Category Archives: URA Contract

We Need To Talk!

Join your colleagues and sign the petition for a new contract!

RutgersUnionSolidarityLogoThe URA-AFT is joining with Rutgers’ other unions to demand negotiations for 20,000 Rutgers employees whose union contracts expire on June 30, 2018. Please join in and sign to call for contract talks now to ensure health care, job security, tuition costs and benefits, pay equity, and the right to representation for all employees.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/old-queens-its-time-to-negotiate-with-our-union

Please be sure to select your Union name from the petition’s drop-down list and include your cell phone and alternative (non-Rutgers) email so your Union can contact you during this campaign. And thanks to Rutgers AAUP-AFT for the use of their Action Network petition platform.

New Year, Same Issues…Now Let’s Get A Contract!

Cornerstone Survey 2018…check your email

Please look for the Cornerstone Survey in your Rutgers e-mail that was sent on 1/12/18. It was sent via Survey Monkey on behalf of URA President Lucye Millerand “lmillerand@ura-aft.org”. Management needs to know what our members think. We are getting great feedback and comments so far. Thank you to everyone who is participating!


The URA-AFT has signed on as a sponsor of the Women’s March on New Jersey 2018 in Morristown. The march will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM at the Morristown Town Hall, 200 South Street, Morristown, NJ.

This is an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women since last year’s historic demonstration of resistance through sister marches across the country.  Since that time women have run for office in record numbers, organized, told their stories, listened, and voted. This is the opportunity to again   mobilize women across New Jersey continue working towards equity and justice.

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URA General Membership Meeting

5:30 pm, Monday January 22, 2018

Room 133, Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, Douglass Campus — click here for directions and more information

Agenda Items:

2018 Contract: What do we want? How do we get it?

  • Rutgers Finances
  • Health Insurance on the table again
  • Pay equity
  • Workloads
  • Choosing our Bargaining Team
  • Update on Optum RX

Upcoming Events

Join the Women’s March on NJ 2018 this Saturday, Jan. 20th

January 20 @ 11:00 am — 1:00 pm EST

Morristown Town Hall, Morristown, NJ

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URA-AFT General Membership Meeting

January 22 @ 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm EST

Rm. 133, Labor Education Center, Cook Campus

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URA-AFT Workshop: Understanding the Reclassification Process 101

January 31 @ 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm EST

Room 4052 West Wing, Rutgers Academic Building-CAC


Update on Optum RX Prescription Transition

The URA is working with the Division of Pensions and Benefits on recent changes that were made to the prescription plan.

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Register Now for LEARN Classes for this Spring Semester

If you are a signed URA member and are interested in attending any of the LEARN programs please contact the URA office at 732–745‑0300 or union@ura-aft.org for scholarship information. LEARN runs certificate programs in Public Sector Labor Relations; Negotiation, Arbitration & Conflict Resolution; and Workplace Investigations. Classes meet NJ Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirements (6 hours) and are eligible for Continuing Education Units (0.5 CEUs). Each class is $270.00 and are held during the day, from 9am-4pm at the Labor Education Center, Rutgers University, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Apply for Union Plus Scholarships Now…Deadline is Jan. 31st

Union Plus Scholarships for Union Members and Their Children | Union Plus

This is a great benefit available to our full dues members:

Eligibility

Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations). At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant’s spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent). The one year membership minimum must be satisfied by May 31, 2018.

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