August 6, 2023
From Fight Back News

Edison, NJ – Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 4-200  began an unfair labor practice (ULP) strike, August 4,  at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick.  

The more than 1700 nurses work throughout the hospital, in many cases providing care for some of the most complex cases in the state. 

Their most recent contract expired on June 30, after several months of bargaining. The parties then extended it through July 21. 

Workers provided the hospital’s management with notice of their intent to strike on July 24.

“Our members remain deeply committed to our patients,” said Local 4-200 President Judy Danella. “However, we must address urgent concerns, like staffing. We need enough nurses on each shift, on each floor, so we can devote more time to each patient and keep ourselves safe on the job.”