Welcome to Local 5089

Local 5089 represents Registered Nurses at Rutgers University's Biomedical and Health Science's division, University Hospital, and Rowan University.

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HPAE Local 5089 RNs: Flu vaccine update
Oct 27 2018

Members have been advised that they must provide proof that they have been vaccinated against the flu by November 30th or that they have an approved religious or medical exemption.

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HPAE Continues the Fight for Healthcare in Newark
Sep 26 2018

On Monday, September 24th, HPAE held another Town Hall event that was sponsored by Mayor Ras Baraka at NJIT to address the changes being made to University Hospital’s inpatient pediatric and pediatric intensive care units.

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Keep Pediatric Hospital Care Open at University Hospital
May 24 2018

Nurses, health professionals and community members have united to send a message to University Hospital – Keep Pediatric Care OPEN at University Hospital.  A Certificate of Need application was filed with the Department of Health by University Hospital on April

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Rutgers is not for sale!   Keep University Hospital Open!!
May 21 2018

Rutgers is about to enter into a partnership with Barnabas that threatens to privatize many jobs and possibly reduce services offered at University Hospital. In the meantime the Hospital has initiated the closure of the pediatrics unit—and announced that many

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Peds RNs Stand Up For Their Patients
May 17 2018

On Wednesday, May 16th members from HPAE attended University Hospital’s Community Oversight Board meeting to protest management’s decision to close the pediatric inpatient units.  In addition, members from CWA, Teamsters, pediatric residents and several community activists also attended the meeting in

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Barnabas Partnership Update
Apr 23 2018

With the Rutgers, Rutgers Health Group and RWJ Barnabas Health partnership scheduled to go into to effect on July 1, 2018, our union, HPAE, along with our union coalition partners, continue to be very concerned.

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Contract, tuition, wage rally at Rutgers
Apr 11 2018

More than 400 Rutgers University faculty, staff and students rallied outside the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting Tuesday, while dozens more inside petitioned the governing body directly in hopes of securing fair union contracts, a freeze on tuition and a $15-per-hour minimum

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HPAE Local 5089 update on security at University Hospital
Feb 09 2018

On Monday, February 5th, University Hospital invited representatives from HPAE, CWA, Teamsters, Operating Engineers, and CIR to a special meeting in an effort to maintain an open line of communication related to security. The concerns around security peaked last November

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Local 5089 Election Results, February 2, 2018
Feb 02 2018

The American Arbitration Association has completed Local 5089 Officer Elections. The final results are listed below. The right to protest the conduct of an Officer Election is guaranteed by federal law. If a protest is filed concerning the election, the

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Local 5089 University Hospital bargaining update, January 12, 2018
Jan 12 2018

On Wednesday, January 10th , the HPAE negotiating committee met with management for the second bargaining session. Both parties presented their initial proposals, which primarily addressed non-economic issues at this time. HPAE presented proposals that addressed concerns expressed by our members

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University Hospital Step Increase Update
Jul 05 2017

HPAE was recently advised by Eva Serruto (Director Labor Relations) that the step increases outlined in the September 30, 2016 arbitration settlement will be processed in the 7/14/17 pay check.  As a result of an arbitration filed in 2012, every

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Local 5089 Member Speaks at “Clean Energy” Event
Apr 05 2017

Janice Fitzgerald, RN, APN and an HPAE Local 5089 member, participated in an event last Monday in Camden, NJ to highlight the public health impacts of climate change. In her presentation to the group, Janice noted that “the debate is

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HPAE Rowan Member Update: Retroactive pay increases
Dec 22 2016

We have received notification from Rowan that the retroactive increases have been processed. The following is the schedule for payout for our wages: For those members eligible for the 2015 Step increase, it will be included in pay period 26,

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HPAE Rutgers Alert: Payroll Migration Update, October 26
Oct 26 2016

On Monday, October 24th, representatives of the Union Coalition at Rutgers met with Administration officials as part of the quarterly Labor Management Committee (LMC) meeting to discuss a variety of issues. The most pressing of these had to do with

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We have a tentative agreement at University Hospital!
Oct 15 2016

I am pleased to announce that your HPAE Local 5089 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with University Hospital management for a new contract for registered nurses. This is our first contract since the hospital became a standalone facility

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HPAE Rutgers Alert: Hold Back Pay
Sep 30 2016

On Friday of last week your Union representatives met with Rutgers administration regarding their payroll migration process. While we have several concerns surrounding this transition, the most pressing of these is what we will call the “hold back” week.

