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 and registered nurses and will merge the contracts into a single document. Additionally, we reached agreements for a global name change (replacing UMDNJ with Rowan) and ensuring our seniority status based on UMDNJ hire dates. Both are still pending signatures.
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 July 22. Click here to download and print the nomination form and list of open positions.
After our previous email to you on June 24th, management has further clarified the schedule of our upcoming salary increases:
As previously reported, our lump sum retroactive payment of $870 will be included in our July 2nd paycheck (this amount will be pro-rated for part-time employees).
The $1160 increase to our base salaries will be reflected in our July 17th paycheck--not July 2nd as previously reported.
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.