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
Since July 23, HPAE has been working with our UBHC membership regarding layoff notices issued by Rutgers University. These layoff notices are to take effect on August 22nd, leaving our hardworking healthcare co-workers without a full time job, health insurance,
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
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
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 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.
On July 23, HPAE was notified by members of our Union of the University’s intent to begin layoffs for UBHC “as the result of the unprecedented COVID-19 public health crisis which has resulted in a fiscal crisis emergency.” As
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...
On Friday, June 19th, you should have received an email from the Rutgers administration with a link to their report entitled Returning to 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.
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.
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
Nurses in New Jersey prisons are working in “horrific conditions” that pose an “imminent hazard" to their health amid the coronavirus pandemic...
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, 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.
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.
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.
On Friday July 12th, members of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees, AFT (HPAE) overwhelmingly ratified a four-year agreement covering 600 registered nurses at Rutgers University.
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.
The Nominations and Election Committee announces that there are seven local officer positions and 65 representative positions that are up for election this year.
Join us on Tuesday, June 11th at 7:00 pm for a telephone town hall to review the tentative agreement with Rutgers University before your upcoming contract ratification vote. During the call you will hear the gains we made in our
After three full days of bargaining Wednesday-Friday, we have reached agreement on all outstanding issues except wages. A final settlement was only held up by some 11th hour nickel-and-diming on the part of Rutgers.
We are very close to agreement on many issues. However, Rutgers finally presented a promised counter on out of title work and job reclassifications that we had to spend the bulk of the session reviewing and negotiating over.
After a full day of bargaining, we settled a number of issues and are closer to a contract but still have a number of outstanding items.
We continue to make substantial progress towards a settlement. Persistent membership action has made a difference.
The bargaining committee met in New Brunswick expecting counter-proposals on wages and job security. Despite promising to respond to both at the previous session, Rutgers had no proposals ready
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.
We made some progress but the next month will be critical to reaching a fair agreement and winning a good contract.
Your HPAE negotiations committee put together a package of the major job security issues that need to be settled in this contract including Federal Medical Leave (FMLA), seniority, the Barnabas partnership, and adding bumping rights to more job series.
This lunch time meeting is an opportunity to find ways we can fight together for an institution that treats patients and workers with dignity and respect.
The winner of Co-President of Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway/Stratford/Camden campuses and Rowan University is...
A report by veteran health care executive Judith Persichilli concludes University Hospital in Newark, the state’s only public hospital, needs a transformational leader.
The veteran hospital executive who just finished studying the management and economic problems at University Hospital in Newark for the past four months is ...
Following our ratification vote yesterday, our local voted unanimously to ratify the tentative agreement presented to our membership.
The American Arbitration Association has mailed out Special Election ballots to the Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway/Stratford/Camden campuses and Rowan University members.
Statements from Mary Doran and Justin O'Hea
Management presented counters on Reassignment, State of Emergency, Parking, FMLA, Tuition Remission, and Work from Home. They also presented a modified version of their out-of-title/reclassification proposal.
Our HPAE Local 5094 Negotiating Committee settled the Memorandum of Agreement with Rowan University on November 21, 2018.
Member after member spoke passionately about being overworked, overstressed, and underpaid. Management minimized their concerns and suggested that members should have chosen a more lucrative profession.
Management presented their second insulting counter proposal, moving up to 1%/year, no step movement.
The Nominations and Election Committee announces that there is an open officer position, Co-President of Rutgers New Brunswick/Piscataway/Stratford/Camden campuses and Rowan University.
Our HPAE Local 5094 Negotiating Committee held a 10 hour bargaining session with Rowan University on November 2, 2018. While we had hoped today would be our last session at the table, there is still more work to be done.
Stay connected to your Union Rep or Liaison for more updates. Our next sessions are October 16th 9am-1pm (ASB II, 57 US-1, New Brunswick) and October 29th.
all semester's first University Senate meeting ended with uncertainty about the future of faculty contract negotiations, updates to Rutgers student services...
“In the last few days, the president of this university could figure out the politics to get himself an extension of his contract,” said President Randi Weingarten...
Labor unions and community organizations are partnering with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to sponsor a Town Hall.
Our next bargaining session dates and locations are September 28thth 9am-1pm (Liberty Plaza, New Brunswick) and October 16th 9am-1pm.
We’ll be talking about the future of UH and the commitment to public health in Newark, transparency and government oversite of public-private partnerships and job protections.
Join us at our next Bargaining Session Tuesday 10/16 9am-1pm in the Administrative Services Building II, 57 US-Route 1, New Brunswick.
