Mobilizing for Safer Care in New Jersey
The New Jersey Nurses Union (NJNU), was created by working nurses at Saint Barnabas Medical Center who desired strong representation in all areas of professional concern. Since its inception in 1991, NJNU has proven effective in negotiating their contracts as well as making certain the terms and conditions are upheld. Read More
Maria Refinski, NJNU President
New Jersey Nurses News
New Jersey Nurses Union C.W.A. Local 1091
For the Nurses of MMCSC & BHBHC, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Villa, Toms River, NJ
For the Nurses of SBMC, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, The Hanover Manor, East Hanover, NJ
Our Keynote speaker at both events will be Donna Cardillo:
Donna Cardillo, RN is the Inspiration Nurse and the original Dear Donna columnist at Nurse.com. She is the author of numerous books for nurses including her latest release Falling Together-How to Find Balance, Joy and Meaningful Change When Your Life Seems to be Falling Apart. She is a powerhouse of energy and enthusiasm not to mention nursing humor and empowerment!
NJNU will have vendors, raffles, and a free full dinner, this is an evening of unity and empowerment with your colleagues of NJNU. This is an evening not to be missed. RSVP by March 4th, 2017, call 973-992-6568 or email us at email@example.com.
NJNU has resolved the tuition reimbursement issue in our CBA. Members who are pursuing a Ph.D or DNP degree in 2015 or 2016 and were denied reimbursement, will now be eligible for reimbursement. If you were pursuing other degrees and your tuition reimbursement for 2015 was charged against your 2016 allotment because your grades or paperwork were not submitted until after December 10, 2015, you will now be eligible for that reimbursement which should have been allotted to 2015 so that you do not lose your full 2016 tuition allotment. If you have had a problem with your Ph.D or DNP reimbursement, or had your 2015 tuition reimbursement charged against your 2016 allotment, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of October 26, 2016, NJNU has reached a tentative agreement with the hospital and our Radiology membership RNs. NJNU is planning a ratification meeting for next week, we will keep you updated.
ATTENTION – IMPORTANT NEWS
Negotiations between New Jersey Nurses Union and MMCSC/BHBHC, effective April 3, 2016. NJNU is pleased to inform you that the Union has been meeting with management to negotiate an adjustment in your wages, educational differential, certification increase at BHBHC, and a new certification differential at MMCSC. The adjustments in your base salary range from approximately $1.50 to $5.50 hourly effective April 3, 2016. Per diems will also receive an increase from $38.00/hour to $40.00/hour. On July 1st, you will go up a step on top of the higher wage rate. The educational differential for BSN and MSN will be increased by $.50/hour. In addition the certification differential for BHBHC will increase from $.15 to $2.00/hour. Right now MMCSC does not have a certification differential. As of April 3rd there will be a certification differential of $2.00/hour.
Some of you are off the wage scale and will be receiving an increase of varying amounts. If your wage increase is less than $1,000.00/year, you will receive a bonus to bring you up to $1,000.00.
If you have any questions about your individual wages, you should call or email NJNU, to find out what your increase will be.
Unfortunately, we have been informed that the Senate Health Committee will NOT be voting on S1183, our Safe Staffing bill on Monday Dec 21st. Thank you for all of your hard work and commitment but instead of going to Trenton next week, we will refocus our energy on moving Safe Staffing into the next Legislative Session after January 20th.
NJNU wishes everyone safe and happy holidays.
This is a page created for our members to interact about staffing issues on their respective units. Your Staffing Committee will also be posting responses to your staffing report forms that have been addressed. Please utilize this page and let your voices be heard!
NJNU Staffing Committee
We have attached Ebola fact sheets for you our members. NJNU has reached out to the facilities it represents to meet and discuss this and safety issues. Please contact NJNU with any concerns you may have also. We will keep you updated as we find out more information also.