Welcome to Local 5089 Rutgers
Local 5089 Rutgers represents Registered Nurses at Rutgers, including University Correctional Health Care, CINJ and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
HPAE local 5089 Nurses Bargaining Update, Petition, and Membership Meetings – Not to Miss!
After more than a year of negotiations, the current wage proposal from management is as follows...
HPAE Local 5089 Bargaining Update April 13, 2023
Our HPAE Local 5089 Bargaining committee met with management on April 3, 2023, where we presented our most recent wage proposal...
Urgent Update for Rutgers 5089 and 5094
HPAE Solidarity with AAUP faculty strike
HPAE in Solidarity with our AAUP-AFT brothers and sisters
Please attribute the following statement to HPAE President Debbie White, RN: Although HPAE is not on strike, we support our brothers and sisters at AAUP-AFT. We have also experienced the lack of movement and stall tactics exhibited by Rutgers at
HPAE United at Rutgers for Strong Contracts Now!
Unity photos show that HPAE membership supports our HPAE Bargaining Teams and our campaign for strong contracts for all union members at Rutgers. Add your team’s unity to the wave of solidarity building across the state.
Unity Pics Gallery
Unity photos show that HPAE membership supports our HPAE Bargaining Teams and our campaign for strong contracts for all union members at Rutgers. Add your team's unity to the wave of solidarity building across the state.
Bargaining Update for Rutgers University: Wages
While this small movement shows that workers coming together to put pressure on the University does make a difference, it also shows that we will need to do much more to get the contract we all deserve.
HPAE Statement in Solidarity with the AAUP Strike Authorization Vote
Our union sisters and brothers in the AAUP held a strike authorization vote beginning on February 28 to hear if the membership of that union will authorize their bargaining team to schedule a strike if they believe it is necessary.
HPAE United at Rutgers and UH! Day of Action February 28, 2023 (Photo Gallery)
After delivering through the challenges of the last few years, we are united in our demand of Rutgers: Stop Union Busting! Hundreds of members across the state participated in a Coalition of Rutgers Unions Day of Action.
URGENT: HPAE Locals 5089 and 5094 Day of Action Moved to Virtual Platform
Due to the inclement weather and a desire to keep everyone safe, HPAE has decided to shift our Day of Action to a virtual platform instead of in-person.
The sad reality of Jonathan Holloway’s ‘beloved community’ at Rutgers | Opinion
A 2020 Rutgers magazine profile about Jonathan Holloway shares an anecdote about the advice the elder Wendell Holloway gave to his son: come from the right family, be in a solid marriage, develop a golden resume and a trove of
Join the Day of Action on February 28 in Newark or from Anywhere
Your Bargaining Team Needs Your Power Behind Them!
Rutgers Raises for Coaches Only?
In this update get the HPAE February Bargaining Snapshot and focus on the issues that matter to you most. Plan ahead to join the February 8 HPAE Contract Action Team meetings, February 9&10 Barnabas Updates , and the Coalition of
Barnabas Negotiations Update for Rutgers HPAE Locals 5089 and 5094 Members
Last week we met with Rutgers HR and administration to continue negotiations over how the affiliation with RWJ Barnabas Health affects our members.
Rutgers prioritizes union-busting and gaslighting public health care workers
While refusing to bargain with Rutgers unions for close to a year, Rutgers carried out layoffs of more than a thousand employees, stripping public employees that were already making sacrifices for the university of their jobs and health insurance ...
Rutgers Nursing Bargaining Update December 9
After months of bargaining and two months of promising to provide one, management made an initial economic proposal. It is incomplete and does not meet our needs. After that, we have had two sessions where management made no other proposals
Tomorrow is for Action: Join the HPAE Delegation!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6 at noon, join your HPAE Bargaining Teams, HPAE Contract Action Teams and Allies from across the Rutgers Coalition of Unions at a Day of Action in New Brunswick
Attention HPAE Nurses – Rutgers made its first economic proposal
After months of bargaining and two months of promising to provide one, management made an initial economic proposal. It is incomplete and does not meet our needs.
HPAE Local 5089 – bargaining, health Insurance and ways to get involved
While the HPAE bargaining teams push Rutgers to cap any healthcare costs to members through negotiations, the deadline for open enrollment is approaching.
In person Local 5094/5089 CINJ Membership Meeting: November 1, 2022 at 1 PM
In Person Meeting: Auditorium B. Please note: Masks will be required for the full meeting. No food will be provided.
HPAE to Gov. Murphy: ‘Why are You Standing on the Sidelines?’
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.
