Category Archives: URA Contract

Welcome Back to RU with the URA!

Welcome Back and Lets Get to Work!

Welcome Back to the first e-news of the Fall Semester. You should receive the attached newsletter with tear-off form in campus mail soon.

It’s time to start thinking about our next union contract and discussing how we get a fair contract.  You can return the form via campus mail or by fax to (732) 745‑0400. But it’s even better to also discuss your responses with a steward, at a union meeting and within your own department. Call or email our office with any questions.

Read more here


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.

URA Professional Development workshops are a membership benefit available to signed union members only; memberships are available at the door.

Read more here for the workshop dates and times


Upcoming Meetings

URA-AFT General Membership Meeting (with video-conferencing to Newark and Camden)

September 18 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm EDT

Special Agenda: SAS Realignment

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Busch Campus Lunchtime Meeting

September 21 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EDT

Rm. 201, McLaren Center for Ceramic Research Building


URA’s Darlene Smith Honored by National Coalition

Darlene Smith wears many hats…URA-AFT Executive Vice President, AFT-New Jersey Vice President, Secretary of the Greater New Jersey Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), and President of New Jersey CLUW.She was honored this month with the Clara Day Award by the Coalition of Labor Union Women, at the organization’s national convention in Detroit.

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Public Service Announcement:

Project Pillow” for Harvey Survivors

From URA Busch Steward Lisa Scott:

Tragedy has beset our fellow citizens along the coastline of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey. As scenes of devastation are seen across various media platforms, we are calling on you to do your part in assisting those who have lost everything.

When you lay your head on your pillow at night, think of our fellow brothers and sisters who are unable to do the same.  Please support “Project Pillow” for Harvey Survivors by donating a new pillow and let the hurricane victims rest easier.

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Welcome Back and Lets Get to Work!

Welcome Back to the first e-news of the Fall Semester.  You should receive the attached newsletter with tear-off form in campus mail soon.

URAAugust2017-Union ContracPg2It’s time to start thinking about our next union contract and discussing how we get a fair contract.  You can return the form via campus mail or by fax to (732) 745‑0400. But it’s even better to also discuss your responses with a steward, at a union meeting and within your own department. Call or email our office with any questions.

Membership and activism are the key to winning a fair contract. Become or reconfirm your commitment to membership by completing the membership form with your most current contact information.  And let us know what you’re willing to do to win a fair contract. Watching from your desk won’t cut it.

We look forward to seeing you at upcoming meetings and at union activities in the coming months.

Bargaining Issues Newsletter

 

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.

URA Professional Development workshops are a membership benefit available to signed union members only; memberships are available at the door.

Sign up now for one of the workshop times:

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Reclassification 101:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm (with Q & A to follow)
Newark Campus (room location TBA)

RSVP to uraaft.newark@gmail.com by 9/25. Lunch will be provided.

  • Reclassification 102 (Part Deux): Small group review of draft CARF

5:00 pm-7:00 pm at URA Office, 57 Paterson St., 2nd Fl., New Brunswick, NJ

This session is for members who have already attended the 101 workshop and prepared a draft of their CARF.

RSVP to Christine O’Connell  at coconnell@ura-aft.org  by 9/25.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Reclassification 101:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm at West C Conference Room, Camden Campus Center, Camden Campus

RSVP to Mike Ballard at mballard@camden.rutgers.edu by 10/23.

  • Reclassification 102 (Part Deux): Small group review of draft CARF

5:00 pm-7:00 pm at URA Office, 57 Paterson St., 2nd Fl., New Brunswick, NJ

This session is for members who have already attended the 101 workshop and prepared a draft of their CARF.

RSVP to Christine O’Connell  at coconnell@ura-aft.org  by 10/23.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • Reclassification 101:

12:00 pm-1:00 pm at URA Office, 57 Paterson St., 2nd Fl., New Brunswick, NJ

RSVP to Christine O’Connell  at coconnell@ura-aft.org  by 10/27

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

  • Reclassification 102 (Part Deux): Small group review of draft CARF

5:00 pm-7:00 pm at URA Office, 57 Paterson St., 2nd Fl., New Brunswick, NJ

Please RSVP to Christine O’Connell  at coconnell@ura-aft.org  by 11/22 or call 732–745‑0300.  Dinner provided.