Important Action Regarding Rutgers/Barnabas Alignment: We Need Your Support!
The RWJBH/Rutgers alignment is a transfer of the rights to collect revenue to the Rutgers Clinical Operation, as well as the control associated with that operation. Over 20 years, this is a transfer of at least $10 billion to a private entity, possibly more. In is not clear, what exactly Rutgers gets in return for privatization other than some funds for research and buildings.
The final agreements are being signed as we speak
- This will make Rutgers financially dependent on RWJBH for billions in funding without any oversight.
- It will prevent you from having a say in how patient care is provided.
- It facilitates further movement of residents and services away from University Hospital-Newark, jeopardizing its Trauma 1 status. It may threaten other services provided to the New Brunswick and Newark communities.
3 Things You can Do To Protect Yourself and Patients:
- Join the AAUP-BHSNJ
If you are not a Voting Member of the faculty union, you are now not paying anything to support its efforts due to legal changes. Go to http://aaupbhsnj.org/electronic-membership-form.html and fill out the electronic form. It takes two minutes. If you are unsure, please contact Marisa Jimenez at 201-686-9289.
- Call the Governor (609-292-6000)
Tell him that both his office and the public should review the deal before the Rutgers Board of Governors votes on it.
- Attend the Town Hall with Newark Mayor Ras Baraka
Wed., 7/11/19, Ebenezer Baptist Church, 119 Camden St. Newark, NJ: there will be a public townhall where faculty staff, and members of the community can voice their concerns about the movement of PICU services to Beth Israel, as well talk about the broader privatization agenda. RSVP facebook.com/events/265848380629821
“ AAUP-BHSNJ is the professional Bargaining Representative for more than 1,400 faculty members and librarians of the BHSNJ.
As of July 1, 2013, based on the integration of SOM with Rowan University and the integration of the remaining units of the former UMDNJ with Rutgers University (as per the New
Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act as of 2012) AAUP-UMDNJ became AAUP-BHSNJ.
Faculty and Librarians of the former UMDNJ at both Rutgers and Rowan (and those hired into units of the former UMDNJ) are now part of the Biomedical and Health Sciences of New Jersey American Association of University Professors unit, AAUP-BHSNJ.