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Our Union

NJNU-CWA Local 1091 was organized to foster the general welfare of its members. It exists for the purpose of addressing the staff nurses’ concerns related to wages, rates of pay, hours, working conditions, and grievance handling. NJNU-CWA Local 1091 continues to maintain and improve the professional standards of health care delivery. We represent Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC), and Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center (BHBHC).

Additionally, NJNU-CWA Local 1091 is a professional nurses union that continues to improve standards of nursing care. We believe that working staff nurses, as health care professionals who implement policies and procedures, should have input into the formulation of policies that directly impact the delivery of their nursing care.

In 1999, NJNU affiliated with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) with more than 700,000 individuals who organized together for bargaining power and justice for all working families. This affiliation allows us to increase our strength while maintaining a considerable degree of autonomy.


We represent Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) at these facilities:


Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center


Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

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Barnabas Health
Behavioral Health Center

2024-2026 Officers

CBMC Delegates

  • Delphine Anderson - PICU

  • Wuilda Castro - ED

  • Jennifer Cheatham - 2300

  • Andrew Estera - Hemodialysis

  • Laura  Friedenbach - FCC/Nursery

  • Laura Gramatica - Endoscopy Room

  • Mark Gutierrez - Hemodialysis

  • Alison Lemkin - L&D

  • Michelle Marsh - 2400

  • Bijal Patel - Hemodialysis

  • Ida Podolski - Endoscopy Room

  • Diane Porcaro - FCC/Nursery

  • Molly Schulenburg - GI/ENDO

  • Laura Slack - 4300

  • Sara Triana-Cortes - Telemetry Float Pool   

  • Sandra Weintraub - GI/ENDO

  • Khalia Williams - LPN, Med Surg 41/47


  • Mary Barbes - NJNU Labor Rep

  • Heidi Carley - Med Surg Unit II - 4H

  • Kristin Cramer - ED

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