This Labor Day, we are reminded that our strength lies in our Unity. Wishing you a Happy Labor Day, Stand United.
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka and other critics of Rutgers University’s recent decision to merge its two medical school campuses are alarmed at what the move could mean for the future of Newark’s University Hospital, a critical lifeline to the area’s
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) did not flinch from the scope of challenges facing University Hospital in Newark and the need for critical upgrades and outright replacement of parts of the infrastructure in its study of a Master
Today, the Rutgers Board of Governors voted to merge the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick with the New Jersey Medical School in Newark.
New Jersey lawmakers agreed to boost funding by about $35 million for University Hospital in Newark as part of the last-minute budget negotiations that added more than a billion dollars to the proposed state spending plan for the fiscal year
HPAE members at Rutgers are fighting hard for strong contracts as are the residents of SEIU-CIR who while employed by Rutgers, are vital clinical team members to our rank and file here at University Hospital.
Join the upcoming HPAE Day of Action and Stand in Solidarity with our fellow members at Rutgers University on Tuesday, April 4, at 12pm in Newark or virtually from anywhere.
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.
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.
A new conceptual plan was unveiled at a recent University Hospital board of directors meeting. Created by the global architecture firm Gensler, the master plan draft envisions a sprawling campus enclosed by modern glass walls and open spaces ...
The special open enrollment period to make changes to your State Health Benefit Program (SHBP) begins Monday, December 12th through Tuesday, December 20th.
HPAE has been able to come to a negotiated agreement with the State and University Hospital to successfully attain the approval from the New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits (NJDPB) to provide an employee contribution decrease if...
Open enrollment for healthcare plans under the State Health Benefit Program is scheduled to begin October 1, 2022. We wanted to take this time to explain the changes to the healthcare plans for the State Benefit Program.
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!!
We urge the Governor to designated funds to provide Hazard Pay for our healthcare workforce, who must remain at work, facing life threatening risks and continue to provide safe care for their patients.
The state budget Gov. Phil Murphy signed on June 30 dedicates $50 million toward a new University Hospital in Newark, the only public hospital in New Jersey. That may sound like a lot of money. But not to the union representing 1,400 nurses
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.
The Hospital approached your local leadership earlier this week proposing to observe Juneteenth starting in 2023, but only in exchange for giving up the current Good Friday holiday.
HPAE was recently notified that the negotiated wage increase for University Hospital members has been delayed and are tentatively scheduled to take effect within the next 2 pay cycles or by 6/24/2022.
HPAE was recently notified that the negotiated wage increase for University Hospital members is scheduled to take effect in the 5/27/2022 pay cycle.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5094 at this year’s AFT National Convention. This year’s convention will be held at Boston Convention Center and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts, July 12th – 17th,
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 proposals FINAL 4.26.22
The HPAE Local 5094 Negotiating Committee is pleased to announce that our contract has been ratified with 94% approval – 154 members voting yes, 8 members voting no, and 2 blank ballots.
The HPAE Local 5094 Negotiating Committee encourages every member to participate in the upcoming vote to ratify the tentative terms of the new Agreement.
Dr. Shereef Elnahal, CEO of University Hospital in Newark and a former commissioner of the state Department of Health, was nominated by President Joe Biden Wednesday to serve as Under Secretary for Health at the Veterans Health Administration.
HPAE Locals 5089 and 5094—representing nurses and professional staff at University Hospital—have reached tentative agreements that will help recruit and retain staff.
Our University Hospital negotiating committee is proud to share that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Hospital!
HPAE met with the Hospital on February 25th and was able to make some progress with a few non-economic proposals. The Hospital agreed to language that would protect members from being forced to work overtime shifts which is important for
HPAE met with the Hospital on February 17th and reached several tentative agreements. First, performance evaluations will have a reduced penalty should a member receive a poor rating for their annual evaluation.
We met with the Hospital for another negotiations session, however there was little to no progress made. Management began the session with denials of a need for language prohibiting managers from using mandatory overtime as a staffing tool, citing that
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members will serve as delegates for HPAE Local 5094 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that the following members have been elected as officers and unit representatives for Local 5094.
While HPAE continues to bargain with the Hospital regarding the impact of this mandate on our membership, it is imperative that our members either schedule their vaccination appointment or apply for either a religious or medical exemption.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5094 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
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.
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.
The Newark hospital is said to need a slew of modern upgrades, and it’s getting backing from politicians and health care leaders
With recent headlines highlighting racial and ethnic differences in outcomes from the coronavirus pandemic, awareness is rising about the impact healthcare inequities, racial discrimination, disparate opportunities and limited access have on minority populations.