On Wednesday, August 15th we met with management and made most of our non-economic and some economic bargaining proposals.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
Alarms sound over shortcomings in quality of care and financial soundness. Murphy moves swiftly to tackle problems.
Nurses and health professionals at University Hospital have witnessed the erosion of funding for our state's only public Level 1 Trauma Center.
Administrators at New Jersey's largest public medical center, University Hospital, have put the brakes on a plan to transfer inpatient pediatric services across the city to the privately owned Newark Beth Israel Medical Center...
Faculty and health professionals from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Services (RBHS) petitioned the Rutgers Board of Governors (BOG) at a Special Meeting to directly ask the governing body for a memorandum of agreement with the unions ...
University Hospital's plan to outsource its inpatient services for children to another Newark hospital is off the table for now, a spokesman confirmed Monday.
University Hospital in Newark has put an indefinite hold on plans to reduce the number of beds in its inpatient pediatric unit by more than 80 percent after facing a wave of opposition ...
Mayor Ras Baraka wants the state Department of Health to put the brakes on University Hospital's plan to reduce the number of beds in its inpatient pediatric unit by more than 80 percent.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5094 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Administrators at University Hospital in Newark may be pondering changes at the busy medical center’s pediatric unit, and local labor groups, community leaders and nurses are worried about what will happen in their wake.
On Thursday, July 12th, we had our fifth negotiations session with Rutgers/UCHC.
Labor and community organizations sponsored a Town Hall Event on Wednesday, July 11th to bring together the community for an open conversation about the future of public healthcare in Newark.
Labor and community organizations are sponsoring a Town Hall Event on Wednesday, July 11th to bring together the community for an open conversation about the future of Pediatric In-Patient services at University Hospital...
Government shutdowns should not become an annual event in New Jersey.
HPAE, the largest union of nurses and health professionals in NJ, responded to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling as another strike against workers, who are advocates in their workplace, and in favor of wealthy individuals and corporate interests.
Any day now, perhaps as soon as Thursday, the Supreme Court will issue a decision that more than any other case this term will reveal to us the heart and soul of the Roberts Court at the end of Chief
19 S. 2nd Ave, Highland Park, NJ A colleague needs our help. Chariza Edralin, a former Local 5094 member and Union Representative, learned on Monday her brother, Cloyd Edralin, was taken by ICE from his home on his way to work
Nearly a dozen public sector labor unions are working in coalition to demand Rutgers University and RWJ Barnabas guarantee workers and patients’ rights will be protected as the two entities enter into an affiliation agreement. While bargaining resumes for some
Rutgers is about to enter into a partnership with Barnabas that threatens to privatize many jobs and possibly reduce services offered at University Hospital. In the meantime the Hospital has initiated the closure of the pediatrics unit—and announced that many
Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed a bill strengthening the rights of public worker unions, which could face a big threat from a looming decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Friday, April 27th, we held a ratification vote for our one year agreement with University Hospital. 95% of members who turned out to vote gave the thumbs up for our new agreement.
With the Rutgers, Rutgers Health Group and RWJ Barnabas Health partnership scheduled to go into to effect on July 1, 2018, our union, HPAE, along with our union coalition partners, continue to be very concerned.
Sunday, April 22, HPAE will be participating at a Workers Memorial Day in New Brunswick, from 1 pm to 3 pm, at the Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, 222 Livingstone Avenue.
Please make sure you attend one of the sessions to learn about the details and then vote on the new contract. Remember - only members can attend & vote!
All three locals have now had their first negotiations session with management.
More than 400 Rutgers University faculty, staff and students rallied outside the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting Tuesday, while dozens more inside petitioned the governing body directly in hopes of securing fair union contracts, a freeze on tuition and a $15-per-hour minimum
Calling for fair union contracts, a freeze on tuition and a $15-per-hour minimum wage on campus, more than 400 Rutgers faculty, staff and students rallied outside the Board of Governors (BOG) meeting...
HPAE leaders joined hundreds of union, community, and student activists on Friday, February 23rd at a “Bargaining for the Common Good” Convening at Rutgers.
On Wednesday, February 7, HPAE members and Rutgers Union Coalition partners joined forces at February meeting of the Rutgers Board of Governors. HPAE, along with its coalition partners, has asked Rutgers for dates to begin bargaining to which Rutgers has
Phil Wilson, Local 5094 Co-Secretary, describes his experience at the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting on Wednesday, February 8.
