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Bargaining Team Needs Your Support On 4/10

URA’s First Day of Bargaining is April 9th

 

April 9th is our first bargaining date with Rutgers. A status update will be provided at our general membership meeting later that evening.

 


URA-AFT General Membership Meeting

April 9 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm EDT

Agenda: First reading of the Budget

Cook Campus in Room 133, Labor Education Center

Open to full dues members only. Membership forms available at the door.


Join Us April 10: Fight for the Rutgers We Deserve

April 10 @ 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm EDT

Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue, CAC

April 10th will be our first collective action to push Rutgers towards settling a fair contract in a timely fashion.

Here are the details:

  • April 10th, 2018, Outside of the BOG Meeting
    Winants Hall, College Ave.
    Arrive between noon and 2 pm during your lunch breaks
  • Print and distribute the attached flyer to all coworkers now. We need a huge turnout from you and your coworkers to overcome Rutgers’ delay tactics.
  • There will be sign-making at our general membership meeting the evening beforehand.

Read more here


Upcoming Events

Busch Campus Lunchtime Meeting

April 5 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EDT

Rm. 201, McLaren Center for Ceramic Research Building, Busch Campus

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Livingston Campus Lunchtime Meeting

April 6 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EDT

Rm. 4095, Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus

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URA-AFT General Membership Meeting

April 9 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm EDT

Rm. 133, Labor Education Center, Cook Campus

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All Out April 10! Fight for the Rutgers We Deserve

April 10 @ 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm EDT

Winants Hall, College Ave. Campus

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URA-AFT Workshop: Understanding the Reclassification Process 102

April 11 @ 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm EDT

Rm. 4095, Rutgers Business School, Livingston Campus

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URA-AFT Workshop: Understanding the Reclassification Process 102

April 18 @ 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm EDT


URA Executive Board Members Honored by Rutgers

URA Executive Board members, Helen Pirrello and Lawrence Stromberg, are being recognized for their outstanding commitment to Rutgers, both as staff and as alumni.

Read more here


Join Us April 10: Fight for the Rutgers We Deserve

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April 10 @ 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm EDT
Winants Hall, 7 College Avenue, CAC

April 10th will be our first collective action to push Rutgers towards settling a fair contract in a timely fashion.

Here are the details:

  • April 10th, 2018, Outside of the BOG Meeting
    Winants Hall, College Ave.
    Arrive between noon and 2 pm during your lunch breaks
  • Print and distribute the attached flyer to all coworkers now. We need a huge turnout from you and your coworkers to overcome Rutgers’ delay tactics.
  • There will be sign-making at our general membership meeting the evening beforehand.

Show your unity and support for a fair contract at 12:00 noon at Winants Hall on CAC, April 10.  Members can sign up online at https://goo.gl/FQyDwz to commit to attend the April 10 action, this includes a link on the card for those in Newark to sign up to go on the free union bus to the rally.  The Rally is outside the Board of Governors meeting with students, faculty and staff united for fairness at Rutgers.

Let’s make people a priority investment at Rutgers. Join us on April 10 at the Board of Governors, to get the contract we deserve.

Read the Report, Protest the Greed

A year after Rutgers implemented the Cornerstone Cloud Financials project, URA conducted an online survey to assess how the system has affected our members.

Our Contract Development Committee has produced a report on the results of the survey.  Among the findings:Among the findings:

  • Over half of respondents (55%) experience stress & frustration using Cornerstone and half (49%) report an increased workload.
  • Almost half of respondents give Cornerstone poor ratings based on their ability to monitor account balances (47%), manage grant-funded projects (45%), and transfer funds (40%).
  • Of those who mention workload or system problems, more than half (54%) have problems with reports producing conflicting, inaccurate, unreliable data.

We urge you read the report here (http://www.ura-aft.org/for-members/cornerstone/ura-cornerstone-report/).  The recommendations will be discussed at a future membership meeting.

URA and AFT’s national research department have tried to find out the costs of the overall Cornerstone project.

We have already provided a compilation (http://www.ura-aft.org/for-members/cornerstone/cornerstone-oracle-invoices-and-documents) of over $12M paid to Deloitte Consulting for overseeing the implementation of Oracle’s systems.

But it’s been a bigger challenge calculating the amounts paid to Oracle Corporation itself. This involves a mix of hardware, software, licensing, training and oh, so many consultants.  At times, management responded to our OPRA requests by denying that any such thing as Cornerstone exists.  That’s a tough position to take from a university that’s  said so much (https://cornerstone.rutgers.edu/)  about Cornerstone  for so long.

So URA has adopted an open-source approach to research on the true cost of Cornerstone.   You are free to study the information Rutgers provided under the Open Public Records Act.  These documents are provided as Rutgers provided them to URA.  Any redactions were made by Rutgers.  The order of the documents was also decided by Rutgers.  You can also use the spreadsheet compiled by the AFT research department to see what Cornerstone cost us for the period 2014–2017.

Old Queens has shown once again that RUTGERS HAS THE MONEY –tens of millions of dollars available for investment in priority items.  Performance is not an issue.

Let’s make people a priority investment at Rutgers.  Join us on April 10 at the Board of Governors, to get the contract we deserve.