All four HPAE bargaining units at Palisades Medical Center overwhelmingly voted to ratify a 1 year contract agreement with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) which provides for a 2.25% wage increase and sets up a process for joint bargaining with other HPAE locals in the HMH system.
The key highlights of the contract agreement:
*Building Power within the HMH System: Within 90 days of ratification, the Union and HMH will be meeting to discuss joint bargaining on common issues with our sister HPAE hospitals at Jersey Shore and Southern Ocean Medical Center.
*Staffing: The staffing committee language was improved and outdated language staffing language was removed.
*Breaks: Management now is required to schedule breaks at the beginning of each shift with each member.
*Major wage realignments for 12 job titles
*NO CHANGES to our health insurance benefits and premium co-pay percentages.