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Rutgers Payroll Migration
Sep 27 2016

On Friday of last week your Union representatives met with Rutgers administration regarding their payroll migration process. While we have several concerns surrounding this transition, the most pressing of these is what we will call the “hold back” week.

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Local 5089 UH Contract Update: July 18, 2016
Jul 18 2016

On Thursday, July 14th, the Negotiating Committee had another bargaining session with management. The session focused on several key issues that remain outstanding such as job security, random drug testing, FMLA, and staffing.

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Local 5089 UH Contract Update – July 13, 2016
Jul 13 2016

Our Negotiating Committee met with management for another bargaining session on July 6, 2016. The session was productive as we were able to protect the rights of our members related to representation and discipline, as well as address FMLA, tuition

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HPAE Local 5089 Wage Increase Issues at Rutgers
Apr 07 2016

We have been getting calls from members concerning problems with the retro pay from the October 2014 wage increase. It appears that in many cases the retro payments do not correspond to the hours logged and do not seem to

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Pack the UH Board Meeting, Contract Now!
Dec 23 2015

Join us on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the University Hospital Board of Director’s meeting in Newark to demand a fair contract for the Hospital’s nurses and professionals. The meeting is located at the Cancer Center, B Level, Room 1120,

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HPAE 5089 Union Election Underway
Dec 15 2015

Elections are currently underway for HPAE Local 5089 Officers and Representatives.   There are only two contested positions: Vice President for Rutgers and Rowan Universities Vice President for UH Emergency and Critical Care Division Only Local 5089 members in these Divisions will receive ballots. All

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HPAE 5089 members vote to approve new Rutgers contract
Dec 14 2015

On Wednesday, December 9th, after five days of voting, the members of HPAE Local 5089 voted by an overwhelming majority of 99% to ratify our new contract with Rutgers University. This is the first contract we've negotiated with the University since the merger with UMDNJ

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HPAE 5089 Union Election Underway
Dec 14 2015

Elections are currently underway for HPAE Local 5089 Officers and Representatives. There are only two contested positions: Vice President for Rutgers and Rowan Universities and Vice President for UH Emergency and Critical Care Division

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HPAE Local 5089 Rutgers Contract Ratification Vote Instructions
Dec 04 2015

The HPAE Local 5089 Rutgers Contract Ratification Vote begins Friday, December 4, 2015. You have the opportunity to accept or reject the tentative agreement your negotiating committee reached with Rutgers management. Voting is open through 3:00 pm Wednesday, December 9, 2015.

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We have a Tentative Agreement at Rutgers!
Nov 25 2015

We are pleased to announce that your HPAE Local 5089 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering registered nurses at Rutgers University. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers. We protected

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We have a Tentative Agreement at Rutgers!
Nov 24 2015

We are pleased to announce that your HPAE Local 5089 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering registered nurses at Rutgers University. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers.

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We have a Tentative Agreement at Rutgers!
Nov 24 2015

We are pleased to announce that your HPAE Local 5089 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering registered nurses at Rutgers University. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers.

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HPAE Public Sector Union Rep Training
Oct 30 2015

Join Us: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 or Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Rutgers Labor Education Center 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick This training is for all newly elected and appointed HPAE Public Sector Union Reps as

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Oct 30 2015

In accordance with our union Constitution and By-Laws, the HPAE Local 5089 Nominations and Elections Committee is currently accepting nominations for eight local union officer positions as well as union representatives at Rowan, Rutgers and University Hospital. Nomination forms were mailed

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HPAE Public Sector Union Rep Training
Oct 29 2015

Join Us: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 or Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Rutgers Labor Education Center 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick This training is for all newly elected and appointed HPAE Public Sector Union

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Oct 06 2015

The open enrollment period for the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) began on October 1, 2015 and will conclude on November 2, 2015. Public employees eligible for participation in the plan have the option to change health plans during this

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Aug 20 2015

Our Negotiating Committee met with management again on Tuesday, August 18 to continue negotiations for a new contract. Based on the discussion at the previous session, HPAE presented revised proposals dealing with seniority which includes lay-off and recall language as

