Category Archives: Off Campus

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

FAQ’s

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 summereg@registrar.rutgers.edu, 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 pat.bongiovi@rutgers.edu
  2. Slloydda Burgess  ssb161@registrar.rutgers.edu
  3. Pamela Callender pcallender@rutgersfcu.org
  4. Kimyada O’Neal    slappy@sa.rutgers.edu
  5. Brittany Pryor brittany.pryor@rutgers.edu
  6. Mary Beth Rehrer marybeth.rehrer@oq.rutgers.edu
  7. Lisa Scott lsscott@registrar.rutgers.edu
  8. Dylan Tsague dylantsague@gmail.com
  9. Tia Williams tlw140@registrar.rutgers.edu

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

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

How’s that Cornerstone thing working out for ya?

URA-AFT steps in with Cornerstone Question & Answer Time.  New Brunswick Executive Board member Heather DeMeo will hold “office hours” on:

Date: Thursday, August 24

Time: 12 noon — 3:30 pm.

Place: Booth Ferris Room Dana Library, first floor.

 RSVP to dgrauer@ura-aft.org

Please let us know when you plan to arrive.  We are using a small room to keep the session focused and interactive.

URA-AFT professional development workshops are a membership benefit available to signed, dues-paying union members.  Membership applications are available at the door. 

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.

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Members only: membership cards available at door