On Thursday, January 18th, we had our second bargaining session with UH management. They responded to most of our proposals and gave us a new proposal on the resignation notice period. We did sign off on one tentative agreement regarding
On Thursday, December 21st, we met with management for our second bargaining session for our new contract. We presented them with our initial proposals and went through them one at a time explaining why each was important top us. Management
Her union coworkers will gather to support her and her family during this difficult time while working on establishing safety standards to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
Members of HPAE Locals 5089 (RNs) and 5094 (non-nursing professional staff) at University Hospital (UH) in Newark held a lunchtime rally and picket today as a show of unity between the locals and to kick off their contract campaign.
Tuesday, October 31st Lunchtime Rally and Picket Corner of 12th Ave and Bergen St From 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm October 31st will be the one month mark since our contract with UH expired. Your negotiations team has been working
HPAE members working for Rutgers, Rowan, and University Hospital are encouraged to participate in the Direct Primary Care Medical Home (DPCMH) pilot project.
The official results of the HPAE Local 5094 Officer and Rep Election have been tabulated by our Nomination and Election Committee and were certified by the committee on August 31.
Nominations for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives are closed and our election is now underway. Based on all the nominations received, the only contested position this year is for the Co-President assigned to the Rutgers-RBHS New Brunswick, Piscataway, Stratford
In accordance with our union Constitution and By-Laws, the Local 5094 Nominations and Elections Committee is currently accepting nominations for seven officer positions and sixty-five union representatives at Rowan, Rutgers and University Hospital.
The New Jersey Direct Primary Care program was established so that state health plan members could get better care while saving time and money.
Unless told otherwise by your program, people should report to work and if you are unable to enter your worksite or your program is shut down, send an email to HPAE Assistant Director Maria Elena Cortez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, May 18th, the negotiations committees for both Local 5094 & 5089 met for a training & strategy session. While management has indicated that they likely are not looking to get to the table until later this summer,
Local 5094 is rallying with other unions, student organizations, and community groups at Rutgers University on May 1st to show solidarity with each other and the communities we serve.
Taken from NJ Spotlight, February 10, 2017 - Four primary-care practices have opened for business in a pilot program that can treat tens of thousands of government and school system employees for free, the realization of a plan developed
Over the past few months, as Rutgers transitioned to its new payroll system from Banner, there have been a number of issues that crept up. The most glaring of these was the “holdback week” that was created due to different
Under the three-year pilot, which started last month when R-Health's contract took effect, as many as 60,000 teachers, police, firefighters, and other state and local government employees will be allowed into the program.
We have received notification from Rowan that the retroactive increases have been processed. The following is the schedule for payout for our wages: For those members eligible for the 2015 Step increase, it will be included in pay period 26,
HPAE 5094, 5135 and 5089 have come to an agreement with Rutgers on how our members will be paid for the “hold back” week created by Rutgers payroll migration. Originally Rutgers wanted to hang on to your week’s pay until
On Thursday, December 1st, the members of HPAE Local 5094 and 5089 voted by an overwhelming majority of 99% to ratify our new contract with Rowan University.
Follow the link for a detailed summary of our tentative agreement with Rowan University for HPAE Local 5094 and 5089.
The HPAE Local 5094 and 5089 bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement with Rowan management and the Governor’s Office for a new contract covering Rowan-SOM Professionals and Registered Nurses.
On Monday, October 24th, representatives of the Union Coalition at Rutgers met with Administration officials as part of the quarterly Labor Management Committee (LMC) meeting to discuss a variety of issues. The most pressing of these had to do with
On Thursday, October 13th, after two days of voting, the members of HPAE Local 5094 voted by an overwhelming majority of 88% to ratify our new contract with University Hospital.
At the HPAE 2016 Convention, delegates came together to make important decisions about the future of our union through a series of resolutions, constitutional amendments, and by-laws changes.
Follow the link for a detailed summary of our tentative agreement with University Hospital for HPAE Local 5094 Professionals.
HPAE Local 5094 University Hospital Contract Ratification vote is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
I am pleased to announce that after two more long days of negotiations, your HPAE Local 5094 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with University Hospital management for a new contract for professional employees.
On Friday of last week your Union representatives met with Rutgers administration regarding their payroll migration process. While we have several concerns surrounding this transition, the most pressing of these is what we will call the “hold back” week.
On Friday of last week your Union representatives met with Rutgers administration regarding their payroll migration process. While we have several concerns surrounding this transition, the most pressing of these is what we will call the “hold back” week.
