Elections 2020: Member Volunteers Needed

How to volunteer and other membership resources

  1. It is more important than ever that we all vote this year. You can find all the information you need including where to cast your ballot at https://njaflcio.org/.  We are seeking volunteers to help with virtual phone banking with the Middlesex Somerset Central Labor Council. Phone banks will occur from Monday-Thursday, between 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    All phone banks will start with a brief training session over Zoom to familiarize participants with the virtual tools.Please contact Christine O’Connell (coconnell@ura-aft.org) with your availability and contact information. Any time you can give is much appreciated.
  2. Voter Information, resources and contactless volunteer opportunities

Union Endorsements 

  1. URA-AFT Endorsed Candidates and Ballot Questions
  2. Additional resources on public question #3:
    -Fair Districts New Jersey Analysis
    -Public Question #3 Interpretive Statement

UNDO FAKE RU FISCAL EMERGENCY

Write the New Jersey Legislative Budget Committee now!

The extraordinary FY21 budget process is moving very fast.  Instead of holding hearings, the Senate and Assembly budget committees are taking only written testimony.

Please speak up NOW to prevent and roll back layoffs and undo the “fiscal emergency” that is holding our raises hostage.  Below is a sample letter you can edit and send to the budget committees with the stroke of a keyboard.

Add your title, sign with your name and town– add any specific details you wish.

Then e‑mail to: lbfo@njleg.org.  

The job you save could literally be your own.

Sample letter on NJ Budget.

Labor Day: We are Rutgers Labor

Happy Labor Day!

Dear colleagues,

As we approach Labor Day weekend, let’s take a moment to reflect on the end of a weird and crazy summer, how much harder many of us are working to maintain our work, our families, and our lives, and those that came before us sacrificed to give us the opportunity to take a long weekend off from work.  URA values and thanks all of you for your work in maintaining the critical operations of Rutgers University.  Whatever you do, wherever you work, you are a valuable part of what makes this place a success.

Before you go celebrate Labor Day weekend, I ask you to take one action to help highlight our importance to the operations at Rutgers.

Local 1766