Category Archives: URA Contract

Bryan Cardinale, Rutgers Dining Services

In June 2020, Rutgers University targeted employees in Dining Services for layoff, despite multiple negotiations sessions with unions to implement a “win-win” alternative to layoffs that would save the University hundreds of millions of dollars. The University instead chose to save money on the backs of hundreds of its workers who will now go without benefits or medical coverage. Shame on Rutgers and the leadership team of Joe Charette, Sal Mena and Bob Barchi.

We R Not Disposable — Stories from Dining Workers

In June 2020, Rutgers University targeted employees in Dining Services for layoff, despite multiple negotiations sessions sessions with unions to implement a “win-win” alternative to layoffs that would save the University hundreds of millions of dollars. The University instead chose to save money on the backs of hundreds of its workers who will now go without benefits or medical coverage. Shame on Rutgers and the leadership team of Joe Charette, Sal Mena and Bob Barchi.

Behind the layoffs-videos from Dining workers:

Did you take the COVID-19 survey?

Updated: 3/31/2020

Between Friday, March 27 and Monday, March 30, 2020, we sent out our COVID-19 issue survey to you.  Did you receive it? We typically send emails to the official Rutgers email account on file with the University.  The email was sent by Lucye Millerand, URA-AFT Exec. Vice President.  Please double-check your inbox and junk folders.

If you received the survey, please complete it immediately.  Your responses are helping us prioritize immediate safety issues and categorize any remaining issues that we can raise with Rutgers.  We are attempting to negotiate with Rutgers over both ongoing and secondary issues.  Secondary issues might be how the pandemic impacts regular policies such as vacation carryover rules later this year.

If you did not receive the survey  link, please email us at union@ura-aft.org with your preferred email address so that we can resend it to you.