Our last contract negotiations with Rowan were on August 30, 2016. Your committee negotiated for 14 hours straight in an attempt to finalize all of the outstanding proposals. We addressed a broad range of issues with management including job security,
On Monday, August 8th, we had our fifteenth negotiation session with University Hospital's management. Follow the link for for a complete update.
Our HPAE Negotiating Committee returned to the bargaining table on July 28th. We are continuing to make progress towards our goal of settling our long overdue contract with Rowan University.
On Monday, July 25th, we had our fourteenth negotiation session with UH management. This session was attended by many members from IS&T and PM&R. Thanks to all those who came out to show your support for the negotiating team.
HPAE Local 5089 and Local 5094 Upcoming Membership Meetings Friday, July 8, 2016New Brunswick – Clinical Academic Building Room 340412:00 pm – 1:00 pm 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Monday, July 11, 2016CINJ – 120 Albany St. 5th floor conference
The nomination period for AFT and HPAE Convention delegates has concluded. All nominees are running unopposed and all candidates are deemed elected by acclimation.
Our HPAE Local 5094 Negotiating Committee had our latest bargaining session with University Hospital management on Friday, May 20th.
Nominations are now open for HPAE Local 5094 delegates to the AFT convention in July 2016 and HPAE convention in October 2016.
On Monday, April 5th, we had our latest negotiation session with UH management. Management presented us with a revised “Inclement Weather Policy” which would greatly reduce the amount of pay and/or comp time that workers would get during such an
Join us on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Newark Club, One Newark Center, 22nd Floor, Newark, NJ
On Monday, February 8th, we had our latest negotiation session with UH management. We presented a counter-proposal to management on their initial economic offer. In addition, we had some productive discussion on issues around our grievance procedure and management’s desire
Last week, threats of violence were called into several DCF offices throughout the state. Your Local 5094 leadership takes these threats seriously and we have been in contact with our Reps and Liaisons, CHU Administration, and CWA in an attempt
Newark, NJ – With contracts at University Hospital expiring over one year ago, a group of 50 nurses and healthcare workers represented by the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) spoke out to the eleven members of the University Hospital
Join us on Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at the University Hospital Board of Director’s meeting in Newark to demand a fair contract for the Hospital’s nurses and professionals. The meeting is located at the Cancer Center, B Level, Room 1120,
HPAE Local 5094 delegate nominations are now open for both the American Federation of Teachers Convention in July and the Health Professionals and Allied Employees convention in October.
Our HPAE Local 5094 Negotiating Committee had our latest bargaining session with University Hospital management on Monday, April 5th.
The nomination period for Local 5094 AFT and HPAE Convention delegates has concluded. All nominees are unopposed and elected by acclimation.
The Local 5094 Executive Board has appointed Christine Boardingham to serve as Chair of our University Hospital Committee.
The HPAE Local 5094 Executive Board that has appointed Deborah Cruz to serve as Committee Chair for Rowan University.
Earlier this month, our negotiation team for HPAE Local 5094 and Local 5089 returned to the table to resume negotiations with the State for a new contract at Rowan University.
November 10, 2015 Newark, NJ – With contracts at University Hospital expiring over one year ago, a group of 50 nurses and healthcare workers represented by the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) spoke out to the eleven members of
Join us on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the University Hospital Board of Director's meeting in Newark to demand a fair contract for the Hospital's nurses and professionals. The meeting is located at the Cancer Center, B Level, Room 1120, 205
Last week, threats of violence were called in to several DCF offices throughout the state. Your Local 5094 leadership takes these threats seriously and we have been in contact with our Reps and Liaisons, CHU Administration, and CWA in
At our September meeting, the HPAE Local 5094 Executive Board voted to appoint Vincent Muse to serve as union Co-secretary, with responsibility for work-sites at Rutgers Piscataway, New Brunswick, and Stratford, as well as Rowan University. The appointment to fill the
All ballots for the HPAE Local 5094 Officer and Rep election must be received by the August 30, 2015 deadline. Ballots will be counted by our Election Committee on Monday, August 31 at 5:00 pm at the HPAE/AFT New Brunswick
On Wednesday, August 19th, we had our latest negotiation session with UH management. Our team came ready and willing to discuss wages and other economic issues – unfortunately, management is still not willing to join in that discussion.
