2023 is for Action: Bargaining Issues Snapshot, Campaign Actions, and More!
In this update: a snapshot on bargaining priorities, an invitation to the upcoming HPAE Bargaining Caucus, first look at the upcoming Coalition of Rutgers Unions’ Day of Action plus we welcome a new member to the HPAE Staff Team.
The Local is gearing up for a big start to 2023 demonstrating the level of power needed to win a contract we can all be proud to enforce.
Click here to see the latest bargaining snapshot to frame where the union’s and employer’s proposals are on membership identified priorities. Every action you take now and in the coming weeks to support your contract campaign will directly affect how strong the contract we agree to will be. Support the team at the table by joining bargaining caucus on January 19. Talk with coworkers about the issues that matter to you most and what coworkers can do to show support. Show up to the February 28 Day of Action in person or through coordinated demonstrations of solidarity and lend your power to the fight for a strong contract for all. Not sure where to begin? Connect with an HPAE Rep, HPAE Staff Rep or Organizer and get the support you need.
General Membership Meeting Today, January 17 at 12pm
Because this contract will not win itself: Stay informed and fight on!
Join Today’s General Membership Meeting. Bring your paystub to discuss the issue of healthcare costs and ways the union plans to face it in bargaining, get the latest update from the bargaining table, hear about upcoming campaign events and actions all to support winning a strong contract that includes the priorities of the membership. Register through the link below.
Tuesday, January 17 at 12:00 PM
Register in advance for these meetings. Please do so at least one hour before the meeting so that we have time to approve your registration and to ensure you will be able to attend.
After registering, you will receive a registration confirmation e-mail. If you do not receive the confirmation email, check your junk mail or that you have not misspelled your e-mail address when you registered. After your membership status has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing sign-in details for joining the meeting.
You must be a member in good standing to attend. If you’re not a member, you can sign up for membership online here.
Join the Union’s Caucus on January 19 at 9am
Meet with your bargaining team and discuss the day’s plan for negotiations, proposals, and bargaining priorities. The power of member participation cannot be overstated. Join on break time or time off and have your voice heard. Click here to attend.
Plan to join the HPAE Bargaining Team and the HPAE Contract Action Team at the Upcoming Coalition of Rutgers Unions Day of Action: Tuesday, February 28 at 12pm in Newark and other locations across New Jersey.
Your Bargaining Team Needs You.
In Newark Converge at 12pm at the Paul Robeson Student Center
350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Newark NJ 07102
Join the Action! Rally as part of our coalition. Hear from coalition speakers including HPAE Officers and Bargaining Team Members about the fight at hand for a strong contract for all. Join as a community of coworkers as we take our fight to the Board of Governors meeting in Newark and locations around the state. Members can join during breaks or on time off. Consider taking time off that day or if you need a ride from your worksite for yourself or your team to join on a lunch break, contact HPAE Organizer, Suzanne Collado at SCollado@hpae.org to secure a ride for the action. Let the team know that you plan to participate by clicking here.
New HPAE Staff Rep: Welcome to the team Vicki Fleck!
The Local is happy to welcome the newest member of our HPAE Staff Team, Vicki Fleck to our community. Vicki comes to us with extensive experience in the Labor Movement and is enthusiastic about connecting with the members of our union as she begins in her new role. She will contact Unit Reps and membership in the coming weeks to make introductions. Feel encouraged to reach her with any issue you are facing at VFleck@hpae.org.
Not sure who your HPAE Staff Rep is? No problem. Reach any of the staff on the team with your question and you will be supported and connected to the best person to assist you based on what you are experiencing.
Solidarity Wins! Show your Union Pride with the Unity Support Zoom Background.
Our unity is clear, download this HPAE Bargaining Petition Zoom Background to show your support for the team at the table and the campaign of coworkers to win all the improvements we earned and deserve. Solidarity Wins!
Justin O’Hea and Ryan Novosielski
HPAE 5094 Co-Presidents