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At a rally this afternoon, HPAE members and labor allies railed against union busting by Rutgers for turning public union jobs over to a private corporation.
At Rutgers University, union workers rallied Tuesday against what they say are “union-busting” actions by the state university.
The unions that represent tens of thousands of New Jersey’s essential workers, who put their lives at risk during the pandemic, failed to convince Trenton’s Democratic legislative leaders that their members were worthy of $100 million in hazard pay.
HPAE nurses and healthcare workers argued for... Gov. Phil Murphy and state legislators to adequately fund the operation of New Jersey’s only public hospital by raising the annual budget allocation for University Hospital in Newark to $151.1 million.
Advocates are pushing for New Jersey’s only public hospital to receive some healthcare of its own.
While New Jersey lawmakers decide how to spend billions in unanticipated revenue, they are facing a growing push to fund major improvements at Newark’s University Hospital, the state’s only public acute-care facility.
Union urges state to fund a new medical campus and increase annual operations budget for the state’s only public hospital.
University Hospital in Newark is the only state-owned hospital in New Jersey and against all odds, it has grown to become New Jersey’s premier medical teaching and research hospital, flourishing despite chronic lack of support from its owner.
Many hospital emergency rooms are crowded on the weekends. But at University Hospital in Newark, Mondays can also get so overwhelming at the state’s only public hospital, that the ER staff calls it: “Medical Mondays.”
We applaud the administration for their announcement on April 14, alongside University Hospital CEO Dr. Shereef Elnahal, Essex County and Newark political leaders, to dedicate resources in the state budget to invest in a new building for the state’s only public hospital.
Recently, The Sopranos prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” was being filmed in the city that bears its name. The movie takes place around the time of the 1967 Newark Uprising.
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- A Letter To The Newark Community: The Future of University Hospital
- HPAE Position Paper: Fulfilling the Historic Charge of University Hospital in Newark
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