Welcome to Local 5094

Local 5094 represents Professional Staff at Rutgers University's Biomedical and Health Science's division, University Hospital, and Rowan University.

News

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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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 5094 Election Results
Aug 31 2017

The official results of the HPAE Local 5094 Officer and Rep Election have been tabulated by our Nomination and Election Committee and were certified by the committee on August 31.

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HPAE Local 5094 Election is Underway
Aug 11 2017

Nominations for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives are closed and our election is now underway. Based on all the nominations received, the only contested position this year is for the Co-President assigned to the Rutgers-RBHS New Brunswick, Piscataway, Stratford

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HPAE Local 5094 Nomination of Union Officers and Reps
Jul 18 2017

In accordance with our union Constitution and By-Laws, the Local 5094 Nominations and Elections Committee is currently accepting nominations for seven officer positions and sixty-five union representatives at Rowan, Rutgers and University Hospital.

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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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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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HPAE 5094 University Hospital Contract Update – April 8
Apr 08 2016

On Monday, April 5th, we had our latest negotiation session with UH management. Management presented us with a revised “Inclement Weather Policy” which would greatly reduce the amount of pay and/or comp time that workers would get during such an

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Rutgers FXB Child Health Unit Workplace Safety
Dec 23 2015

Last week, threats of violence were called into several DCF offices throughout the state. Your Local 5094 leadership takes these threats seriously and we have been in contact with our Reps and Liaisons, CHU Administration, and CWA in an attempt

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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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Pack the UH Board Meeting, Contract Now!
Nov 04 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, 205

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Oct 12 2015

Last week, threats of violence were called in to several DCF offices throughout the state. Your Local 5094 leadership takes these threats seriously and we have been in contact with our Reps and Liaisons, CHU Administration, and CWA in

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Oct 02 2015

At our September meeting, the HPAE Local 5094 Executive Board voted to appoint Vincent Muse to serve as union Co-secretary, with responsibility for work-sites at Rutgers Piscataway, New Brunswick, and Stratford, as well as Rowan University. The appointment to fill the

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Aug 21 2015

Elections for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives have been underway for a week now. Some members have reported not yet receiving their ballot in the mail. If you did not receive a ballot, please contact HPAE Staff Rep, Jeffrey

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Aug 14 2015

Elections are currently underway for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives. Ballots were mailed to members on Thursday, August 13th. We hope you take a few minutes to complete it and return it. Ballots must be returned by 10:00 am

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Aug 11 2015

We are sorry but registrtation for this event has been closed. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Munck at cmunck@hpae.org. Join HPAE Local 5094 and the AFT-Rutgers Union Coalition for our Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 7,

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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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Jul 27 2015

In accordance with our union Constitution and By-Laws, the HPAE Local 5094 Nominations and Elections Committee is currently accepting nominations for seven local union officer positions and sixty-five union representatives at Rowan, Rutgers and University Hospital. Nomination forms were mailed to members on

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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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Jun 19 2015

On Thursday, June 18, we had our latest negotiation session with UH management. While we were able to agree on a handful of new tentative agreements (e.g., continuing education, labor management and direct deposit), management still has no economic

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Jun 13 2015

On Friday, June 12th, after three days of voting, the members of HPAE Local 5094 voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify our new contract with Rutgers University. This is the first contract we've negotiated with the University since the merger with

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Jun 09 2015

The HPAE Local 5094 Rutgers Contract Ratification Vote begins Wednesday June 10, 2015. You have the opportunity to accept or reject the tentative agreement your negotiating committee reached with Rutgers management. Voting is open from 12:00 am Wednesday, June 10th through

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Jun 08 2015

Join us on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 pm for a tele-town hall conference call to review our tentative agreement with Rutgers University before our upcoming contract ratification vote. If you are a member of Local 5094, you should receive a

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Jun 02 2015

Your HPAE Local 5094 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering UMDNJ “Legacy” Professionals. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers. We protected the standards we’ve worked long to

