Our HPAE Local 5089 bargaining committee met 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 RNs completed bargaining 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.
The committee will be submitting our initial proposals. We are working in coalition with our HPAE sister unions at the University and the broader Coalition of Rutgers Unions to coordinate our contract campaigns and win the best contract possible.
Our next session with Rutgers is scheduled for September 18. We will discuss bargaining priorities, proposals and membership mobilization activities at upcoming membership meetings.
On behalf of our Negotiating Committee,
Ann Marie Lozano
Vice President Local 5089