Salary Increase Update

URA members will soon see the fruit of their efforts from the ratification of the Salary Freeze Settlement and MOA.  The payout dates of the initial bonus and increases are:

  • Lump Sum payment of $1000 due in the 2/17/2012 paycheck – Eligible: URA members must be on the University’s payroll on the date the MOA was ratified (January 23, 2012) and continue to be on the payroll through the date the payment is made.
  • Across‐the‐Board (2.25% retro to 4/1/2011) due in the 3/16/2012 paycheck. Eligible: on University’s payroll in a URA position on March 31, 2011, and remain on payroll in a URA position on March 16, 2012. New employees at the minimum for their range are also eligible.
  • Across‐the‐Board (2.25% retro to 2/1/2012) due in the 3/16/2012 paycheck. Eligible: on the University’s payroll in a URA position on January 31, 2012. (This raise is compounded on the April 1, 2011 raise, so if you receive both raises, your total raise is slightly over 4.5%).

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AFT Endorses Barak Obama

This morning the AFT executive council voted to endorse the candidacy of Barack Obama for president in 2012. Watch this message from AFT President Randi Weingarten on the endorsement.

 Watch why AFT endorses Obama!


Education, jobs and the economy continue to be the top issues confronting our members and the country. When President Obama took office, he inherited an economy on the verge of collapse. Over the past three years, he has proposed and fought for legislation—despite an implacable Congress—that has worked to stabilize the economy, save jobs and prevent cuts to vital services that Americans depend on.

See where the candidates stand on issues that matter to our members by visiting AFT’s new 2012 Election website.

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Sign up now for the Women in Leadership Development (WILD) conference.  Full‐dues members can download and complete the brochure and fax it to the URA office at 732–745-0400 or drop it off to get registered.  This is a great opportunity to interact with other union leaders and address issues faced by women in the labor movement. Since the conference begins in the late afternoon only half‐day release time will be offered to participants. More information has been provided below by the NJ State AFL‐CIO… Register Today: WILD Conference March 30–31, 2012

Building Unity, Fighting Back, Moving Forward!

March 30–31, 2012

East Brunswick Hilton

3 Tower Center Boulevard

At the 9th Annual Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference, participants will engage in a highly interactive program which allows them to develop strategies to “build unity” among union and community members and “fight back” against the attacks to our union values. By tying together the themes of “building unity and fighting back,” we will take the essential first steps towards moving forward as a labor movement. CLICK HERE to register. Continue reading Go WILD!

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