Hundreds of Robert Wood Johnson nurses on strike cut off from health benefits

The 1,700 nurses are now required to enroll in COBRA coverage, which allows them to continue benefits for a limited time for anywhere from $700 to $2,500 per month.

Matt Trapani

Sep 1, 2023, 10:59 PM

Updated 315 days ago

Share:

Nearly 2,000 nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital who are on strike have been cut off from their health care benefits.
The 1,700 nurses are now required to enroll in COBRA coverage, which allows them to continue benefits for a limited time for anywhere from $700 to $2,500 per month.
"Robert Wood Johnson management's decision to discontinue nurses' health insurance was cruel and unnecessary, even while their unfair labor practices and refusal to negotiate in good faith unnecessarily prolong the labor dispute,” a spokesperson for USW Local 4-200, the union representing the nurses, wrote in a statement. “We urge management to join us at the bargaining table so that together we can address urgent concerns, including adequate staffing to match the complexity of care we require."
A spokesperson for the hospital stated, “We continue to urge union leadership to consider the significant potential hardships the ongoing strike is having on our RWJUH nurses and their families if negotiations continue to be unproductive.”


More from News 12
1:57
Stop & Shop to close 10 ‘underperforming’ locations across New Jersey

Stop & Shop to close 10 ‘underperforming’ locations across New Jersey

2:05
STORM WATCH: Chance of stormy weather tonight into Saturday for parts of NJ

STORM WATCH: Chance of stormy weather tonight into Saturday for parts of NJ

1:16
Prosecutor: Bergen County pastor charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses against teen

Prosecutor: Bergen County pastor charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses against teen

1:52
AT&T security breach hits nearly all cellular customers and landline accounts

AT&T security breach hits nearly all cellular customers and landline accounts

3:06
Jury ends first day of deliberations in Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial without a verdict

Jury ends first day of deliberations in Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption trial without a verdict

0:47
Point Pleasant Beach officials at odds with company over 5G cell towers

Point Pleasant Beach officials at odds with company over 5G cell towers

1:41
Heavy rain causes flooding in parts of southern New Jersey

Heavy rain causes flooding in parts of southern New Jersey

2:21
Ruptured pipe causes raw sewage to pour into Red Bank storm drains

Ruptured pipe causes raw sewage to pour into Red Bank storm drains

1:59
Coach USA cutting 20 NJ Transit bus routes in North Jersey

Coach USA cutting 20 NJ Transit bus routes in North Jersey

0:32
East Brunswick teen accused of plotting to destroy energy facilities to advance white supremacist views

East Brunswick teen accused of plotting to destroy energy facilities to advance white supremacist views

0:13
Sailor saved from capsized sailboat in Barnegat Bay

Sailor saved from capsized sailboat in Barnegat Bay

0:40
United Airlines flight from Miami to Newark diverted after passenger fights with flight attendant

United Airlines flight from Miami to Newark diverted after passenger fights with flight attendant

0:54
Fairfield police release new surveillance photos of missing 16-year-old

Fairfield police release new surveillance photos of missing 16-year-old

1:58
PSE&G: Roads reopen in Union City following emergency repairs on ruptured gas line

PSE&G: Roads reopen in Union City following emergency repairs on ruptured gas line

0:24
USDA: Health alert issued for ready-to-eat meat illegally imported from the Philippines

USDA: Health alert issued for ready-to-eat meat illegally imported from the Philippines

0:33
Caught on camera: Car burglar enters unlocked vehicles in Gloucester Township

Caught on camera: Car burglar enters unlocked vehicles in Gloucester Township

0:18
NJ Transit: North Jersey Coast Line rail service resumes; commuters frustrated over continued issues

NJ Transit: North Jersey Coast Line rail service resumes; commuters frustrated over continued issues

2:03
Paws & Pals: Moose now up for adoption with Brick City Rescue

Paws & Pals: Moose now up for adoption with Brick City Rescue

1:34
The Real Deal: How to beat inflation with a summer spending plan

The Real Deal: How to beat inflation with a summer spending plan

1:56
Police: 8-year-old fatally struck by car while riding bike in Morris County

Police: 8-year-old fatally struck by car while riding bike in Morris County