Members Only: Get your mask

We held three mask distribution events on Livingston, Busch and Cook/Douglass Campuses recently.  It was great seeing you all.

If you haven’t already, please fill out this form so we can bring enough supplies for all. We look forward to seeing you at the next one. This is a members only benefit.

We are not currently mailing masks.

Next up: Newark Campus mask distribution will be next Wednesday and Thursday, September 9th and 10th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Samuels Plaza near Dana Library.

To be announced soon: College Avenue.

Meeting with Pres. Jonathan Holloway

On Wednesday, August 26th, several union presidents representing URA, AAUP, AAUP-PTLFC, AFSCME 888, AAUP-BHSNJ, HPAE, NJEA, Doctors’ Council, and OPEIU met with President Holloway to discuss the labor management relationship at Rutgers and how we all seek to improve it through collaboration and partnership moving forward.

We addressed concerns about layoffs across all of our units, our importance to the success of the University, lack of accountability and response from his senior management team, low morale, and many other issues. It was a productive conversation and gave President Holloway a clearer understanding of our shared commitment and common goals.

I requested to schedule monthly meetings to ensure regular communications, but he did not commit to that. We all agreed that it is important to reset the relationship between labor and management and committed to greater transparency to correct previous “systematic communication failures.”  We are looking forward to developing a strong and mutually beneficial relationship with President Holloway as we continue to navigate through COVID-19 and beyond.

Governor’s Budget Address

On Tuesday, several Rutgers union leaders attended Gov. Murphy’s budget address. We are scheduling a meeting with the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) to provide more clarity on the state appropriations for Rutgers for FY21 and how CARES, GEERS and other funds can be used to support employees and the University.

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