Elections for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives have been underway for a week now. Some members have reported not yet receiving their ballot in the mail. If you did not receive a ballot, please contact HPAE Staff Rep, Jeffrey
Elections are currently underway for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives. Ballots were mailed to members on Thursday, August 13th. We hope you take a few minutes to complete it and return it. Ballots must be returned by 10:00 am
We are sorry but registrtation for this event has been closed. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Munck at email@example.com. Join HPAE Local 5094 and the AFT-Rutgers Union Coalition for our Annual Labor Day Picnic on Monday, September 7,
Our negotiating team for 5089 and 5094 met with representatives of Rowan University and the New Jersey Office of Employee Relations on July 23 for continued contract negotiations.We signed a memorandum of agreement that allows for joint negotiations with HPAE professionals
In accordance with our union Constitution and By-Laws, the HPAE Local 5094 Nominations and Elections Committee is currently accepting nominations for seven local union officer positions and sixty-five union representatives at Rowan, Rutgers and University Hospital. Nomination forms were mailed to members on
After our previous email to you on June 24th, management has further clarified the schedule of our upcoming salary increases: As previously reported, our lump sum retroactive payment of $870 will be included in our July 2nd paycheck (this amount will
The negotiation team for HPAE Locals 5094 and 5089 had its first session for the contract renewal with the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations representing Rowan University on May 22nd. At that session, we discussed joint bargaining for both HPAE unions
On Thursday, June 18, we had our latest negotiation session with UH management. While we were able to agree on a handful of new tentative agreements (e.g., continuing education, labor management and direct deposit), management still has no economic
On Monday, June 22, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss Health Care in the Newark Community. The event is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center Victoria Theater
Taken from NJ.com, June 15, 2015 Rutgers University has struck its first contract with the former health care professionals at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, agreeing to raises between 7.25 and 9.5 percent over the next four
On Friday, June 12th, after three days of voting, the members of HPAE Local 5094 voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify our new contract with Rutgers University. This is the first contract we've negotiated with the University since the merger with
The HPAE Local 5094 Rutgers Contract Ratification Vote begins Wednesday June 10, 2015. You have the opportunity to accept or reject the tentative agreement your negotiating committee reached with Rutgers management. Voting is open from 12:00 am Wednesday, June 10th through
Join us on Tuesday, June 9th at 7:00 pm for a tele-town hall conference call to review our tentative agreement with Rutgers University before our upcoming contract ratification vote. If you are a member of Local 5094, you should receive a
You can download a summary of the agreement here. The signed MOA can be found here. Click here to read the Rutgers Tuition Remission Policy (60.2.1) – applicable sections: B, C and D. Click here for contract ratification voting instructions
Your HPAE Local 5094 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering UMDNJ “Legacy” Professionals. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers. We protected the standards we’ve worked long to
After two more long days of negotiations, your HPAE Local 5094 bargaining team has reached a tentative agreement with Rutgers management for a new contract covering UMDNJ “Legacy” Professionals. This is our first contract since the merger with Rutgers. We
May 6th, 2015 kicked off National Nurses Week. During the week, our employers hand out roses, take out newspaper ads applauding their nurses, or offer a free lunch or small gift. As a union, we fight to ensure nurses and other
On Friday, April 24th, we had our latest negotiations session with UH management. Despite still not presenting an economic proposal at this late date, we did manage to have a productive session.
HPAE negotiations with the University are still progressing. Before a settlement can be reached, there are a number of outstanding issues that must be resolved first.
Lobby Day was a great success. Over 300 members of HPAE and other healthcare unions in the Coalition for Patients Rights and Safe Staffing (CPRSS) came to Trenton to talk to state legislators about the need for staffing legislation, including
Our union coalition partner, the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty, have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with Rutgers. Their agreement includes an important provision to protect raises that we too have been fighting for in our contract. Winning this
On Monday, March 2, the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority released the long-awaited "Navigant" report providing an evaluation of healthcare services in the Greater Newark area and recommendations for consolidation and reorganization of services. HPAE President Ann Twomey
Rutgers has the money. Rutgers has raised more than $1 billion in donations and has another $700 million in unrestricted funds, so why are faculty and staff being told to accept tiny raises after years of frozen wages? What’s more,
Contract negotiations with Rutgers' administration have been underway for nearly six months. We are still far apart on wages and the administration continues to reject proposals to provide us the same tuition remission and parking benefits as our Rutgers Legacy
Please take a few minutes of your time to fill out the survey described here. It is intended for all Health Care Case Managers in the FXB Child Health Unit represented by HPAE Local 5094. This survey is not intended
You have probably all seen the recent email from the Office of Disaster Preparedness. Despite, the current Blizzard Warning declared by the National Weather Service, at this time, University Hospital intends to operate under normal conditions and require all personnel--essential
We'd like to take a quick moment to wish our members a Happy New Year. And with the new year... we've received yet another self congratulatory email from Vivian Fernandez announcing wage increases for the non-union staff and the Teamsters.
