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 an attempt to better understand the nature of the threats and to ensure that proper response protocols were followed.
For immediate release: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - A citation has been issued against University Hospital in Newark by the New Jersey Office of Public Employees' Occupational Safety and Health (PEOSH) involving an incident where nurses and other hospital employees were required to care for a patient with Lassa Fever without adequate training and proper protective equipment.
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 time. Every year, the State Health Benefits Plan Design Committee (PDC), a joint committee of labor and management representatives, reviews the plans that are offered to the hundreds of thousands of participants.
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 position was made after recently elected Co-secretary, Chariza Endralin, tendered her resignation due to unforeseen circumstances. Vincent will complete the remainder of the unexpired two year term.
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.