Welcome to Local 5135

HPAE Local 5135 represents Registered Nurses at Rutgers University Correctional Health Care Medical Health Division (formerly part of UMDNJ) working in the Department of Corrections and Juvenile Justice facilities throughout New Jersey.

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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HPAE Local 5135 UCHC contract update, May 18
May 18 2018

On Wednesday, May 16th, we had our third negotiations session with Rutgers/UCHC. Management responded to the proposals we had presented at our last session on April 30th and presented us with two counterproposals.

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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 5135 Rutgers Wage Increase
Nov 23 2016

By now, you should have received your HPAE Local 5135 negotiated wage increase. The increase was initially delayed due to the Rutgers payroll migration. The University has now informed us that the raise was included in the November 18th paycheck

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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 Local 5135 Wage Increase Issues at Rutgers
Apr 06 2016

We have been getting calls from members concerning problems with the retro pay from the October 2014 wage increase. If you have discovered a discrepancy in your April 8th check contact your HPAE Staff Representative.

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HPAE 5135 members vote to approve new Rutgers contract
Dec 14 2015

On Wednesday, December 9th, after five days of voting, the members of HPAE Local 5135 voted by an overwhelming majority of 97% 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 Local 5135 Contract Ratification Vote Instructions
Dec 04 2015

The HPAE Local 5135 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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Local 5135 Upcoming Meetings and Contract Ratification Vote
Nov 30 2015

Your HPAE Local 5135 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering UCHC Medical Health Registered Nurses. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers. We protected the standards we've worked

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We have a Tentative Agreement at Rutgers!
Nov 25 2015

We are pleased to announce that your HPAE Local 5135 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering UCHC Medical Health Registered Nurses. This is our first contract since the merger with

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Nov 24 2015

We are pleased to announce that your HPAE Local 5135 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering UCHC Medical Health Registered Nurses.

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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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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 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 26 2014

On November 6th, we had our fourth bargaining session with management. After cancelling our session scheduled for late October, management came back to the table and gave us their first economic proposal: 1% a year for four years and an

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Nov 26 2014

On November 6th, we had our fourth bargaining session with management. After cancelling our session scheduled for late October, management came back to the table and gave us their first economic proposal: 1% a year for four years and an

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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 30 2014

Join us on Saturday November 8th or November 15th in New Brunswick for Education Day and Local 5135 Membership meetings. Schedule Registration: 9:00 am - 9:45 am Workshops: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Protecting Your Professional License: What’s Documentation Got to Do with It?

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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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Aug 14 2014

Our HPAE Local 5135 bargaining committee is meeting with Rutgers administration this afternoon 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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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 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 01 2014

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

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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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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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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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Thats all, folks - no more news!