Category Archives: 2014 Contract

Solidarity is Everywhere!


New Jersey is one of only two states with elections in 2017. Who will succeed Chris Christie? Do you care? 

On February 20, URA kicks off a series of Candidate nights with Asm. John Wisniewski, Candidate for the Democratic nomination. Join us at the Busch Student Center at 5:30 pm, Room 117. Membership applications are always available at the door.

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Coping With A Growing Workload: Know Your Rights

TABER FUBAR…Chart of accounts…doing more with less …Too much work and too little staff. URA members find our workload growing and our work hours stretching. Here’s a brief guide to overtime, comp time and meal breaks…

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Actions Louder Than Words:

Rutgers Solidarity #NoBanNoWall March – CAC

January 31 @ 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm 

Brower Commons


Rutgers Solidarity #NoBanNoWall March – Newark

February 1 @ 2:30 pm — 4:00 pm 

Norm Samuels Plaza


Solidarity for UMDNJ Legacy Staff at New Brunswick City Council Meeting

February 1 @ 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm 

New Brunswick City Hall


URA General Membership Meeting

February 20 @ 5:30 pm — 7:00 pm 

Rm.120 ABC, Busch Student Center

WILD Women in East Brunswick!

The AFL-CIO Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Conference will take place on Friday evening, March 3 and Saturday morning, March 4. The conference offers new and enlightening insights into building leadership skills, women’s labor history and the fight for our economic future.

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What Your Coworkers Are Saying About Cornerstone

comicspeachbubbleWith the implementation of Cornerstone we have reached out to our membership to get their views and impressions of the system.

Here’s what they are saying:

I don’t think they should have rolled this out university wide when it doesn’t work. My expense reports are still going to approvers that have nothing to do with our department after repeated request to correct the issue. I have suppliers calling asking for their payments of which I can do nothing about. People are furious.


Since nothing with this new system works, we continually try to process the same thing over and over again.  When you call the help desk, their mailbox is full or  the person on the other end says not even to put in a ticket because nobody knows the answers!  It is a disaster and causes so much stress, I was  in tears more than once.


Total waste of money, simple ordering tasks require 3 to 4 times long to complete. My time that should be spent helping students not wasting time on a poorly designed and implemented system.

Read more of what your colleagues have to say about Cornerstone at this link and join us at a campus meeting or our January 23rd General Membership  meeting to discuss the impact of Cornerstone, workload issues, and what we need to do next.


R U Overworked?

Carrying the Weight of Cornerstone?

URA members continue to report huge problems with Cornerstone systems – problems that have significantly increased the workload for many.   Our contract provides important protections against excessive workload. At the same time, some departments have created best practices that are addressing some of the biggest problems. Share your views and concerns. Tens of millions of dollars have gone to outside firms working on this project. If you are working extra, you deserve a slice of that pie.

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Winter Break Reminder!

As we approach the winter holiday break, here’s a reminder that virtually every URA member who works on a holiday has rights to — compensation in time and money. The information is contained in Article 16 – Holidays  in the URA Agreement:

In addition, after six (6) months of employment, employees will be granted two (2) personal holidays. The rules for use of individually selected personal holidays will be governed by those applicable to administrative leave as provided in Article 3 of this Agreement.

Upcoming Events

URA-AFT Camden Holiday Party

December 19 @ 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm

South A B C, Camden Campus Center

Buy American and Support Labor This Holiday Season

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