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Camden Has A New URA Leader

Alexis Rivera

Alexis Rivera Alvarado, a Project Coordinator in the Camden Registrar’s office has been elected by the URA Executive Board to fill the vacant position of Camden campus Vice President.

After a few members asked me if I wouldn’t mind taking on the responsibility I immediately felt that I needed to step up and take a larger role within the union” said Alexis. “While being a staff member and a student limits some of my time, I do know that I can give enough to make an impact here on campus and try my best to represent our campus to the university. “ Under Article V of the URA constitution, the Executive Board is able to fill vacancies on the Board through a secret ballot of the Board members. Alexis will serve until the next election for officers, coming up in November of 2012. Already a URA shop steward, Alexis is taking an active role representing members in the full variety of union issues on campus: talks about the Rowan takeover threat, health and safety, and unpaid overtime.

URA Leaders are Recent Rutgers Grads

Join us in congratulating several of our stewards for their hard work and accomplishments:

Joyce SagiJoyce Sagi, Cook steward and Health & Safety Committee Chair graduated Fri. 5/11/12 from SMLR/LEARN’s Employment Law for Union Representatives program.

EricEric Himsel Himsel, Lead steward on Busch Campus graduated Sat. 5/12/12 from SMLR’s Master of Human Resource Management program.

MarilynMarilyn Tankiewicz Tankiewicz, steward on the College Avenue Campus graduated Sat. 5/12/12 with honors with a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and a minor in both Labor Relations and Psychology.



We wish them continued success. If you or another URA member is a recent graduate please let us know so we can join you in celebrating.

In Memoriam of URA steward and Rutgers Newark employee Ines Agina

Ines Agina served as a Union of Rutgers Administrator – AFT Steward, an Administrative Assistant for the Executive MBA program at the Rutgers Business School for 22 years and a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Social Work. At the young age of 53, Ines succumbed to cancer on January 11, 2012. She leaves behind two adult children, Eric Cartegena and Lillian Riley, a sister and two brothers. This caring, reliable, and hard working person was a great friend. Her devotion to helping others was so strong that even while fighting her own battles she was still willing to fight for others.  A page in tribute to her is available at