Local 5094 Updates

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 Rep, Christine Munck. Present for management: Ken Kuerzi and Henry Oh from Labor Relations and Josh Lubin, COO-SOM and James Lovegrove, Facilities.
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 Teamsters and at least one CWA supervisor laid-off. At this time, management has not informed us of any additional anticipated layoffs. Know your rights: Our HPAE union contract provides layoff rights.
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 year, HPAE members completed over 1,000 surveys at Rutgers indicating our priorities for a new contract. Top of the list are job security, fair wages and parity including tuition remission and cost of parking.
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) Enjoy food, music, games, nature, solidarity. Attendance is free for all union members and up to 3 family members. You will be issued a ticket for each registered guest. Please provide a breakdown of adults and children (age 12 or under).
On July 1st, due to changes imposed by Governor Christie and the New Jersey State Legislature in 2011, most public employees participating in the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) will have to pay a higher rate towards the cost of their health insurance premium. The percentage rates are based on salary tiers and level of health insurance coverage and have been phased in over the past four years. Click here to view the plan rates for 2014.