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Jul 29 2015

Our negotiating team for 5089 and 5094 met with representatives of Rowan University and the New Jersey Office of Employee Relations on July 23 for continued contract negotiations.We signed a memorandum of agreement that allows for joint negotiations with HPAE professionals

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Jun 23 2015

The negotiation team for HPAE Locals 5094 and 5089 had its first session for the contract renewal with the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations representing Rowan University on May 22nd. At that session, we discussed  joint bargaining for both HPAE unions

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May 07 2015

May 6th, 2015 kicked off National Nurses Week. During the week, our employers hand out roses, take out newspaper ads applauding their nurses, or offer a free lunch or small gift. As a union, we fight to ensure nurses and other

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Apr 27 2015

HPAE had a negotiations session with management Thursday, April 23rd. We were able to reach several agreements updating the contract language to reflect University Hospital as a separate entity which is due to the restructuring of UMDNJ as of

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Mar 03 2015

On Monday, March 2, the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority released the long-awaited "Navigant" report providing an evaluation of healthcare services in the Greater Newark area and recommendations for consolidation and reorganization of services. HPAE President Ann Twomey

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Feb 25 2015

Rutgers has the money. Rutgers has raised more than $1 billion in donations and has another $700 million in unrestricted funds, so why are faculty and staff being told to accept tiny raises after years of frozen wages? What’s more,

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Jan 26 2015

You have probably all seen the recent email from the Office of Disaster Preparedness. Despite, the current Blizzard Warning declared by the National Weather Service, at this time, University Hospital intends to operate under normal conditions and require all personnel--essential

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Jan 09 2015

We'd like to take a quick moment to wish our members a Happy New Year. And with the new year... we've received yet another self congratulatory email from Vivian Fernandez announcing wage increases for the non-union staff and the Teamsters.

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Nov 13 2014

By now, you have all probably received the Rutgers Integration email from Vivian Fernandez, Rutgers Vice President for Faculty & Staff Resources, about the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding alignment of Workforce Systems and Benefits and you may have a

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Oct 17 2014

RUTGERS WORKERS NEED FAIR CONTRACTS NOW! Nearly 20,000 Rutgers employees and our unions are in negotiations with the University for a new contract. So far, management has offered no raises to staff and proposed numerous give-backs. Most contracts have already expired.

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Sep 24 2014

Contract negotiations with University Hospital and Rutgers University are now underway. This is the first time we are bargaining with our new employers since the break up of UMDNJ and a lot is at stake. We want to keep University

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Aug 28 2014

HPAE Local 5089 RNs Where: University Hospital H-level Room 342 When: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014, 12:00-2:00PM and 7:00-9:00PM On the agenda: Negotiations Internal Organizing Membership Issues Your presence is important. Please plan to attend one of the above meetings. Refreshments

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Aug 26 2014

As you may have heard, some HPAE members at University Hospital received layoff notices last week due to "budget constraints" at the Hospital. In total, ten HPAE professionals and one staff nurse were laid-off. In addition, there was approximately twenty

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Aug 14 2014

Our HPAE Local 5089 bargaining committee met with Rutgers administration this morning in New Brunswick. This is our first official bargaining session with the University since the dissolution of UMDNJ and we are looking forward to productive negotiations. Earlier this year,

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Jun 27 2014

HPAE Local 5089 and University Hospital had our regularly scheduled Labor and Management Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 10th to discuss the many concerns expressed by our members. Here are the highlights from that meeting: Observation Unit (H-Blue) The Observation

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Jun 17 2014

Taken from the Political State blog on NorthJersey.com - June 13, 2014 A bill that Democrats say would guard against “irresponsible” plans to outsource government services is heading to Governor Christie’s desk. The bill, which passed the Assembly 48-30 today, would forbid

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Jun 10 2014

Rutgers faculty and staff are uniting with students to Reclaim Rutgers. CHALLENGE management’s misplaced priorities! RESPECT our employees—no layoffs! UNITE for fair contracts! Where: Outside the Rutgers Board of Governors Meeting Old Queens/Winants Hall 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick When:

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Jun 02 2014

Some HPAE members received layoff notices last Friday, effective July 7th, as "a result of the integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ." Layoff restrictions in the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act expired on July 1st, 2014. Our HPAE

