Category Archives: URA Contract

End of the Year Bonus

URA members who are in a URA position as of December 1 and continue to be so on the December 7 pay date will find a nice gift for their wallets….the $750 bonus that was part of the January 10th Salary Freeze Settlement Agreement. This bonus is a lump sum payment and will not increase the base of your salary and should appear as a separate item on your payment stub. If you do not receive the payment, please contact UHR and follow up with the URA at union@ura-aft.org.

URA News: What To Do This Thanksgiving

Tell Dr. Robert Barchi, President , Rutgers The State University of New Jersey:

Fairness for Rutgers staff affected by Hurricane Sandy


This was the absolute worst treatment of employees during a natural disaster that I have ever seen.”

It is unconscionable that the university LIED to its personnel that the driving ban in New Brunswick did not apply to Rutgers employees.”

This is a crazy policy, and the reassessments which the union is asking for are moderate and fair.”

Read comments, share your thoughts, sign the petition to Pres. Barchi:

Please click here to sign our petition.

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Hurricane Relief Fund for AFT Members

AFT members affected by the storm should download the forms at this link and submit to the URA for information on obtaining additional assistance or to make donations. Additionally you can go to the AFTNJ’s site here.

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Shop Union this Thanksgiving

[from AFL-CIO Now 11/14/2012 Jackie Tortora]

 

Union-Made Thanksgiving Shopping List

As you prepare to head to the grocery store to pick up your Thanksgiving dinner ingredients, double check your shopping list to make sure your Turkey Day fixin’s are all union made in America. Check out some highlights from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s resource site, Labor 411. Here are some of the best union-made Thanksgiving eats and tools from the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), Machinists (IAM), United Steelworkers (USW) and United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW).

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Wal-Mart: Say “No” on Black Friday

[from AFL-CIO Now 11/15/2012 Mike Hall]

 

 

Join Wal-Mart Workers for Black Friday Actions

Walmart workers around the country are mobilizing for a “Black Friday” strike to protest working conditions, wages and retaliation against workers who speak out. Meanwhile workers and their allies at a Walmart warehouse are picketing and rallying today in front of the Riverside County, Calif., facility following Wednesday’s strike by some two dozen warehouse workers.

Walmart store workers are asking people nationwide to support them on Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year. They ask that supporters take action that spreads the word about their strikes and demonstrates to Walmart a wave of support for workers who are speaking out about poor working conditions, low wages, irregular hours and more.

While the store workers are not union members, they have joined together in OUR Walmart, a worker-led organization that stands up to make change in its company. Find out more at http://forrespect.org and http://MakingChangeAtWalmart.org.

Here are some ways you can help show support from Making Change at Walmart:

  1. Take the Black Friday Pledge to say that you will stand with workers on the busiest shopping day of the year. On the Corporate Action Network website, we are gathering locations for actions and events supporting Walmart strikers, as well as materials. Enter your city or ZIP code to see if we have something scheduled near you or adopt your own store.

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Sandy Recovery Toolkit

Available at www.njaflcio.org

[from the New Jersey State AFL-CIO]

The amount of information that is available regarding hurricane recovery efforts is overwhelming to say the least. For this reason, the New Jersey State AFL-CIO has created the “Sandy Recovery Toolkit” which can be found by clicking HERE. This page makes it as easy as possible for union families and New Jerseyans to get the information they need during these difficult times.

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Congratulations to Joyce Sagi…2012 Volunteer Appreciation Award Recipient

 

WEC recognized Joyce Sagi and Sharon Rainer, pictured with WEC President John Pajak, at WEC’s October 19th Whistleblower Forum for their tireless volunteer efforts.

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Tell Dr. Robert Barchi, President , Rutgers The State University of New Jersey: Fairness for Rutgers staff affected by Hurricane Sandy

This was the absolute worst treatment of employees during a natural disaster that I have ever seen.”

It is unconscionable that the university LIED to its personnel that the driving ban in New Brunswick did not apply to Rutgers employees.”

This is a crazy policy, and the reassessments which the union is asking for are moderate and fair.”

Read comments, share your thoughts, sign the petition to Pres. Barchi:

As Superstorm Sandy disrupted lives across New Jersey, Rutgers University canceled classes and advised faculty and students to stay home.  But employees on Rutgers staff received confusing and conflicting messages about reporting to work. Now, we ask for fairness in compensating our time, compassion for those who are still trying to put their lives back together and  concern for our safety.  Staff are part of the community, not second class citizens.

Please click here to sign our petition.