Health workers allege union-busting in Rutgers-RWJBarnabas hirings
At Rutgers University, union workers rallied Tuesday against what they say are “union-busting” actions by the state university.
Coalition of Rutgers Unions rally at CINJ against the university’s union busting
Union workers fed up with Rutgers using its partnership with Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health for union busting gathered Tuesday for a rally at Rutgers’ campus in New Brunswick.
Union Coalition Town Hall Meetings
Rutgers is in its strongest financial shape ever, so don’t believe the administration when they tell you they can't afford what we’re asking for. Join us for a virtual presentations by Howard Bunsis, an expert on higher ed finances, on
This Labor Day
Drastic premium increases – Action needed!
Your health insurance costs are going up unless we act together to stop it. We call on all HPAE negotiations unit employees to Call the Governor to say “No” to health insurance cost increases!!
Rutgers 5089 Bargaining Update, August 12, 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.
HPAE United at Rutgers Local 5089 Bargaining update – July 29, 2022
Bargaining Update for Rutgers University: July 29, 2022 and we still do not have a contract HPAE local 5089 met on 7/29/22 for our seventh session of negotiations with Rutgers University. Our contract expired July 1, 2022. It is now
Local 5089 UCHC Membership Meeting – Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 PM
Ratification if we have reached a tentative agreement, it will be presented to members for a vote or Strike Preparation if we don’t have an agreement.
HPAE United at Rutgers Local 5089 Bargaining update – July 14, 2022
Bargaining Update for Rutgers University: July 14, 2022 and we still do not have a contract HPAE local 5089 met on 7/14/22 for our sixth session of negotiations with Rutgers University. Our contract expired July 1, 2022. It is now
Rutgers 5089 Negotiations Update, June 30, 2022
HPAE local 5089 met on 6/30/22 for our fifth session of negotiations with Rutgers University. Our contract is set to expire July 1, 2022. As of July 1, 2022, our Staff Nurses and Nurse Clinicians will officially fall behind on
Join an Upcoming HPAE Unity Day!
Join members of the HPAE Bargaining Teams and Contract Action Team at a series of upcoming Unity Days at both in person and in virtual spaces beginning in July. Get Bargaining Updates, Show Solidarity, and Take Action for a strong
Rutgers 5089 Negotiations Update, June 24, 2022
HPAE Local 5089 met on 6/16/22 and 6/23/22 for our third and fourth sessions of negotiations with Rutgers University. It had been a month since our last session. We filed unfair labor charges against the University for failure to bargain
Notice of 2022 Nominations and Election of HPAE Local 5089 AFT Convention Delegates and Alternates
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5089 at this year’s AFT National Convention.
HPAE Local 5089 Bargaining Update for Rutgers University
Bargaining Update for Rutgers University: HPAE local 5089 met on 5/17/22 for our second session of negotiations with Rutgers University. Earlier last week the University attempted to propose a one-year contract extension to the Coalition of Rutgers Unions. We attempted
HPAE congratulates Newark Mayor Baraka on his re-election
Emerson, NJ—HPAE members congratulate Ras Baraka on his re-election as mayor of the great city of Newark. Mayor Baraka has been a friend and partner in the struggle to empower healthcare workers, especially at Newark’s University Hospital. HPAE members at
Rutgers Joint Negotiations Update, April 28, 2022
HPAE locals 5089 and 5094 met on 4/26/22 for our first session of negotiations with Rutgers University. We are the first individual Union to begin negotiations at the University.
Rutgers Joint Negotiations Update, April 25, 2022
The next Contract Action Team meeting is Wednesday is also April 26th and we are still recruiting membership for this team.
Local 5089 Bargaining Update, February 2, 2022
HPAE returns to the bargaining table on Friday, February 4th and is hopeful that some progress will be made.
Notice of 2021 Nominations and Election of HPAE Local 5089 Officers
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are eleven (11) local officer positions that are up for election this year as well as Representative positions.
HPAE Local 5089 & Local 5094 Membership Update and Survey
The University approached HPAE locals 5089 and 5094, and other Rutgers unions, with a proposal for a 2-year contract extension that includes a nominal wage increase.
HPAE Local 5089 & Local 5094 Membership Meetings – 11/9 and 11/11
You are invited to a Local 5094/5089 Membership meeting. When: November 9, 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) November 11, 1 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Agenda: COVID Updates/Return to the office Unemployment claims Grant funded programs Vaccine
Local 5089 HPAE Convention Delegate Announcement
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5089 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Mandatory Vaccine Update, July 30, 2021
The Coalition of Rutgers Unions (CRU) has met with Rutgers (RU) this week to negotiate over the impact of the mandatory vaccination policy. We will continue to negotiate on Monday. The CRU asked many questions, some of which RU clarified.
