We Have Reached a Tentative Agreement

The URA‐AFT and Rutgers management have now reached a tentative settlement agreement on both the settlement of the salary freeze and memorandum of agreement (“MOA”) of our collective bargaining agreement (“contract”).

In solidarity,

The URA‐AFT Executive Board and Bargaining Team

Here’s What’s New with the Salary Freeze Settlement Talks

  1. The AAUP‐AFT has reached a tentative agreement [pending ratification from their membership] with Rutgers management to end the salary freeze and renew the collective bargaining agreement for their Faculty and EOF units.
  2. The URA‐AFT is going back to the table beginning tomorrow, January 10, with the intention to reach a similar agreement.
  3. The quality of the settlement we will get depends on the SOLIDARITY of our membership. If management thinks we are ready to settle for less than the faculty — they will give us less than faculty.
  4. Members who are angry or frustrated have two options: pressure management to give us MORE or pressure the Union negotiating team to settle for LESS. Your phone calls and emails to VP Fernandez and Edwards will help to settle the salary freeze and get us a fair and swift settlement.
  5. Comparison Chart:

    See for yourselves what the difference is between the two proposals and how you will be affected. This chart is based on data from the December 2011 proposal. Remember, in the final year (2014) we will be paying significantly more for health insurance, due to the changes in the State Health Benefits Program.

Rutgers president list down to several dozen candidates

from The Star-Ledger, December 31, 2011 by Nic Corbett

The search for the next president of Rutgers University is expected to heat up significantly in the next two to three months.

The 24‐member search committee has collected more than 250 nominations for the next president of the 58,000-student university and narrowed down the list to several dozen interested candidates, said chairman Greg Brown, chief executive officer of Motorola Solutions.

He characterized the search as “vibrant and robust.
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