Tentative Agreement Reached! (membership meetings listed here)

Your HPAE Local 5094 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering Professional Staff. After a long struggle and membership action, we protected the standards we’ve worked long to achieve and made a number of significant improvements. Some highlights of the agreement include:

  • Four year contract – expires June 30, 2022
  • Wage increases retroactive to July 1, 2018 and again July 1st of each Fiscal Year
  • Two step increases with lump sum payments to those on the top step.
  • Greater increases for lower salaries – up to 13.1% – better than the pattern for most members
  • Additional sick days and bereavement days.
  • Improved seniority provisions and layoff rights
  • A new Vision Care benefit
  • Expansion of tuition remission at Rutgers to staff in addition to dependents
  • Commitment to joint union negotiations over reducing health care costs and the effects of the RWJBarnabas affiliation

Members will have the opportunity to vote to ratify the new contract. Sign up for membership HERE. We’ve scheduled a series of informational meetings on each of the main RBHS campuses to review the terms of the new contract and answer any questions you have before the vote. A full summary of the agreement will be available at the membership meetings and posted on our website next week. We are also scheduling a “tele-town hall” conference call for members who do not work on one of the main RBHS campuses.

Membership Meetings and Contract Review

Voting will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association. Voting will be by phone and internet. Members will be mailed a sample ballot and a unique pin. More details forthcoming.

RBHS Newark Campus

Tuesday, June 11
Medical Science Building (MSB)
185 S. Orange Ave, Newark
Lecture Hall B554
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Monday, June 10
International Center for
Public Health (ICPH)

225 Warren St, Newark
Training Room 140B
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

RBHS New Brunswick Campus

Thursday, June 6
Cancer Institute
of New Jersey (CINJ)

195 Little Albany St
New Brunswick
Auditorium A
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Date TBD
Liberty Plaza

335 George St, New Brunswick
Training Room B
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

RBHS Piscataway Campus

TBD
UBHC Centennial
151 Centennial Ave, Piscataway

Tuesday, June 4
University Behavioral
Health Care (UBHC)

671 Hoes Ln W, Piscataway
Room D203
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

South Jersey Meeting – TBD

TBD
Tele-Town Hall

We’ll call you. Details forthcoming

Wednesday, June 12 – Friday, June 14
Contract Ratification Vote

In Solidarity,

HPAE 5094 Negotiations Committee

Tom Murphy, Co-President
Justin O’Hea, Co-President

Mendes Toussaint, Mary Doran, Phil Wilson, Alicia Rivera, Ryan Novosielski, Claude Monken, Antoinette Johnson, Ana Delgado, Lisa Adams, Annette Werts & Beverly Fraietta