By Ann Twomey, NJ.com OpEd, December 30, 2014
On Tuesday, December 16th, our union negotiating committee met with management for the fourth time. Unfortunately, UH still has not seen fit to sit down and get the remainder of their proposals together for us. This is quite disappointing
You are probably aware, the Teamsters union has recently reached an agreement with Rutgers for a four year contract that includes wage increases of 2.0% for the first three years and 2.25% for the final year as well as some
Based on communication we received from CWA this afternoon, we understand that our brothers and sisters in the DCP&P Local offices have postponed their planned job action due to the State conceding to demands for enhanced security. Faced with the
By now, you are likely already aware of the life-threatening attack in November on a DCF worker at the Camden office of the Division of Children Protection and Permanency. Be advised that State workers, represented by their union, CWA, have informed
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, join hundreds of faculty, students and staff at 12:00 Noon for an indoor rally with elected officials at the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room located at 126 College Avenue in New Brunswick.
By Mark J. Magyar, NJSpotlight, November 25, 2014 Big question is whether Christie, Legislature set health-benefit payments or unions get back collective-bargaining rights. As Gov. Chris Christie’s Pension and Health Benefits Study Commission wrestles with the issue of how much public employees
On Wednesday, November 19th, we had our fifth session with management. After giving a counter to their initial economic proposal, management came back with a revised offer: they moved a whopping 0.1% to 1.1% for an annual across the
By now, you have all probably received the Rutgers Integration email from Vivian Fernandez, Rutgers Vice President for Faculty & Staff Resources, about the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) regarding alignment of Workforce Systems and Benefits and you may have a
Newark Star Ledger, October 28, 2014 We are relieved that Governor Christie has freed Kaci Hickox from her inhumane and possibly illegal confinement to a tent behind Newark’s University Hospital. Ms. Hickox, a heroic nurse and epidemiologist, returned to the
We held our third negotiations session with Rutgers management on October 7th. Here's how things stand: We want fair wages: Our initial proposals call for an average of 6% annual raises through a combination of across the board increases and step
RUTGERS WORKERS NEED FAIR CONTRACTS NOW! Nearly 20,000 Rutgers employees and our unions are in negotiations with the University for a new contract. So far, management has offered no raises to staff and proposed numerous give-backs. Most contracts have already expired.
The latest issue of the Local 5094 newsletter, Proactive, is now available to members. This issue has articles on the current contract negotiations, Rutgers’ travel policy, and public employee issues. Click Here to Read the Latest Issue of Proactive
Contract negotiations with University Hospital and Rutgers University are now underway. This is the first time we are bargaining with our new employers since the break up of UMDNJ and a lot is at stake. We want to keep University
On Thursday, August 28th, we met with management along with our sister unions for our quarterly Coalition Labor Management meeting. At this meeting we learned the following:
Rutgers’ entry into the Big Ten is a thrilling milestone for me — both as an alum and as a Scarlet Knights football player. But I want to call attention to something that’s getting a bit less play these days:
On August 19, 2014 our HPAE – Rowan/SOM Labor Management Committee met with management from the University for our first Labor Management meeting since the dissolution of UMDNJ. Present from the Union:Tammy DelleFave, Lori Galiano, Mary Kosciuk and HPAE Staff
As you may have heard, some HPAE members at University Hospital received layoff notices last week due to "budget constraints" at the Hospital. In total, ten HPAE professionals and one staff nurse were laid-off. In addition, there was approximately twenty
Our HPAE Local 5094 bargaining committee is meeting with Rutgers administration this morning in New Brunswick. This is our first official bargaining session with the University since the dissolution of UMDNJ and we are looking forward to productive negotiations. Earlier this
Union Brothers and Sisters! Join HPAE and AFT-Rutgers for our Labor Day Picnic Monday, September 1, 2014. Where: Rutgers Gardens/Log Cabin Pavilion,112 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ When: Monday, September 1, 2014, From 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
On July 1st, due to changes imposed by Governor Christie and the New Jersey State Legislature in 2011, most public employees participating in the New Jersey State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) will have to pay a higher rate towards the
In a first public action signaling a strong union coalition at the newly organized Rutgers, more than 200 union members rallied for fair contracts and respect for workers outside the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting in New Brunswick on June
Taken from NorthJersey.com - June 18, 2014 Democratic leaders in the state Senate want New Jersey’s wealthiest residents and its corporations to pay higher taxes so the state can make a promised contribution into the public employee pension system.
