Category Archives: Rutgers One

What’s Going On At The Bargaining Table

Fair Contract Now! Video

Rutgers has hundreds of millions in unrestricted reserves that could go to make tuition affordable, pay raises and make the university a better place for everyone. Join URA-AFT and the Coalition of Rutgers Unions in calling for fairness at Rutgers.

Watch URA members and others at Rutgers speak on the importance of Bargaining for a Fair Contract at https://youtu.be/bM4UbmqedfQ.


May Bargaining Update

The URA bargaining team met with Rutgers management for the first three negotiating sessions on April 9, April 24, and May 7. These are some highlights of discussions so far:

URA has put proposals on the table to:

  • Provide equal allowance of Administrative Leave (AL) days when a 10-month position is converted to 12 months. (Article 3)
  • Extend bereavement leave to members who have cared for non-family members at the end of life by serving as health proxies, executors or making final arrangements. Allow bereavement leave at the time that a funeral is held, especially military funerals where the family cannot choose the date. (Article 6)
  • Prevent workplace bullying by clarifying the criteria and procedures for our Non-Hostile Workplace Conference. (Article 27)

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URA-AFT General Membership Meeting (New Location)

URA-AFT General Membership Meeting

May 21 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm EDT

Room 101, Hickman Hall, Douglass Campus

Agenda: Second Reading and Vote on the Budget

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


Update on OptumRX and the NJ State Health Benefit Plan

Last week the New Jersey Appellate Court ruled that the pharmacy benefit management (PBM) contract for the New Jersey State Health Benefit Plan will have to be rebid. OptumRX is the current plan manager and will continue to administer the health plan while the state decides whether to appeal the Appellate Court decision.

In the meantime please be aware of your right to appeal any denials from OptumRX.

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Rutgers Day — April 28, 2018

Thanks to all the URA members who made Rutgers Day a record-shattering success. And a special shout-out to the volunteers who not only registered voters at our COPE table, but also kept the crowd engaged while providing civic education. Pictures of the URA activities can be found on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ura1766.

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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.

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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.

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