Health workers allege union-busting in Rutgers-RWJBarnabas hirings
Taken from NJSpotlight
By Briana Vannozzi
October 11, 2022
At Rutgers University, union workers rallied Tuesday against what they say are “union-busting” actions by the state university. A group of unions representing doctors, nurses and other workers employed by Rutgers allege that since the school partnered with the private health care company RWJBarnabas Health four years ago, the university has been shifting union jobs to its private partner, a nonunion workforce.
In a statement, Rutgers said the school committed that employees wouldn’t be transferred to RWJBarnabas Health but the university “cannot speak to the number of people hired by RWJBH, as we have no control over that; we are separate organizations, and we are not privy to such information.”
RWJBarnabas Health is an underwriter of NJ Spotlight News. We reached out for comment, but didn’t get a response in time for this broadcast.