AFT on the Passing of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg

WASHINGTON-Statement of American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, AFT New Jersey President Donna Chiera, and Health Professionals and Allied Employees President Ann Twomey on the passing of U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg:

“Sen. Lautenberg’s work to make America better, safer and healthier will be his lasting legacy. He was a longtime friend of labor and public employees, coming to Congress after a successful business career but never forgetting his family’s working-class union roots.…

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Statement re: S2063/A3102 the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act

Contact: Jeanne Otersen 201-280-9279

Newark, NJ –

HPAE, the largest union of nurses and health professionals at UMDNJ issued a statement in response to Governor Christie’s signing of S2063/A3102, restructuring Rutgers University, the University of Medicine & Dentistry (UMDNJ) and Rowan University.

HPAE members at UMDNJ include 4,000 nurses, medical researchers and other professionals affected by the reorganization, and who worked to ensure that the legislation included strong protections for:
• The future sustainability of University Hospital, and its community and hospital services in any management agreement with other health providers;
• Workplace rights, including existing collective bargaining rights and contracts that include staffing and workplace safety and health standards;
• Transparency and accountability to Newark and the communities served by UMDNJ in the reorganization.…

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