Category Archives: Overtime/FLSA

Posts related to overtime and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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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R U Overworked?

Carrying the Weight of Cornerstone?

URA members continue to report huge problems with Cornerstone systems – problems that have significantly increased the workload for many.   Our contract provides important protections against excessive workload. At the same time, some departments have created best practices that are addressing some of the biggest problems. Share your views and concerns. Tens of millions of dollars have gone to outside firms working on this project. If you are working extra, you deserve a slice of that pie.

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Winter Break Reminder!

As we approach the winter holiday break, here’s a reminder that virtually every URA member who works on a holiday has rights to — compensation in time and money. The information is contained in Article 16 – Holidays  in the URA Agreement:

In addition, after six (6) months of employment, employees will be granted two (2) personal holidays. The rules for use of individually selected personal holidays will be governed by those applicable to administrative leave as provided in Article 3 of this Agreement.

Upcoming Events

URA-AFT Camden Holiday Party

December 19 @ 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm

South A B C, Camden Campus Center

Buy American and Support Labor This Holiday Season

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