Taken from NJ.com - June 18, 2014 The board overseeing the largest public-employee pension fund in New Jersey today voted to sue Gov. Chris Christie over his plan to take $2.4 billion meant for the pension system over two years, acting
Taken from the Political State blog on NorthJersey.com - June 13, 2014 A bill that Democrats say would guard against “irresponsible” plans to outsource government services is heading to Governor Christie’s desk. The bill, which passed the Assembly 48-30 today, would forbid
Rutgers faculty and staff are uniting with students to Reclaim Rutgers. CHALLENGE management’s misplaced priorities! RESPECT our employees—no layoffs! UNITE for fair contracts! Where: Outside the Rutgers Board of Governors Meeting Old Queens/Winants Hall 7 College Avenue, New Brunswick When:
The following article appeared on June 9, 2014 on NJ.com. HPAE,as a member of the American Federation of Teachers, is a signatory on this lawsuit.
Some HPAE members received layoff notices last Friday, effective July 7th, as "a result of the integration of Rutgers and UMDNJ." Layoff restrictions in the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act expired on July 1st, 2014. Our HPAE
When Gov. Christie announced his illegal plan to slash pension funding, the unions representing public employees, including HPAE, vowed to sue to protect our members’ rights. Together, we are moving forward to file that suit quickly. But you can do
This past weekend, HPAE Committee members from Locals 5089, 5094 and 5135 negotiating teams at Rutgers, Rowan and University Hospital took part in our Public Sector Negotiations Training at the Rutgers Labor Education Center in New Brunswick to prepare for
New Jersey is facing an $800 million budget shortfall; and the Governor wants to pay for it with your pension. New Jersey has a revenue problem but Governor Christie would rather cut payments to the pension fund and use one
What does it take to win a good contract? The Legal Framework for Collective Bargaining (Scope of Negotiations) The Negotiations Process The Role of the Negotiations Committee Building Teamwork and Unity among the Negotiations Committee Bargaining Tactics Identifying our Priority
Uniting around a common agenda for upcoming contract negotiations, 150 union leaders and activists representing the unionized Rutgers staff and faculty met to strategize at the Busch Campus Center in Piscataway on May 1. Working together under the banner of
There wil be membership meetings for Local 5094 members on the Newark campus next Thursday, May 8. The meetings will be held at the Medical Science Building, Lecture Hall B-556, 12 Noon to 1 pm and 1 pm to 2
The spring edition of the local 5094 newsletter is now available. In it, you will find news about the upcoming September contract negotiations and an updated list of the Rowan University, Rutgers University and University Hospital negotiating committee.
Our national union, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will be holding its 83rd Convention this year starting on July 11th in Los Angeles. And, our HPAE State Federation will be holding its statewide biennial convention this year on Oct
Faculty, staff and students united! Attention HPAE Reps and activists: You’re invited to attend an important union coalition meeting on Thursday, May 1st, to meet our Rutgers union counterparts, and help coordinate our contract campaign goals and activities. In 2012,
The next meeting of the University Hospital Community Oversight Board (COB) is Tuesday, April 15 at 12:00 noon at the Rutgers Cancer Center, 205 South Orange Avenue, B-Level, Room B-1120.
This Thursday, April 10th, we’re encouraging our members to join our coalition partners at Rutgers University for an eye opening event, titled “Open the Books!” about the University’s finances. As we head into contract negotiations with Rutgers for the first
This year in Newark, we have a chance to make our voices heard at the ballot box on Tuesday, May 13. When the governor pushed through the reorganization of UMDNJ, our union turned to the Newark Mayor and City Council
We are pleased to announce the appointment of our negotiating committees for our upcoming contract negotiations with Rowan University, Rutgers University and University Hospital. Click on the headline above to see the committee members for each employer.
