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
MMCSC/BHBHC Negotiations are scheduled to begin on April 7, 2017. Our team will be keeping our membership updated.
We will also be having frequent membership meetings that EVERYONE must attend. A good contract is won in the workplace not at the table, meaning your support and unity will be the key to a successful contract!
NJNU Negotiating Team
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 email@example.com.
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.