In this Update: HPAE 5094 to Holloway – We Don’t Feel Like Your Beloved Community,
a Printer-Friendly Bargaining Snapshot, an Invite to the February 2nd Union Bargaining Caucus,
Dates for 2023 Orientation Sessions, and More!
Rutgers Prioritizes Union-Busting and Gaslighting Public
By Justin O’Hea, Star- Ledger Guest Columnist, HPAE local 5094
Upon arrival as Rutgers President in late 2019, Jonathan Holloway
called (via video) Rutgers workers his “beloved community.”
Then, the coronavirus pandemic struck. Rutgers activated a
“fiscal emergency” in 2020 because of a projected $134 million deficit…Read the Full Star-Ledger Column here.
Get the Whole Picture with the HPAE 5094 January Bargaining
With contract negotiations underway, the HPAE Bargaining Team
stands strong to deliver the priorities of the union’s membership. Focus on the
issues that matter to you most with this printer-friendly January Bargaining
Snapshot. Be informed about your negotiations. Talk with coworkers about the
issues that matter to you most and how you can demonstrate unity to bring
home a victory for everyone. Knowledge is power. Download the snapshot here.
Join the Bargaining Team in the Union’s Caucus on February 2nd
HPAE 5094 returns to negotiations on Thursday, February 2nd and you are invited to
join the Union’s caucus. Meet and discuss proposals with your bargaining team.
See firsthand what the collective bargaining process is about. All members in
good standing are welcome to participate in the caucus outside of work time.
Join on a break or on time off and participate in democratic union life. The Union Caucus begins at 9am on Thursday, February 2nd. Click here to register.
Plan Ahead! Join the February 28 Coalition of Rutgers Unions Day
The next coalition Day of Action will take place on February 28 in
Newark at the Paul Robeson Student Center and locations across the state as we
take the struggle for a strong union contract with Rutgers to the Board of
Governors at the end of February.
Plan ahead to be part of the HPAE Delegation. Your participation
demonstrates the unity of the membership behind the membership’s proposals and
the member-elected bargaining team. Talk with coworkers about how your team
will be represented at the action. Consider taking time off so you can be
there. Tell the team you plan to participate here.
Show Your Union Pride with the HPAE Petition Support Background
Say it all without saying a word. Let the power of the collective
stand behind you in virtual meetings as a sign of your commitment to a strong
contract with Rutgers. Download the zoom background here.
Join the HPAE 5094 Membership Committee in an Upcoming Orientation or Re-Orientation
Missed your Union Orientation? Want to get re-oriented to our
union and how to make the most of it? In touch with non-members who you want to
invite to a first union meeting?
Choose from any of the 2023 virtual sessions hosted by the HPAE 5094 Membership Committee through this link. These sessions are open to all HPAE bargaining unit members regardless of membership status.
Ryan Novosielski & Justin O’Hea
Co-Presidents of HPAE 5094