We Have An Agreement

After a voting session across the three campuses yesterday the URA-AFT reports that there was a convincing majority of votes cast to approve the Salary Freeze Settlement and the Memorandum of Agreement (“MOA”) as presented. We could not have done this without our member’s support and thank you for your efforts. We will keep you apprised of the dates of payments shortly. Again, thank you for your participation in this ratification process.

Voting Information for Salary Freeze Tentative Agreement

Members to Vote on Tentative Agreement

Vote* — Monday, Jan. 23 (full-dues members only; membership applications will be available)
There will be three opportunities to vote on the agreement on Monday, Jan. 23 on all three campuses, as indicated below:
Newark, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Center for Law and Justice, Second Floor Lobby.
Camden, 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., {new location} Camden College Center, 326 Penn St., Executive Meeting Room
New Brunswick, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Labor Education Center, Room 102 (behind auditorium, use Ryders Lane side entrance).

*Members who qualify for absentee ballots must contact the URA office at (732) 745‑0300 or by email at union@ura-aft.org to have a ballot sent to their home address.  This must be done so that the office receives the ballot within 24 hours of the close of elections. Please refer to Article XI, Sec. XV, of the URA Constitution.

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How did we get to this agreement? Three years of struggle

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members who worked so hard to achieve the settlement agreement. You came to rallies at the Board of Governor’s meetings. You came to speak out at the President’s annual address. You came to the open forum about the next president. You came to campus meetings and stayed informed. You came to legislative forums and called your state legislators. You stood at bus stops to talk to students, faculty and other staff. You wrote letters to the editor of your local paper. You did everything in your power to put pressure on management and it worked.The links and videos to the right show a timeline of the past three years and some highlights of our struggle.

For all our members who got involved and worked to end this salary freeze, please accept our sincere gratitude for everything you did. You made this happen. And you improved the quality of life for people not only in our unit, but really for all university employees. We doubt that any raises would have been given at all if were not for our members’ activism. We sincerely thank you for all of your efforts. Congratulations— this is your victory!

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