Welcome to the New Jersey Nurses’ Union site and our official on-line source of information concerning our union and the most recent updates on issues that affect the New Jersey healthcare industry. The New Jersey Nurses Union (NJNU) was created by working nurses at St. Barnabas Medical Center who desired strong representation in all areas of professional concern. Since its inception in 1991, NJNU has proven effective in negotiating its contracts and making certain that the terms and conditions or the contracts are upheld.
NJNU KMC members:
CWA's political lobbyist Seth Hahn, Mary Barbes, and myself have met with 4 legislators, Rible, Kean, Lampitt, and Schaer. Mostly they were not aware of what impact of the closure of MIP at KMC would have on the community. We provided the history of what is happening and about KMC in general. Although MIP is the most urgent, we did inform them about the reduction of beds both in med-surg and critical care. We are hoping their influence may help our cause. NJNU is continuing to fight for our community's needs and yours. We will keep you posted.
Dear NJNU member:
Our Lobby Day, March 27th, is becoming a big event – when hundreds of nurses and workers from unions and groups will come to Trenton to raise our voices together for safe staffing and for a Department of Health that protects patient care first. I’m glad you will be part of this important event. We will be carpooling from the NJNU office in Livingston and the NJNU office in Lakewood.
All NJNU Members:
March 27th, NJNU along with many other unions in NJ will be going to Trenton to lobby for legislation #1183. We will be speaking to politicians and taking our petitions to the Board of Health. We would like as many members a possible to go to Trenton to show unity and strength bring attention to legislation for adequate nurse:patient ratios that are safe for patients and nurses.