During a statehouse press conference today in Trenton, HPAE and other unions joined with Governor-Elect Murphy, Congressman Donald Norcross, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Speaker-Elect Craig Coughlin to support a hike in the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15/hour.
HPAE leaders from eight locals attended HPAE's 3rd annual Leadership Development Program (LDP) at the Labor Education Center on November 1 and 2.
Members of HPAE Locals 5089 (RNs) and 5094 (non-nursing professional staff) at University Hospital (UH) in Newark held a lunchtime rally and picket today as a show of unity between the locals and to kick off their contract campaign.
Last night a dozen HPAE members and staff attended a public hearing on the affiliation of JFK Medical Center with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). If the merger goes through, HMH will own 15 hospitals in the state of New Jersey.