HPAE Local 5089 & Local 5094 Membership Update, July 29, 2021
We’ve been working on several important issues and have some updates. Be on the lookout for notices in the coming week about our next set of membership meetings.
Notice of 2021 Nominations and Election of Local 5089 HPAE Convention Delegates and Alternates
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5089 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Rutgers, unions spar over mandatory vaccines for health care workers
Rutgers Health will require its health care workers to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 moving forward, the school announced Monday, triggering a potential showdown with organized labor groups that have opposed mandatory inoculations.
Equal Rights and Equal Protections: Vote Yes on S.3810/A.5862
This legislation would enhance public sector unions' right to information under the WDEA (The Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act) and give public sector workers the same rights and protections as workers in the private sector.
Changes to Healthcare plans
Effective July 1, 2021, Rutgers employees represented by our union, and all other unions in the Coalition of Rutgers Unions (CRU), will have the chance to pay less for state health benefits by switching to the new NJ Direct Plan...
Shared Work Program and Unemployment Fraud
We wanted to provide an update on the implementation of our fiscal emergency settlement, which you can read more about here: Settlement Summary, and provide some information about next steps.
Members Overwhelmingly Vote To Approve Fiscal Emergency Tentative Agreement
The results are in! Members of HPAE Local 5089 unanimously voted to approve a tentative agreement regarding the fiscal emergency declared by management last spring. This is a strong step forward for our union!
Coalition of Rutgers Unions Fiscal Emergency Tentative Agreement Town Hall Meeting-April 1, 2021
Coalition of Rutgers Unions virtual Town Hall event will occur later today, April 1, 2021 at 5:00 PM. At the meeting, we will talk about the tentative agreement as we did at our membership meetings earlier this week, but we
HPAE Local 5089 Rutgers Membership Meeting – 3/9 at 6:00 PM
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Rutgers community protests variety of issues at U.
Members of the Rutgers community, including students, faculty, staff and New Brunswick residents, held a protest on Saturday calling on the University to reverse layoffs, implement tuition reductions amid the pandemic, stop the sale of the Lincoln Annex School ...
Join The Fight to Preserve Funding for University Hospital and Public Healthcare in NJ!
University Hospital in Newark was front and center as the premier academic medical center responding to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Unfortunately, the Revised FY2021 state budget cut funding to Charity Care and NJ’s safety net hospital, University Hospital.
University Hospital helped during COVID-19. Now, we need to support this facility.
University Hospital in Newark was front and center as the premier academic medical center responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital performed the function it always has for our state: it cared for and treated everyone who walked in through
Mayor Baraka: I strongly oppose the ‘merger’ of NJ Medical School, RWJ Medical School | Opinion
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, located in New Brunswick, and the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), located in Newark, plan to become a single medical school. It is insultingly and dishonestly being referred to as a merger by the few
Negotiations for Rutgers Reopening
Rutgers has released their “Return to Rutgers” and “Return to Research” plans, and has begun to direct a limited return to on-site staffing, including employees in research, libraries, some contracted office locations at UCHC and the Child Health Unit, and
Rutgers to lay off 62 mental health workers amid coronavirus budget crunch
Marsha Escalliere learned she would be laid off from her job as a children’s counselor at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care in Essex County about three months after her father died from the coronavirus.
Rutgers lays off mental health employees amid coronavirus pandemic
Rutgers University has laid off dozens of mental health professionals across the state — whose jobs include responding to family households amid crises — due to financial implications the university said was caused by COVID-19.
Rutgers Medical School Merger- Debbie’s letter to Gov Murphy
On behalf of the nearly 4,000 public sector members of HPAE Locals 5094 and 5089 employed by Rutgers University and University Hospital, I am writing to inform you of our concerns and opposition to the University’s actions that will result
Partnership Between NJ’s State University System, Large Private Health Network Almost Complete
In July 2017, leaders from Rutgers University and RWJBarnabas Health hosted a media event in New Brunswick to outline their plans for a potential 30-year partnership designed to beef up New Jersey’s medical education system...
CRU Update: Returning to Rutgers
On Friday, June 19th, you should have received an email from the Rutgers administration with a link to their report entitled Returning to Rutgers.
Local 5089 UCHC Teleconference Sign-up, Thursday, June 18 or Saturday, June 20
The HPAE Local 5058 Executive Board invites you to join us for a teleconference on May 18th at 8am, 4pm, 8pm.
