Frequently Asked Questions
Vote will be Sunday July 9th 8a-830p at the Union Office: 1440 How Lane, North Brunswick 08902
Monday July 10th 8a-830p at the Hungarian Center, 175 Somerset St, New Brunswick 08901
Must Vote in person
Vote will consist of a ballot which will have: 2 Choices
Yes – Accept Contract
No – Authorize Strike
ONLY One Choice
If 50% Plus 1 Accept the Contract. The contract goes into affect immediately.
If 50 % PLUS 1 vote Yes to authorize a Strike, the hospital will be served a 10 day notice on Tuesday July 11th. At that point we will tell you when the strike will begin & further action plans.
You are encouraged to File for Unemployment Immediately
Your medical insurance will be covered until the end of the month. On Tuesday July 11th we will know if it will be covered longer. In the chance it is not, USW has Strike Insurance Plan that will cover you and your family at a minimal cost. More will be explained at the meetings.
You should be expected to come to the Picket line and join comitlers for the union
We have heard about staffing all year long. Every unit is affected by staffing. The hospital spent 58 million dollars on travelers, that money should go to our Nurses. We continue to have 122 travelers in the hospital. Time to Take Our Hospital Back!!
No Retirement Benefits
No Staffing & Acuity
No Decrease in Pay for Benefits
No Retention Bonus
No Increase in Call
No Uniform Allowance for 0.8 & Below
The results of the vote will be known at approximately 10pm July 10th. If it is a YES vote all is the same. If it is a NO and STRIKE Authorization know that the negoticating team is ready, willing, and able to meet with the Hospital at anytime if called back.
You will not lose your seniority if you Strike. New nurses will be covered/protected. Your benefit bank will be protected