New Jersey Nurses Union, CWA Local 1091
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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

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  • Appeal Process

    Dear Members,

    . We know a lot of you became sick with Covid-19 during the Critical Shift Bonus time and your eligible hours were decreased, giving you less money. If you have been rejected after going through this entire process PLEASE let us know! We’ve emailed all members the Appeal process.

    So please finish the process and send all of your information to us via email at or FAX at 973-992-8410. We will look into it from there, but we can’t unless we have the information.



    March 5, 2020

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    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect communities across the globe, CWA leaders are engaging with employers to ensure that they are providing CWA members with comprehensive safety and prevention measures in an environment that encourages open and free communication without fear of reprisal or negative impacts on pay or continued employment.

    CWA's Health and Safety department has established a process for locals to report on what protections employers have put in place as well as for members to report any incidents of exposure or infection. If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms consistent with infection, please contact your CWA Local or District immediately.

    Local health and safety committees are also sharing information with members on protocols for avoiding infection at their workplaces.

    These resources provide more information on how to protect yourself from coronavirus infection, what to do if you are sick, and how to address the risk of infection in your workplace:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Disease 2019
    Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID-19 Hazard Recognition
    AFL-CIO Coronavirus Resources

  • Delegate Assignments



                               SBMC DELEGATE UNIT ASSIGNMENTS


    Delegate/Officer                                                 SBMC Assignments

    Maria Refinski PACU 7a-8p                                   PACU, ACC HEMO, Hemo

    Aileen Frattini Radiology 7a-3p                             Radiology, Infusion/Cancer Center, IVT

    Tracey Morales-Wright 2400 7p-8a                       2300, 2400, CTICU 

    Shannon Gomes 2200 7a-8p                                 2200, 4200, Tele Floats                                                  


    Delphine Anderson PICU 7p-8a                             PICU, 4300

    Wuilda Castro PEDS/ED 7a-8p                              PEDS/ED, ED

    Chrissy Hug 4West 7a-8p                                     4West/6700, MS Floats, 2WONC

    Sandy Weintraub GI/ENDO 7a-3p                          GI/ENDO, SDS, 1 WEST

    Diane Porcaro FCC 6:30p-7:30a                            3200, 3300, 3400, 3700, 6100, NICU                                                                          


    Lauren Snyder PACU 8a-9p                                    PACU, 4100/4700

    Chris Sanford CCU 7a-8p                                       CCU/ICU/NSICU, 5200

    Lenka Muskova OR 7a-3p                                      OR, L & D

    Mary Szatkowski BICU 6p-7a                                 BICU, 2100

    Madeline Kincaid M/S Float 7p-8a                         M/S Floats, 5300/5700

    Ashley Rivera ED 3p-4a                                         ED, RDU

    All per diems and floats on each respective unit, should contact that unit’s delegate for assistance. If you have any questions, issues, or concerns, please contact your delegate. If they are unavailable, please contact ANY Delegate or the NJNU office @ 973-992-6568; fax 973-992-8410.  Website:    

                               MMCSC/BHBHC DELEGATE UNIT ASSIGNMENTS


    Delegate/Officer                                         MMCSC Assignments


                                                                        ICU/CCU, OBS, M/S TELE,                                             

                                                                        Outpatient Infusion, Cath Lab,

                                                                         Radiology, Special Procedures


    Barbara Robson ED 11a-11p                       ED/PESS, OR, PACU,     

                                                                         GI/ENDO, SDS, PAT


    Delegate/Officer                                         BHBHC Assignments


    Patricia Caccavale KNE 7a-7p                    Voluntary, STC, Barnabas Unit



  • Safe Patient Care

  • NJspotlight - Staffing Levels

  • Nurses Ralley at Statehouse for Safe Staffing Ratios

  • Staffing Committee Interactive Page

    Dear Members:

    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

  • Ebola Information

    NJNU Members;

    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.