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May 29 2015

After two more long days of negotiations, your HPAE Local 5094 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering UMDNJ “Legacy” Professionals. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers. We

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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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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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Feb 10 2015

Contract negotiations with Rutgers' administration have been underway for nearly six months. We are still far apart on wages and the administration continues to reject proposals to provide us the same tuition remission and parking benefits as our Rutgers Legacy

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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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Dec 18 2014

You are probably aware, the Teamsters union has recently reached an agreement with Rutgers for a four year contract that includes wage increases of 2.0% for the first three years and 2.25% for the final year as well as some

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Dec 01 2014

Based on communication we received from CWA this afternoon, we understand that our brothers and sisters in the DCP&P Local offices have postponed their planned job action due to the State conceding to demands for enhanced security. Faced with the

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Nov 30 2014

By now, you are likely already aware of the life-threatening attack in November on a DCF worker at the Camden office of the Division of Children Protection and Permanency. Be advised that State workers, represented by their union, CWA, have informed

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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 21 2014

We held our third negotiations session with Rutgers management on October 7th. Here's how things stand: We want fair wages: Our initial proposals call for an average of 6% annual raises through a combination of across the board increases and step

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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 25 2014

The latest issue of the Local 5094 newsletter, Proactive, is now available to members. This issue has articles on the current contract negotiations, Rutgers’ travel policy, and public employee issues. Click Here to Read the Latest Issue of Proactive

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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 29 2014

On August 19, 2014 our HPAE – Rowan/SOM Labor Management Committee met with management from the University for our first Labor Management meeting since the dissolution of UMDNJ. Present from the Union:Tammy DelleFave, Lori Galiano, Mary Kosciuk and HPAE Staff

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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 12 2014

Our HPAE Local 5094 bargaining committee is meeting 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

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Aug 11 2014

Union Brothers and Sisters! Join HPAE and AFT-Rutgers for our Labor Day Picnic Monday, September 1, 2014. Where: Rutgers Gardens/Log Cabin Pavilion,112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ When: Monday, September 1, 2014, From 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Rain or Shine)

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Jun 20 2014

In a first public action signaling a strong union coalition at the newly organized Rutgers, more than 200 union members rallied for fair contracts and respect for workers outside the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting in New Brunswick on June

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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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May 03 2014

There wil be membership meetings for Local 5094 members on the Newark campus next Thursday, May 8. The meetings will be held at the Medical Science Building, Lecture Hall B-556, 12 Noon to 1 pm and 1 pm to 2

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Apr 22 2014

The spring edition of the local 5094 newsletter is now available. In it, you will find news about the upcoming September contract negotiations and an updated list of the Rowan University, Rutgers University and University Hospital negotiating committee.

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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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Apr 09 2014

This Thursday, April 10th, we’re encouraging our members to join our coalition partners at Rutgers University for an eye opening event, titled “Open the Books!” about the University’s finances.  As we head into contract negotiations with Rutgers for the first

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Mar 31 2014

On Friday, March 7th, your labor management team met with UH Labor Relations. Many issues were discussed, but the following issues were addressed: Inclement Weather, Health and Safety, ID Badges, and PERS/ABP. Inclement Weather:  Since the reorganization, University Hospital has

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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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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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Feb 11 2014

  Our Union contracts with Rowan, Rutgers 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, so please fill out

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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 12 2013

Edgar Aracena, our HPAE staff Rep for the Rutgers RBHS FXB Child Health Units and UCHC units, has resigned from HPAE. We wish him the best in his new endeavors. We are currently interviewing to fill the position. In the

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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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Oct 14 2013

The HPAE Local 5094 Election Committee has confirmed the results of our recent Union Election. We'd like to congratulate all the new Reps who will be serving for their first time and welcome back those Reps who have been elected

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Oct 14 2013

Elections are currently underway for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives. By now all members should have received a ballot from HPAE. We hope you take a few minutes to complete it and return it. Ballots must be returned by

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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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