HPAE will be holding membership meetings on Wednesday, March 24th at 12 PM and 7 PM via WebEx.
After years of underfunding, we applaud Governor Murphy and Treasurer Muoio for taking strides to invest in NJ's public health infrastructure. Our state can no longer afford to neglect infectious disease prevention programs.
A total of 67 nurses employed by Rutgers University who were assigned to local child welfare offices and kept tabs on each foster child’s physical and mental health, are out of a job after Nov. 6.
Healthcare workers across NJ have responded to the call, providing patient care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, now essential workers providing support medical services to foster children are facing layoffs.
University Hospital in Newark – the only state-owned hospital and one of three Level One trauma centers in New Jersey – said Tuesday it finalized a contract deal with nine separate unions representing a combined 3,300 employees.
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 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
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
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
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...
Join us as we unite our forces to demand that Congress do everything in their power to protect everyone's health, without exception, during Covid and beyond.
HPAE, AFT and unions across the country are working to fight for safeguards to our own health and the health of our communities.
A controversial proposal to merge the two Rutgers University medical schools into a single entity spread over two cities 30 miles apart may be gaining momentum, despite concerns among some faculty and staff about the process and potential risks involved.
Merging Rutgers’ medical schools under one umbrella entity with two separate campuses could yield an institution with one of America’s largest classes, boost research-dollar rankings, improve student education opportunities and expand patient access to clinical trials.
As the only public acute-care hospital in New Jersey, and one of three Level One trauma centers in the state, University Hospital (UH) has the monumental task of addressing the public health needs of the greater Newark community.
On Monday, January 27, 2020, the tentative agreement reached between the HPAE Local 5094 Negotiation Committee and UH was ratified by an overwhelming majority of members.
The Local 5094 Nomination and Election Committee has completed Local 5094 Special Officer Elections. The election was uncontested and the committee cast one vote on behalf of the candidate.
On Monday, January 6, 2020, the HPAE Local 5094 Negotiation Committee was able to reach a tentative agreement with University Hospital for a new contract with significant gains after bargaining for over a year.
On Tuesday, December 17th, we met with management for our most productive bargaining session to date as we were able to reach agreements on many of the non-economic proposals that had been outstanding.
On a Thursday morning this past April, 61-year-old Darryl Young was lying unconscious in the eighth-floor intensive care unit of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
We met with management for another bargaining session today which was somewhat productive as we were able to reach a few tentative agreements that are intended to clarify resignation and seniority language for our members.
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.
HPAE President, Debbie White, spoke with Larry Mendte on Jersey Matters to talk about the need to invest in NJ's only public hospital, University Hospital, a level one trauma center and safety net in Newark.
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.
The Local 5094 Nomination and Election Committee has completed Local 5094 Officer Elections. Candidates will officially take office September 1, 2019. Congratulations to all the winners.
On behalf of the 13,000 nurses and health professionals represented by HPAE, we applaud Governor Phil Murphy’s appointment of Judith Persichilli, BSN, RN as the next Commissioner of Health for the State of New Jersey – the first nurse to
Management once again rejected all our proposals to date.
I want to speak today to the impact this budget has on University Hospital, health care quality and access, the Department of Health and enforcement of patient safety laws, the opioid crisis, maternity and infant mortality, and public workers’
Rutgers has signed over its health care operations to RWJBarnabas Health and now RWJBarnabas will be making decisions about the healthcare services you will receive.
Once again, management rejected every proposal that we made in the last session, including language on Hostile Work Environment. Their position is that the current policies and systems that the hospital has are working fine.
On February 4th 2019, we met with UH management and exchanged several proposals and responses.
University Hospital is the only public acute care hospital in the state and one of three level 1 trauma centers in New Jersey. It is also the premier research and teaching hospital for the state.
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In This Local
- New Jersey Economic Development Authority: University Hospital Study
- New Hires - Welcome to HPAE local 5094 at University Hospital! Join an Upcoming HPAE Orientation
- Safe Staffing. It Can Save Lives.
- Local 5094 Collective Negotiations Agreement with University Hospital (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2024)
- UH Press Release on New Strategic Plan
- Local 5094 Officers & Committee Chairs
- Local 5094 Union Reps - University Hospital
- Local 5094/5089 Union Staff
- Local 5094 UH Unsafe Staffing Form
- Local 5094 UH Membership Application
- R-Health: a new program for NJ State Health Benefits Program (SHBP)
- Rutgers Staff Leave Donation Request Form (September 2018)
- COVID Safety Checklist
- Local 5094 Constitution and Bylaws
- Attorney Referral for NJ Workers Compensation
- Local 5094 Local Officer Nomination Form (2023)
Upcoming Events for Local 5094 University Hospital
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