Category Archives: Public Employees

Urgent! Avoid State Shutdown!

Friday 6/30/2017 1:15pm:

Before you go home! Save jobs and services! Call your assembly member via

 800.669.1505

 enter your zip code and you will be connected to their legislative office. Tell them:

*Please do not hold up the state budget in order to pass a bill (S4) that has nothing to do with the budget.

*Vote yes for a clean bill!

Here’s more information at the New Jersey AFL-CIO website — http://www.njaflcio.org/new_jersey_state_afl_cio_urges_lawmakers_to_put_politics_aside_and_pass_a_clean_budget.  Please call your legislatures today!

URA Gets Active — Elections and Community Involvement

Are You Born to Run?

URA Elections November 16, 2015

For the 4th time, our union will vote for the following offices:

President — Executive Vice President — Treasurer — Secretary

Campus Vice Presidents: Camden, Newark, New Brunswick

Executive Board members: Camden (1), Newark (1),

Off Campus/Extension (1), New Brunswick (5)

Term of Office is 2016–2018

On Monday, October 12 Nominees will be accepted for the above-noted positions

If you would like to verify that you are eligible for nomination or have questions please read the URA-AFT Constitution Article IV “Election of Officers” – type www.ura-aft.org in your browser. On the top bar scroll over “About URA-AFT” and a drop down memo will appear. Click on “CONSTITUTION” and under Constitution click on “HERE”, scroll down to “ARTICLE IV, ELECTION OF OFFICERS”. If you still have questions please contact elections@ura-aft.org.

Read more here


This op-ed piece is in response to one of the comments quoted in the 9/10/15 Enews article regarding URA support for extending FLSA overtime protections. This was the comment:  “I don’t support this. “NL” employees make more money and should work more hours. They make $10K or better than me. I would never been given so much overtime at my position.. I don’t support this!!”

NLs Are A Part Of The URA-AFT

Heather DeMeo

Business Manager- SAS Dean’s Office

Busch/Livingston Service Center

 

Labor unions were established to be an advocate for the working population. Exempt employees (or NLs) were made part of the URA-AFT since the inception of this union in 2007. As exempt employees (NL) we are not entitled to overtime compensation based on the Fair Labor Standards act.

Most NL employees do not mind working extra hours because they know it comes with the position; however, there are occasions where it is abused and that is where a union is needed.

Read more here


COPE’s Walk, Talk & Pay Season Begins

{walk-talk-pay clipart}The URA is again promoting 100% participation in the Committee on Political Education (“COPE”) activities this year. We are adopting the “Walk, Talk, or Pay” model to permit all members to be involved on a level that they are comfortable with.

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Volunteers Needed at the Community Citizenship Day Event in New Brunswick

Volunteers are needed to help work with eligible legal residents in completing their citizenship naturalization application. Experienced Immigration attorneys and immigration professionals will provide the training to volunteers. URA’s COPE members have participated in these events over the last few years and have found it very rewarding.

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Support Part-Time Lecturers!

Monday, September 28th

8:00 AM

Busch Student Center, outside Rm. 117

Join Part-Time Lecturers at a protest outside their bargaining session with management. We ask all Full-Time faculty, graduate student employees and undergraduates to attend in a show of strength.

RESPECT Part-Time Lecturers!

www.rutgersaaup.org

 Read more here 


Upcoming Events

Newark Campus Lunchtime Meeting

October 6 @ 12:30 pm — 1:30 pm

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URA Information Table @ Busch Campus

October 8 @ 11:30 am — 1:30 pm

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General Membership Meeting

October 12 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm


Join the URA in Supporting Part-Time Lecturers!

Support Part-Time Lecturers!

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Monday, September 28th

8:00 AM

Busch Student Center, outside Rm. 117

Join Part-Time Lecturers at a protest outside their bargaining session with management. We ask all Full-Time faculty, graduate student employees and undergraduates to attend in a show of strength.

RESPECT Part-Time Lecturers!

www.rutgersaaup.org

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