New Jersey Nurses Union, CWA Local 1091
58 East Mount Pleasant. Livingston NJ 07039
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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


    The contract for MMCSC/BHBHC expires tomorrow May 24, 2017.  We have had 11 sessions and a mediator session to try to bring the parties together but have not reached an agreement. Your Union has filed unfair labor practice charges against the hospital for engaging in unfair labor practices related to them giving you false information such as taking a strike vote which we have not.

    We are willing to continue to negotiate with the hospital but we cannot negotiate with ourselves. We will continue to update you but it is important that you remain united and disregard the hospital's threats and seek out information from your team/delegates. Thank you for your continued support.

    2017 NJNU Negotiating Team

  • Tuition Reimbursement 2015-2016 SBMC Members

    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


    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.

  • Safe Staffing

    Dear Members:
    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.

  • Nurses Ralley at Statehouse for Safe Staffing Ratios

  • Staffing Committee Interactive Page

    Dear Members:

    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

  • Ebola Information

    NJNU Members;

    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.


  • 2013 Pensions & Benefits Meeting Video Part 2