Category Archives: New Brunswick/Piscataway Campuses

Public Service Announcement: “Project Pillow” for Harvey Survivors

From URA Busch Steward Lisa Scott:

Tragedy has beset our fellow citizens along the coastline of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.  As scenes of devastation are seen across various media platforms, we are calling on you to do your part in assisting those who have lost everything.

When you lay your head on your pillow at night, think of our fellow brothers and sisters who are unable to do the same.  Please support “Project Pillow” for Harvey Survivors by donating a new pillow and let the hurricane victims rest easier.

Rutgers Credit Unions on all campuses: New Brunswick, Camden, and Newark, will accept monetary donations.

Pillows will be collected from Sept. 8th through Sept. 22nd. Pillows should be new, in the original packaging or sealed in a plastic bag. They can be dropped off at the following locations throughout Rutgers-New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden, and Newark.

 Drop Off Locations:

  • Livingston Campus
    • Livingston Student Center
    • Livingston Recreation Center
  • Busch Campus
    • Office of the Registrar
    • Busch Student Center
    • Sonny Werblin Recreation Center
    • Rutgers Federal Credit Union
  • College Ave Campus
    • College Ave Gym
    • College Ave Student Center
    • Records Hall – Student Accounting Office
    • Fraternity & Sorority Affairs — 84 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ from 9am – 5pm
    • Rutgers Federal Credit Union
  • Cook/Douglass Campus
    • Cook Student Center
    • Douglass Student Center
  • URA AFT — 57 Paterson Street, 2nd floor, New Brunswick, NJ from 9am -5pm
  • Newark
    • Rutgers Federal Credit Union
  • Camden
    • Rutgers Federal Credit Union
  • Piscataway Mayor’s Office - 455 Hoes Ln, Piscataway, NJ
  • Piscataway Senior Center 700 Buena Vista Avenue, Piscataway NJ


Are pillows the only items being collected? Yes, only new pillows are being collected by “Project Pillow”.
Are cash donations being collected? Yes, cash donations will be accepted by all Rutgers Federal Credit Unions

Are volunteers needed? Yes, please contact us via email at, with your full name, contact number, and we will contact you soon!

Please feel free to contact any of the below “Project Pillow” Team Leaders, with additional questions.

  1. Pat Bongiovi
  2. Slloydda Burgess
  3. Pamela Callender
  4. Kimyada O’Neal
  5. Brittany Pryor
  6. Mary Beth Rehrer
  7. Lisa Scott
  8. Dylan Tsague
  9. Tia Williams

Thank you in advance for your support of “Project Pillow” for Harvey Survivors!

Read more about “Project Pillow” and other relief efforts here.

Reclassification Workshops: New Dates Announced

Check here for a new list of workshop dates:
URA-AFT Workshop: Does Your Job Title Match Your Job

Many of us find that our jobs have moved far away from our original job description.  We may not even be doing duties appropriate to our job title.

The URA-AFT contract offers a process for employees to initiate our own reclassification.  Learn about the process from a URA steward who has successfully self-initiated reclassification twice, and won salary increases and back pay.


Members only: membership cards available at door

SCP Raises — Now What?

1. Your raises are viewable at: If your salary is at or near the maximum of your salary grade, some or all of this amount will come in the form of a lump-sum bonus.  To determine the percentage of your raise follow this simple formula: [amount of your raise] x 100 / [your FY2015-16 annual salary].

2. If you did not receive your SCP evaluation by April 30th AND your raise was less than 2.25%, notify the union office immediately by email ( or phone (732–745-0300).  Provide your name, preferred email address, preferred phone number, department and supervisor name.

3. If you wish to file an appeal, do so within 30 days from the date of when you were notified in writing of the raise. An appeal is only for the reasons outlined in Article 41, Section E of our contract ( To initiate an appeal use the form found here:

4. This was our last scheduled raise until we re-negotiate a new union contract.  Are you ready to stand up for fair raises during our next contract campaign?  If yes, email us back about becoming a contract campaign point person for your department.