Category Archives: Reclaim Rutgers

Ten Years with the URA and Other Events

Member Holiday Dinner & 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

For more info visit this link or download this flyer.

 


Work Shouldn’t Hurt! Anti‐Bullying Workshop

A special workshop presented by the Rutgers Labor Education Action Research Network (LEARN) for the Union of Rutgers Administrators / AFT Local 1766. Bullying in the workplace can have devastating effects on both organizations and individuals. In this workshop, we will learn how to identify bullying behavior and the structures that allow it to continue. We will discuss the impact workplace bullying has on our lives, and consider strategies for addressing bullying both individually and through our union.

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Upcoming Events

ASB I Building Meeting, Busch Campus

November 14 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EST

300L‐Conference Room‐ASB 1, Busch

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Work Shouldn’t Hurt! Workplace Bullying Workshop — Newark

November 27 @ 5:30 pm — 8:00 pm EST

Dana Room, 4th Fl., Dana Library — Newark Campus

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Work Shouldn’t Hurt! Workplace Bullying Workshop — New Brunswick

November 28 @ 5:30 pm — 8:00 pm EST

Labor Education Center, Cook Campus

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URAAFT Workshop: Understanding the Reclassification Process 101

November 29 @ 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm EST

U.R.A. Office

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Steward/Building Representative Training

December 4 @ 12:00 pm — 4:30 pm EST

Room ABC‐Livingston Dining Commons, Livingston Campus

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Member Holiday Dinner & 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

December 4 @ 5:00 pm — 7:30 pm EST

Rutgers Club, 2nd Fl., Livingston Dining Commons, Livingston Campus


Steward/Building Representative Training

 

December 4 @ 12:00 pm — 4:30 pm EST

This is open to full‐dues paying members only. If you are interested in serving on the upcoming Contract Committee please attend this training.

Sign up at union@ura-aft.org by November 20th.

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Rutgers has the money” Open the Books presentation

On Thursday, November 9th, Rutgers union members and the community‐at‐large attended the Open the Books presentations in Newark and New Brunswick; or watched the livestream in Camden or on Facebook. The event was presented by Dr. Howard Bunsis, Professor of Accounting and an AAUP National Leader.

If we’re going to win fair salary raises, job security, affordable health care for all and other demands at the bargaining table in 2018, we need to know Rutgers’ true financial situation.

Read more and watch video here


Get Information on Union Plus Scholarships

 

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This is a great benefit available to our full dues members

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Rutgers has the money” Open the Books presentation

On Thursday, November 9th, Rutgers union members and the community‐at‐large attended the Open the Books presentations in Newark and New Brunswick; or watched the livestream in Camden or on Facebook.  The event was presented by Dr. Howard Bunsis, Professor of Accounting and an AAUP National Leader.

If we’re going to win fair salary raises, job security, affordable health care for all and other demands at the bargaining table in 2018, we need to know Rutgers’ true financial situation.

How much does the central administration really have at its disposal? Does Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budgeting make departments broke on purpose? How much does bloated executive pay cost Rutgers University?

Here’s your opportunity to watch the events again, or for the first time.  Knowledge is Power!

Watch the November 9th event on Facebook:

12pm showing   5:30pm showing:


Continue reading Rutgers has the money” Open the Books presentation

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 URAAFT Constitution Article IV “Election of Officers” – type www.ura-aft.org in your browser. On the top bar scroll over “About URAAFT” 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.

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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 URAAFT

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 URAAFT 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.

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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

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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