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Rest in Peace Carolyn Foote

CarolynFooteUnionActivistCarolyn Foote was a  URA founding member, Executive Board member, Civil Rights chair and Campus Lead Steward.  Mainly, she was our union sister.

We learned of her passing over the weekend, and we all join her family in their grief.

Homegoing Services will be held as follows:

Date: Friday, June 8 2018
Place: Whigham Funeral Home, 580 Martin Luther King Blvd. , Newark, NJ 07102
Time: Viewing will be at 10 am, and the funeral service at 11 am.
Repast will be at 1 pm in the Essex Room, Paul Robeson Campus Center – Rutgers University-Newark,
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Newark, NJ 07102

Sympathy cards may be sent to the union office to be delivered to the family:

The Family of Carolyn Foote
c/o URA-AFT
2nd Floor, 57 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
c/o Apt. 502, 671 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Newark, NJ 07102

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Lucye Millerand
President
Union of Rutgers Administrators, Local 1766 ,  American Federation of Teachers AFL-CIO

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.

 

See on event calendar here


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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In Memoriam: Mia Kissil

Mia KissilURA-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.

Mia’s wish was that in lieu of flowers, gifts should be made to support her daughters’ higher education. Checks should be mailed to the Hewitt Education Fund, PO Box 1306, Maplewood, NJ 07040, made out to Mark Hewitt, with the memo line stating “Hewitt Education Fund.”

Mia’s obituary can be found here:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyrecord/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=188359201