Dear AAUP-BHSNJ Faculty:
We wanted to update you in several areas:
Major Announcement Concerning Bargaining Strategy – One Faculty Town Hall
We will be announcing a combined bargaining strategy with our sister union the Rutgers AAUP-AFT. This will give us more bargaining power at the table and cut down on the artificial barriers that Rutgers has created to divide faculty and pit one group against the other. This is major turning point in how we bargain our union contract. Be sure to come by and learn more!
When: Mar 30, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Topic: AAUP-BHSNJ One Faculty Town HallPlease click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81227148645?pwd=UVNmWk5KRVVZMTg1M3d0L3VMZHlnZz09
Supplemental Long-Term Disability Insurance for AAUP-BHSNJ Members
We had several successful informational meetings about the supplemental disability policy for AAUP-BHSNJ membership. These meetings were presented by PearsonRavitz, a physician founded insurance advisory firm to help educate and guide our membership on this exclusive product from Ohio National. To learn more about this unique opportunity, join PearsonRavitz co-founder, Stephanie Pearson, MD, FACOG, for additional virtual meeting on April 20 and 21st. To see exact times and register for the events, please visit www.pearsonravitz.com/aaup. Stay tuned for future announcements on additional opportunities to connect with PearsonRavitz and enrollment details when that becomes available.Please don’t hesitate to reach out to PearsonRavitz with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610.658.3251.
Update on 6.5% Overtax for NJMS Clinical Faculty
Our understanding is the additional 6.5% MSO tax applied to collections to make up for the FY2020 period will be removed starting with the April distribution. We are still working on an Memorandum of Agreement that will finally resolve this issue and our hope is that is should be done soon. If successful, faculty may see an additional return of funds consistent with the agreement.
Transition to Retirement Program deadline is April 1
For those tenured faculty interested in the program, which allows you a 0.5 FTE appointment for 1-3 years before you fully retire you can apply here. Note that the University has removed union members from the union during this transition period. We are taking action to reverse that action. To be eligible for the FTTRP,
You can see more information and enrollment documents here.
Bargaining Survey and Preparing for Contract Negotiations
For those of you who have not yet filled out our survey, you can do so here. For those of you who indicated you would like to become more involved, thank you. We are in the process of reaching out.