Today, HPAE Vice President Bernie Gerard joined with progressive allies to deliver more than 500,000 petitions to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee urging legislators to oppose Rep. Tom Price’s nomination as secretary of HHS.
On January 12th, Arbitrator Michael Pecklers ruled that Meadowlands Hospital had violated the contract and the law by failing to annually advance nurses and techs on the wage step scale as required by the contract.
HPAE members, leaders, and staff participated at rallies in Camden, Newark, and Philadelphia today to demand that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) not be repealed and that millions of people maintain essential health care coverage.
Bergen County officials signed on for another six months with the company that manages Bergen Regional Medical Center while they weigh several bids to take over operations and craft a long-term contract for the Paramus facility.
Human rights advocates are preparing to assemble on Wednesday, January 11th along Cass Street outside New Jersey State Prison in Trenton. They will be condemning the use of solitary confinement in New Jersey prisons.
At a public meeting sponsored by OSHA, HPAE Vice President Bernie Gerard and Local 5089 Grievance Chair Banita Herndon supported a national OSHA standard to prevent workplace violence in healthcare and social assistance workplaces.
The HPAE State Executive Council has voted to support the Women's March on Washington, which will be held January 21, 2017, the day after the inauguration of the new President.