Nurses union rejects latest contract by RWJ; presents counter offer

The nurses strike at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is in its sixth day as the nurses union fights for better working conditions.

Matt Trapani

Aug 10, 2023, 2:22 AM

Updated 253 days ago

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The nurses strike at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is in its sixth day as the nurses union fights for better working conditions.
A spokesperson for the hospital tells News 12 New Jersey that the union rejected a contract proposal offered on Wednesday.
“United Steel Workers 4-200, the union which represents RWJUH nurses, today formally rejected the hospital's latest offer that would have established clearly defined staffing guidelines, further bolstered nurses' highest-in-the-state salaries and ensured zero increase in employee health contributions for a fourth consecutive year. Unfortunately, the union instead submitted a counterproposal well in excess of its last proposal,” the spokesperson wrote in a statement.
The hospital says the new proposal is under review.
The nurses went on strike on Aug. 4. They are calling for better staffing-to-patient ratios. RWJ University Hospital remains open and fully operational, according to hospital officials.


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