Ines O. Agina

Ines Agina

April 12, 1959 – January 11, 2012

Ines Agina served as a Union of Rutgers Administrator – AFT Steward, an Administrative Assistant for the Executive MBA program at the Rutgers Business School for 22 years and a graduate of the Rutgers University School of Social Work. At the young age of 53, Ines succumbed to cancer on January 11, 2012. She leaves behind two adult children, Eric Cartegena and Lillian Riley, a sister and two brothers. This caring, reliable, and hard working person was a great friend. Her devotion to helping others was so strong that even while fighting her own battles she was still willing to fight for others. Ines Agina
In 2009, Ines wrote an article for the AFT higher education publication On Campus about workplace bullying. Read Ines’ article

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Rutgers Center for Woman and Work (CWW) report on the benefits of Paid Family Leave

Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses, and the Public” analyzes data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, 1997 to 2009 and finds that women who take paid leave after a child’s birth report stronger labor force attachment and positive changes in wages in the year following a child’s birth, when compared to those who do not take any leave. The study also finds that women who take paid leave are less likely to receive public assistance and food stamps than those who do not take any leave. Click here to get a copy of the report.

The study was commissioned by the National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Karen White, director of CWW’s Working Families program and URA Executive Board member, directed the research.
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Where’s the Money?

The $1,000 bonus negotiated in our MOA is scheduled to appear in the February 17 paycheck.  We have requested a meeting with management on the dates of the 2.25% retro from April 1, 2011 and the Feb. 1 2.25% increases due from our Settlement Agreement. As soon as we clarify those payment dates we will get word out to the membership.

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