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Ratification details

The message below was announced via email on March 30, 2021. Amended here on March 31, 2021 at 10 AM.

Notification of URA-AFT Local 1766 Ratification Vote of the Memorandum of Agreement dated March 24, 2021

Ratification Vote by the members of URA-AFT Local 1766 of the Memorandum of Agreement (also known as the Tentative Agreement) dated March 24, 2021 will be conducted  electronically/online beginning Friday, April 2, 2021.

URA-AFT Local 1766 members please watch your Rutgers (netid@rutgers.edu) email inbox for your invitation to vote. If you would like to become a member please use this link. Only dues-paying members will receive a ballot.

Need in person assistance?

For those URA-AFT members requiring assistance with electronic/online voting the following polling locations/tables with computer/internet access will be set up outdoors:

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Camden Campus:  9:00  to  10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. outside of the Camden Campus Center
  • UPDATE — Newark Campus: 12:00 Noon to 2:00 p.m.  Samuels Plaza (between Paul Robeson Campus Center and Dana Library) at Dana Library overhang
  • New Brunswick Campus: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Labor Education Center, School of Management and Labor Relations, Map

All voting will close Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Paper ballots will not be used. Questions about voting: Please email elections@ura-aft.org

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: