URA Co-Ads Underpaid by $275K, Made Whole With Grievance Settlement



Earning extra pay as a co-adjutant is not uncommon among our members—it is a great way to earn extra pay and gain teaching experience.  But in late 2018, Rutgers suddenly stopped allowing co-adjutant appointments for non-exempt staff.  We filed grievances with the help of members who shared paystubs, emails and experiences.  Thanks to this collective effort, Rutgers had to perform an audit.  It revealed that about 100 URA co-ads were being underpaid all along.   We settled the grievances recently, and members were able to pick up their checks in December before the holiday break!  

Bill Scharf (New Brunswick) who received the largest check and taught many sections of anatomy had this to say: Of course the money was wonderful, but equally valuable was that I no longer felt like it was “David versus Goliath.”  The Union support psychologically made the playing field a great deal more level.

Newark Co-Adjunct settlement
New Brunswick Co-Adjunct settlement 1
New Brunswick Co-Adjunct settlement 2