Next week, the joint HPAE Local 5089 and 5135 bargaining teams will be holding additional information meetings on the main RBHS campuses and Edna Mahan UCHC location to review the terms of the new contract and to answer any questions before voting on the Tentative Agreement. A list of scheduled meetings is below. As additional meeting information is updated members will be notified. A current list can be found at www.5089ruhpae.org andwww.5135hpae.org
It took a year to reach this significant agreement but now, all Rutgers Registered Nurses will be working under one contract. This opportunity to merge the two units resulted in some significant gains and has opened the door for us to continue our fight for parity. Some highlights of the agreement include:
- Merged Agreement for all HPAE Registered Nurses
- Four-year contract – expires June 30, 2022
- Wage increases
- Professional Recognition Pilot Program
- Improvements in sick leave and bereavement leave
- A new Vision Care benefit
Members will have the opportunity to vote by-mail to ratify the new contract. The American Arbitration Association (AAA) will be conducting the vote. Expect a ballot from AAA to your home in the next 7-10 days.
RBHS New Brunswick Campus
Monday, June 24
Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ)
195 Little Albany Street
Tuesday, June 25
30 County Rd 513, Clinton, NJ 08809
185 South Orange Ave
Edna Mahan Hall
1:00 pm – 4:00pm
RBHS Piscataway Campus
Tuesday, June 25
675 Hoes Ln W, Piscataway
Dean’s Conference Room
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RBHS Newark Campus
Friday, June 28
Medical Science Building (MSB)
185 South Orange Ave MSB C680
12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Contract Ratification Vote: Voting will be conducted by the American Arbitration Association.
Voting will be by mail. Members will be mailed a ballot. More details forthcoming.
Meetings are open to members only. Membership applications will be available at meetings for non-members who wish to join. Please note, lunch will not be provided at these meetings, plan accordingly. Meeting times and locations subject to change.
Sabrina Brown Oliver, 5135
Janice Fitzgerald, 5089