Category Archives: URA Contract

Reclassification Workshops: New Dates Announced

Check here for a new list of workshop dates:
URA-AFT Workshop: Does Your Job Title Match Your Job

Many of us find that our jobs have moved far away from our original job description.  We may not even be doing duties appropriate to our job title.

The URA-AFT contract offers a process for employees to initiate our own reclassification.  Learn about the process from a URA steward who has successfully self-initiated reclassification twice, and won salary increases and back pay.


Members only: membership cards available at door

SCP Raises — Now What?

1. Your raises are viewable at: If your salary is at or near the maximum of your salary grade, some or all of this amount will come in the form of a lump-sum bonus.  To determine the percentage of your raise follow this simple formula: [amount of your raise] x 100 / [your FY2015-16 annual salary].

2. If you did not receive your SCP evaluation by April 30th AND your raise was less than 2.25%, notify the union office immediately by email ( or phone (732–745-0300).  Provide your name, preferred email address, preferred phone number, department and supervisor name.

3. If you wish to file an appeal, do so within 30 days from the date of when you were notified in writing of the raise. An appeal is only for the reasons outlined in Article 41, Section E of our contract ( To initiate an appeal use the form found here:

4. This was our last scheduled raise until we re-negotiate a new union contract.  Are you ready to stand up for fair raises during our next contract campaign?  If yes, email us back about becoming a contract campaign point person for your department.

What to do about “excessive” workloads

If you worked overtime and you have not already been compensated, the annual performance evaluation is a good time to calculate that time and claim compensation.

Exempt” (classified as “NL” employees) who are working excessive hours can invoke provisions of Article 28 (p. 14 in the contract book). Even though you are not entitled to time-and-a-half pay, this article of our contract provide a process to obtain additional assistance, changes to job duties or compensatory time.