturday, Jan. 20th

January 20 @ 11:00 am — 1:00 pm EST

Morristown Town Hall, Morristown, NJ


URA-AFT General Membership Meeting

January 22 @ 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm EST

Rm. 133, Labor Education Center, Cook Campus


URA-AFT Workshop: Understanding the Reclassification Process 101

January 31 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EST

Room 4052 West Wing, Rutgers Academic Building-CAC

Update on Optum RX Prescription Transition

The URA is working with the Division of Pensions and Benefits on recent changes that were made to the prescription plan.

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Register Now for LEARN Classes for this Spring Semester

If you are a signed URA member and are interested in attending any of the LEARN programs please contact the URA office at 732–745‑0300 or for scholarship information. LEARN runs certificate programs in Public Sector Labor Relations; Negotiation, Arbitration & Conflict Resolution; and Workplace Investigations. Classes meet NJ Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements (6 hours) and are eligible for Continuing Education Units (0.5 CEUs). Each class is $270.00 and are held during the day, from 9am-4pm at the Labor Education Center, Rutgers University, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Apply for Union Plus Scholarships Now…Deadline is Jan. 31st

Union Plus Scholarships for Union Members and Their Children | Union Plus

This is a great benefit available to our full dues members:


Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018.

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