New Jersey Nurses Union, CWA Local 1091
58 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Livingston NJ 07039
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Memorandum of Agreement between SBMC and NJNU ratified 12-02-09

Memorandum of Agreement between

Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NJNU

duration November 2, 2009 -November 1, 2011

ratified 12-02-09

**See attached document for the contract agreement.**

Memorandum of Agreement between SBMC and NJNU ratified 12-02-09

Memorandum of Agreement between

Saint Barnabas Medical Center and NJNU

duration November 2, 2009 -November 1, 2011

ratified 12-02-09

**See attached document for the contract agreement.**

HIPAA

NJNU wants to remind our members that any access into a patient’s confidential information that is not under your direct care is a violation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This is a federal law that all health care providers must abide by. No matter what good intentions you may have for looking up any information for a visitor, doctor, relative or friend, the minute you access that information you are breaking the law.

Short Staffing Forms

Please continue to send your Short Staffing forms to NJNU, however due to the large amount of short staffing forms that we receive, we cannot respond to each individual form. Each and every short staffing form is addressed by both NJNU and SBMC and KMC management.   

Your Rights

ALL UNION MEMBERS HAVE RIGHTS THAT ARE PROTECTED BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.  

YOU DESERVE A BREAK TODAY

Many of the nurses at the KMC/SBBH are forced to work without the luxury of a break or lunch during their 12 hour shift due to the chronic short staffing that plagues their facilities.  The current staffing issue leaves nurses unable to take full breaks except briefly for the rest room or to get something that they can eat at the nursing station. 

Management has stated that if a nurse is forced to eat their meals at the nursing station, that it is not considered a lunch and they would therefore be entitled to their "30-minute" pay. 

KMC Violence in the Workplace

Nurses, particularly those who work in psychiatric units and ERs, care for patients who are verbally or physically abusive. Nurses at both facilities have been involved in violent incidents, including patients with possession of knives, and even patients who are physically and verbally abusive.

 

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