Retroactive Payments For URA Grant Funded Members

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During COVID, Rutgers invoked a fiscal emergency and the “subject to” language and withheld contractually negotiated raises. We negotiated a mutually beneficial agreement to defer FY 21 raises, protect jobs against layoff and leverage state unemployment and federal stimulus to get members more days off and more pay. However, our grant and contract funded members were excluded from the furlough program, and Rutgers also mishandled their raises. We filed for arbitration in response.


Thanks to the arbitration threat, some grant and contract funded bargaining unit members received retroactive corrections In the May 17, 2024 paycheck. If you are grant funded and have been around since then, review your May 17 paystub in your My Rutgers portal. See if you received a retroactive payment and report it to us at union@ura-aft.org. We will cross-check against management’s calculations that we have demanded.