New Jersey Nurses Union, CWA Local 1091
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ALL UNION MEMBERS HAVE RIGHTS THAT ARE PROTECTED BY THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT.  

CONGRATULATIONS KMC/SBBH MEMBERS

The tentative agreement between the New Jersey Nurses Union and Kimball Medical Center/Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health Center was ratified by an overwhelming majority at the ratification meeting held Monday, May 7, 2007.   Congratulations to our members at KMC/SBBH for all of their hard work and dedication throughout the arduous process of bargaining a successor agreement. 

KMC Tentative Agreement

The NJNU Bargaining Committee successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement that addresses our members’ critical concerns – staffing, wages, and job security.  The highlights are as follows:

 

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.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING THE CASH BALANCE PROGRAM

On Wednesday, February 14, 2007, SBMC notified NJNU that there will be revisions made to the SBHCS Cash Balance Pension Program effective April 1, 2007, and that the current participants in that Program will be informed of the changes on February 15. The change is that the interest you will earn on your Cash Balance Account (should you choose to go into that Program) will be 1% per annum less than it was before. This applies to all participants in the system.

KMC Staff Reduction

TO ALL NJNU MEMBERS :

ARTICLE XII
(STAFFING ADJUSTMENTS/FLEXING DOWN)

Please be advised that according to Art. 12 of our contract with KMC, management may reduce staff in the event that the needs of the unit should change. However, there is a process that must be followed, as seen here: They must first cancel any agency and/or traveler nurses within the affected unit.

SBMC Staffing Adjustments

ALL NJNU MEMBERS
ARTICLE XXXIII
(PG. 62 -RN Contract, PG 58 LPN Contract)

Please be advised that according to Art. 33 of our contract with SBMC, management may reduce staff in the event that the needs of the unit should change. However there is a process that must be followed, as seen here:

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