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 at Rowan as well as an idea to extend our contract through 2016.
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 offer on the table.
On Monday, June 22, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss Health Care in the Newark Community. The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Victoria Theater in downtown Newark. It is free to the public and we encourage HPAE members to attend. HPAE has reserved a number of tickets, complete the form to RSVP. 
Taken from NJ.com, June 15, 2015 Rutgers University has struck its first contract with the former health care professionals at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, agreeing to raises between 7.25 and 9.5 percent over the next four years. The deal was announced last week by the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union, which has about 1,900 members ranging from pharmacists and researchers to social workers and health care case managers.