Fiscal Emergency Declared by Rutgers
The Rutgers University administration has just notified nearly all of its unions that it is taking the first steps toward implementing a fiscal emergency, thereby jeopardizing the futures of our 20,000-plus union members, their families, and communities throughout New Jersey.
Negotiations at Rutgers – Coalition Update
You have probably heard rumors regarding layoffs and furloughs from various managers and schools that make the decision seem inevitable. You may have heard threats have been made to union leaders that Rutgers will declare a fiscal emergency and withhold
Coronavirus has killed dozens in state prisons. How N.J. failed to stop it.
The day after New Jersey lowered its flags to honor coronavirus victims in early April, a grandmother died in Belleville. She was a nurse at Northern State Prison.
A prison nurse died, and her union says N.J. fails to protect staff from coronavirus behind bars
Nurses in New Jersey prisons are working in “horrific conditions” that pose an “imminent hazard" to their health amid the coronavirus pandemic...
Union Coalition at Rutgers – Vacation Carryover
HPAE along with the Rutgers Union Coalition, have been meeting with Rutgers Administration through Labor Management meetings to address the growing concerns of negotiations unit employees regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rutgers: No Decisions About Us, Without Us
Our Coalition of Rutgers Unions, representing 20,000 unionized employees, will not allow the Rutgers administration to turn this tragedy into a disaster for the people who make Rutgers work.
HPAE Local 5089 Rutgers members: COVID-19 – Know Your Rights
HPAE, AFT and unions across the country are working to fight for safeguards to our own health and the health of our communities.
Nominations for Local 5089 Officers and Representatives are now open
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are eleven (11) local officer positions that are up for election this year as well as Representative positions.
HPAE Public Sector Union Rep Training
This training is for all HPAE Public Sector Union Reps: those that have had no training before, as well as those that have had the basic training but want to learn additional skills and refine current ones.
Registered Nurses At Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses To Vote on Joining a Union Of Health Professionals
A clear majority of Registered Nurses who provide home health care services at Robert Wood Johnson Visiting Nurses Inc. filed with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a union election to organize their union with Health Professionals and Allied
Summary of the Tentative Agreement between HPAE Locals 5089/5135 and Rutgers University
We will now have an agreement which combines 5089 and 5135 into a single Registered Nurses contract. All HPAE registered nurses will now be on the same salary scale for the first time in 10 years.
Additional Contract Review Meetings Scheduled!
The joint HPAE Local 5089 and 5135 bargaining teams will be holding additional information meetings on the main RBHS campuses and Edna Mahan UCHC location to review the terms of the new contract and to answer any questions before voting
WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT!
After a marathon session yesterday with Rutgers that ended at around 1:00am, we are pleased to announce we have a joint tentative agreement on a new contract!
HPAE Local 5089 & 5135 Rutgers Bargaining Update, June 3
We resume negotiations with Rutgers on Tuesday morning with the goal of moving our contract to a settlement.
HPAE Local 5089 & 5135 Rutgers Bargaining Update, May 22
We met with Rutgers today with the goal of moving our contract to a settlement. We have been diligently working to settle the contract that would merge our two contracts together and create one nursing bargaining unit, as it always
Local 5089 Rutgers: Contract update, March 21
Our HPAE Local 5089 Negotiating Committee met with Rutgers University for a bargaining session with Rutgers University on March 21, 2019.
Thats all, folks - no more news!
In This Local
- HPAE 5089 Nurses United for a Strong Contract - Sign the Unity Petition Here
- HPAE Strike Education Meeting Schedule
- HPAE Week of Solidarity Calendar
- Message to President Holloway from HPAE United at Rutgers
- HPAE United for a Strong Contract Now Placard
- HPAE March and April Action Calendar
- HPAE 5089 Nurses February Bargaining Snapshot
- New Hires - Welcome to HPAE local 5089 at Rutgers! Join an Upcoming HPAE Orientation
- 5094 and 5089 Rutgers Zoom Background Image
- Rutgers Health Insurance Increase Notice, September 2022
- Local 5089 Rutgers Membership Application
- UCHC Updated Rep List, May 2023
- Local 5089 Contract with Rutgers University 2018-2022
- Local 5089 By-Laws: July 12, 2019
- Master Affiliation Agreement By And Among Rutgers University, Rutgers Health Group and RWJ Barnabas Health
- Rutgers Staff Leave Donation Request Form (September 2018)
- Attorney Referral for NJ Workers Compensation
- NJDOL Division of Unemployment Insurance
- COVID Safety Checklist
- Local 5094/5089 Union Staff
- Local 5089 Officer Nomination Form
Upcoming Events for Local 5089 Rutgers
No upcoming events at this time.