USW Local 4-200 Votes Down Contract with Robert Wood Johnson New Brunswick

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By Joseph Smith

Contact: Jess Kamm Broomell,, 412-562-2444

(Edison, N.J.) – United Steelworkers Local 4-200 announced today that they voted to reject a proposed three-year contract with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick.

“Short staffing remains our number one priority, and our members clearly don’t believe this contract went far enough in this area,” said Local 4-200 President Judy Danella. “We need better staffing so that we can keep workers safe on the job and continue providing top-quality care for our patients.” 

More than 1,700 members who work as nurses throughout the hospital have been on strike against management’s unfair labor practices since Aug. 4.  

“We encourage management to come back to the table with an offer that reflects our dedication and prioritizes safety and health,” said Danella.

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The USW represents 850,000 workers employed in health care, metals, mining, pulp and paper, rubber, chemicals, glass, auto supply and the energy-producing industries, along with a growing number of workers in health care, public sector, higher education, tech and service occupations.

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