On Friday, March 7th, your labor management team met with UH Labor Relations. Many issues were discussed, but the following issues were addressed: Inclement Weather, Health and Safety, ID Badges, and PERS/ABP. Inclement Weather: Since the reorganization, University Hospital has
Rutgers University has issued a statement for all UMDNJ Legacy employees to complete their I-9 forms. Members have raised concerns that completing these forms would change their start date with the University. HPAE has been assured by Labor Relations that
Statement of HPAE President Ann Twomey: “Once again, instead of focusing on repairing our economy and creating jobs, on lifting minimum wage workers out of poverty, and instead of making sure that all our residents have access to quality health
NJ’s largest health care union – the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE) – today announced their support for Ras Baraka for Newark Mayor. Among HPAE’s 12,000 members are more than 2000 nurses, medical researchers and other health professionals working
Our Union contracts with Rowan, Rutgers and University Hospital (formerly UMDNJ) expire on September 30, 2014. We are making preparations now to negotiate the best possible contracts for our future and we need your input, so please fill out
Last night, Newark’s City Council moved for first reading an ordinance that will allow all workers in Newark to earn paid sick time. The ordinance was expected to pass on final reading; however, at the 11th hour, provisions strengthening key
Union Negotiations are right around the corner! Our Local Executive Board is seeking nominations for appointments to our negotiating committees.
Our Union contracts will expire on September 30, 2014. We are making preparations now to negotiate the best possible contracts for the future.
We've received word today from the NJ Division of Pension and Benefits about a security breach at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey that affects the personal data of some members enrolled in NJ's State Health Benefits
Edgar Aracena, our HPAE staff Rep for the Rutgers RBHS FXB Child Health Units and UCHC units, has resigned from HPAE. We wish him the best in his new endeavors. We are currently interviewing to fill the position. In the
On October 22, 2013, the Union Coalition held our quarterly Labor Management Committee (LMC) meeting with Rutgers' administration.
HPAE Training for Local 5089, 5094 and 5135 Reps at University Hospital, Rutgers and Rowan is scheduled for Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at our New Brunswick office.
The HPAE Local 5094 Election Committee has confirmed the results of our recent Union Election. We'd like to congratulate all the new Reps who will be serving for their first time and welcome back those Reps who have been elected
Elections are currently underway for HPAE Local 5094 Officers and Representatives. By now all members should have received a ballot from HPAE. We hope you take a few minutes to complete it and return it. Ballots must be returned by
On July 1st, UMDNJ ceased to exist and UMDNJ's staff became part of a newly-independent University Hospital, Rutgers University, or Rowan University. As staff have changed employers, HPAE continues to be an active advocate for its members and the community.
A historic bell — a gift from Col. Henry Rutgers in 1826 to the school that would take his name — will toll on Rutgers University’s Old Queens campus in New Brunswick at 9 a.m. today, marking the official beginning
UMDNJ Management has informed all HPAE members that effective July 1, 2013 their positions will be transferred to University Hospital, Rutgers University, or Rowan University as a result of the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act passed
UMDNJ announced today that they intend to award a contract to Barnabas Health for management services at University Hospital. This new development marks the beginning of a new phase for our hospital and our union – but it should also represent
NEWARK— Barnabas Health has been contracted to advise the board of University Hospital, according to press releases from both institutions. Barnabas is the state's largest not-for-profit health care system and has recently expanded its portfolio, striking a deal last month
Last Friday, the UMDNJ United Union Coalition held what may be our last quarterly meeting with University President, Dr. Rodgers. Dr. Rodgers reported that the reorganization is on target to be implemented on July 1st and provided further details
NEWARK — After months of speculation about its future, University Hospital in Newark is officially looking for a partner to help run one of the state’s largest and most complex health care facilities. The state-owned hospital issued a request for proposals
UMDNJ announced their intention last week to engage a “partner” to advise University Hospital on “operations and management matters.” A Request for Proposal (RFP) for Management Services was posted on the University’s Purchasing Services website late Friday afternoon. Click here
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In This Local
- Joint Letter of NJ Legislators Urging President Holloway to Preserve Jobs & Benefits at Rutgers
- Local 5094 Contract with Rutgers (2018 - 2022)
- Local 5094 Officers
- Local 5094 Union Staff
- Local 5094 Rutgers Leadership Team Sign-up Form
- Local 5094 Rutgers Membership Application
- Local 5094 Constitution and Bylaws
- Rutgers' Letter of Intent with Barnabas
- Rutgers Responds to HPAE member’s Health & Safety Complaint
- Local 5094 Union Reps - Rutgers University
- List of Local 5094 Job Titles at Rutgers University
- Public Sector Health and Retirement Benefits
- R-Health: a new program for NJ State Health Benefits Program (SHBP)
- Master Affiliation Agreement By And Among Rutgers University, Rutgers Health Group and RWJ Barnabas Health
- Rutgers Staff Leave Donation Request Form (September 2018)
- COVID Safety Checklist
- Local 5094 Side Letters on Job Series (Rutgers and UH only)
Upcoming Events for Local 5094 Rutgers
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