We still do not have a contract
HPAE local 5094 met on 7/19/22 for our seventh session of negotiations with Rutgers University. Our contract expired July 1, 2022.
It is now more important than ever to get involved and support your negotiations team. We need to you to collectively show Rutgers you stand behind our team. Click the link to sign the petition and show solidarity with your negotiations team.
The University informed us they did not have any additional responses for us at this session. We previously met with the University on Friday.
Our team was able to use this additional time to work on outstanding proposals for State of Emergency, Health and Safety, and Telework. As the University recently released their Future of Work report, our bargaining unit was introduced to the new policy and procedures for requesting telework.
We used the negotiations as an opportunity to address the parking pass issue with our new OIT group. Currently, our new OIT negotiations unit employees have struggled to renew their parking passes, as their status has been classified as RBHS preventing them from securing a parking pass to come to work.
We held membership meetings this week to pull our membership together to learn about all our departments and the ways that weather emergencies, COVID, telework, and general health and safety affect our working environments. We will be taking all that feedback and incorporating it into the proposals for our next session.
Our next virtual session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26 at 1pm. We continue to have a strong showing from our general membership, and we encourage everyone to continue to attend when possible. We are meeting as a caucus prior to the session at 12:30pm and are inviting all members in good standing to attend. Please register for the pre-meeting at this link.
You should not be on work time during your attendance at the session. We are asking for a commitment of 1 hour to show Rutgers we stand behind our committee in solidarity. You can use either your personal or Rutgers device to log into the sessions.
HPAE 5094 Negotiations Committee – Justin O’Hea, Ryan Novosielski, Ana Delgado, Philip Wilson, Fatima Meadows, Jennifer Hunt, Kerry Butch, Christina Rozario, Dana LaClair, Charles Jackson, Saleena Ghanny, Susan Fenker, Robin Covington, Isabel Arroyo, and Mayra Barreto