Long before sick and dying COVID-19 patients inundated New Jersey’s hospitals, it was common for nurses in certain units — such as emergency departments — to miss breaks or even skip using the bathroom on their 12-hour shifts.
The Newark hospital is said to need a slew of modern upgrades, and it’s getting backing from politicians and health care leaders
New Jersey should use its budget surplus to help rebuild a health care system that saw its flaws exposed during the pandemic, a report by an advocacy group and trade organization says.
When the coronavirus pandemic descended upon University Hospital in Newark last year, nothing could have prepared its employees for what would soon become a call for unprecedented, timely decisions, shortages of protective equipment...
New Jersey’s largest healthcare employees’ union is preparing to begin contract negotiations with three Hudson County hospitals, amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and a drawn-out struggle for ownership over the county’s hospitals.
The COVID pandemic has made safety a top bargaining issue for health care workers as unions representing thousands of employees at New Jersey’s hospitals, home care agencies and nursing homes head to the bargaining table this year.
The state’s largest nurse and health care worker union filed 24 complaints over employee safety violations during the pandemic, and will seek a larger role through contract negotiations in determining how hospitals...
The fight continues for health workers demanding better protections on the job. Many wrote to NJ Spotlight News a year ago after using homemade personal protective equipment to report to work, their facilities caught off guard.
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.
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