Category Archives: URA Contract

Adverse Weather Conditions and University Closings Information

As we head into the throes of winter make sure you are knowledgeable about the rights afforded to you under Article 51 “University Closings” of our contact, which can be found here. County employees should follow the operating status for county facilities, not Rutgers, in regards to university closings. The Rutgers policy on “ATTENDANCE DURING ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITIONS”, also known as policy 60.1.29 can be found at During inclement weather employees should be aware of the University’s Operating Status by checking their campus’ homepage. Also become familiar with Rutgers’ Emergency Action Plan for “Adverse Weather”, which can be found at A great way to stay on top of the campus emergency status is to be registered with the Rutgers Emergency Notification System (ENS) which can be done at this link. To our brothers and sisters working through the storm; thank you and work safely!

Open the Books Recap and Other Seasonal Events

Five Things We Learned When We Opened Rutgers’ Books

Dear Colleague,

At our Open the Books events on November 9, Howard Bunsis, professor of accounting, used Rutgers’ own audited books and budgets to reveal that faculty and staff continue to generate big profits for the university. This treasure trove of information will be invaluable to all of the nearly 20,000 unionized employees heading into bargaining in early 2018.

Despite repeated requests, Rutgers refused to share its audited 2016–2017 financial reports, therefore data below is based on 2015–2016 numbers. Notably, even private institutions as well as our Big Ten peers post updated data on their websites, while regrettably Rutgers’ financial data remains incomplete, out-of-date and opaque.

Here are Five Things We Learned from Professor Bunsis. You can click here to watch the video of the Open the Books presentation.

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Upcoming Events

URA-AFT Workshop: Understanding the Reclassification Process 101

December 11 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EST

Room 135–33 Knightsbridge Road, Piscataway


Camden URA-AFT Holiday Party

December 20 @ 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm EST

West A-B-C, Camden Campus Center, Camden

Celebrating 10 Years, Thank You!

We, the URA-AFT would like to thank all of you — members, staff, supporters, and guests who joined us at our holiday party on Monday, December 4th to celebrate our 10 years of existence as the Union of Rutgers Administrators-American Federation of Teachers, Local 1766. We would also like to thank the early afternoon participants of our steward training that was wonderfully led by Don Dileo. Pictures of those and other recent events can be found on our Facebook page at

 Keep Our Labor-Endorsed Candidate on the PERS Board of Trustees, Vote by 1/5/18


Between now and January 5th, 2018, nominations are open for the State employee representative on the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Board of Trustees. Right now, because State Workers have been united in our support of Labor-endorsed candidates, we hold a majority on the Board. We have an opportunity to nominate our Union Brother, Carey Brown for re-election to the PERS Board of Trustees.

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