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NJNU protests outside to demand better staffing ratios

LIVINGSTON — Sicker patients, more blood to draw, piles of paperwork and hours-long backlogs at the emergency department brought unionized nurses of Saint Barnabas Medical Center out to rally in front of the Livingston hospital Tuesday. To read this article, click here

OR Nurses at KMC Being Reimbursed

NJNU has been working on a class action grievance for the OR nurses at KMC involving non-payment of correct shift differential, non-payment of weekend differential and on-call pay during a six month period. After many meetings, with management, an agreement resulting in the affected nurses being reimbursed the lost wages.


NJNU continues to focus on the impact of adequate nurse staffing on patient outcomes and the various factors that can affect safe staffing. Unfortunately, the employer continues to focus on the corporate end of the healthcare industry, thus forcing our nurses to protect themselves and their patients. While there may be issues that are unique to your unit, there are still a few things that are important for every nurse to know in order to protect their license, as follows:

Staffing at KMC/SBBH

There have been many staffing issues at KMC/SBBH which NJNU is in the process of investigating. We are asking that each of our members continue to report every incident that they feel places their license in jeopardy or comprises your ability to provide quality level care to your patients. In addition, we are in the process of populating a committee dedicated to addressing the staffing issues that are unique to your facility. If you would like more information, please click here.

Staffing at SBMC

The SBMC Joint Labor/Management Staffing Committee is currently underway. NJNU holds meetings the first Monday of every month in our office so that members can discuss the many staffing issues that plague their units. The NJNU Staffing committee members determine which issues they would like to address in the joint meetings with management and send their recommendations to the four members of the Joint Staffing Committee.

The Impact of the Cullen Law & HIPPA on your practice


Health Professionals & Allied Employees (AFT/AFL-CIO) &New Jersey Nurses Union (CWA/ AFL-CIO) present:

HIPAA and the Cullen Law have had a significant impact on the practice of healthcare professionals. While both laws address serious problems, they have been used by some employers to treat employees unfairly. For example, some healthcare professionals have lost their licenses as a result of employer actions. Learn how these laws impact your license and professional practice.


To all SBMC NJNU Members:

Your 2011-2013 contract had been ratified by a majority vote of the membership.

Thankyou all for your support during this process and we look forward to working with you all to continue to ensure our rights and to make SBMC a better place to work.

Copies of the Memorandum of Agreement may be obtained at the union office.

Also we are in need of volunteers for the Staffing Committee and the Safety Committee. The time for a committee is about 2 hours/month and it is a venue for our voices to be heard.

Mandatory Overtime

This is what the Department of Labor Says about the Mandatory Overtime Law:

Q. Is there a law that protects health care workers from being forced to work overtime?

Know Your Weingarten Rights!

Weingarten Rights apply during investigatory interviews. An investigatory interview occurs when (1) management questions an employee to obtain information; and (2) the employee is being asked to defend his or her conduct and/or has a reasonable belief that discipline or other adverse consequences may result from what he or she says.


On May 10th, 2011, KMC/SBBH NJNU members voted overwhelmingly to ratify a 2 year contract with the Hopsital. Your negotiation team worked very hard to negotiate a contract based on the proposals created from your survey results. if you missed the meetings or want a hard copy of the new changes, please contact your delegate or the NJNU office at 973-992-6568. We will be sending the new contract to print soon and will be distribiuting copies to all members.

Again we want to thank everyone for their support.

In Unity,

2011 KMC/SBBH Negotiating Team

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