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May 30 2014

When Gov. Christie announced his illegal plan to slash pension funding, the unions representing public employees, including HPAE, vowed to sue to protect our members’ rights. Together, we are moving forward to file that suit quickly. But you can do

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May 13 2014

New Jersey is facing an $800 million budget shortfall; and the Governor wants to pay for it with your pension. New Jersey has a revenue problem but Governor Christie would rather cut payments to the pension fund and use one

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May 06 2014

Uniting around a common agenda for upcoming contract negotiations, 150 union leaders and activists representing the unionized Rutgers staff and faculty met to strategize at the Busch Campus Center in Piscataway on May 1. Working together under the banner of

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Apr 17 2014

Contract negotiations with University Hospital, Rutgers and Rowan University will begin soon. After open nominations for positions on our Local 5089 Negotiating Committees, there were no contested elections. We are therefore pleased to announce that all nominated members have been

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Apr 16 2014

Faculty, staff and students united! Attention HPAE Reps and activists: You’re invited to attend an important union coalition meeting on Thursday, May 1st, to meet our Rutgers union counterparts, and help coordinate our contract campaign goals and activities. In 2012,

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Mar 24 2014

Our Union contracts with Rutgers University and University Hospital (formerly UMDNJ) expire on September 30, 2014. We are making preparations now to negotiate the best possible contracts for our future and we need your input. You will soon receive a

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Mar 21 2014

Rutgers University has issued a statement for all UMDNJ Legacy employees to complete their I-9 forms. Members have raised concerns that completing these forms would change their start date with the University. HPAE has been assured by Labor Relations that

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Mar 18 2014

Membership meetings for Local 5089 RNs will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014, at University Hospital, H Level Conference Room (H-225), at the following times: 3 to 5 pm, 6 to 7:30 pm, and 10 to 11 pm. Agenda items

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Mar 11 2014

Union contract negotiations will begin soon. We have opened nominations for our Negotiating Committees at Rowan University, Rutgers University and University Hospital. Nomination forms and instructions were mailed to members last week and must be received by Monday, March 17.   Click

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Feb 26 2014

NJ’s largest health care union – the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) – today announced their support for Ras Baraka for Newark Mayor.  Among HPAE’s 12,000 members are more than 2000 nurses, medical researchers and other health professionals working

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Dec 19 2013

Congratulations to the newly-elected officers of Local 5089: President - Elmer Daniels; Vice Presidents - Cynthia McDougall, Cynthia Baez,Yolanda Patron, Joy Strickland, and Ann Marie Lozano; Secretary -Wendy Bobcombe; and Treasurer - Jeannie Redd.

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Dec 19 2013

Last night,  Newark’s City Council moved for first reading an ordinance that will allow all workers in Newark to earn paid sick time.  The ordinance was expected to pass on final reading; however, at the 11th hour, provisions strengthening key

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Dec 06 2013

We've received word today from the NJ Division of Pension and Benefits about a security breach at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey that affects the personal data of some members enrolled in NJ's State Health Benefits

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Nov 19 2013

Elections are currently underway for HPAE Local 5089 Officers and Representatives. Ballots were mailed to all HPAE Local 5089 members on Friday. When you receive it, we hope you take a few minutes to complete it and return it. Ballots must

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Oct 14 2013

HPAE Training for Local 5089, 5094 and 5135 Reps at University Hospital, Rutgers and Rowan is scheduled for Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at our New Brunswick office.

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Jul 01 2013

A historic bell — a gift from Col. Henry Rutgers in 1826 to the school that would take his name — will toll on Rutgers University’s Old Queens campus in New Brunswick at 9 a.m. today, marking the official beginning

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Jun 24 2013

UMDNJ Management has informed all HPAE members that effective July 1, 2013 their positions will be transferred to University Hospital, Rutgers University, or Rowan University as a result of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act passed

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May 08 2013

Last Friday, the UMDNJ United Union Coalition held what may be our last quarterly meeting with University President, Dr. Rodgers. Dr. Rodgers reported that the reorganization is on target to be implemented on July 1st and provided further details

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Mar 11 2013

UMDNJ announced their intention last week to engage a “partner” to advise University Hospital on “operations and management matters.” A Request for Proposal (RFP) for Management Services was posted on the University’s Purchasing Services website late Friday afternoon. Click here

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Thats all, folks - no more news!