The Labor Management/Safety meeting was held November 28th. In addition to a follow-up discussion regarding "old business," the committee discussed safety, staffing, and other key issues.
A meeting of the Local 5106 Rep Council was held November 20th. In attendance were Betsy Nulty, Kathy Boardman, Pat Haynes, Venus Weaver, Mike Wilson, Richelle Kozak and Sue Clements.
We had our third bargaining session with VNA on December 7th. We were introduced to the new VNA HR Director, Gene Karlen. We also signed off on five tentative agreements.
We had our third bargaining session with Wanaque management on December 5th at the Holiday Inn Express. Although our contract expired October 31, 2017, we have a contract extension and all of the provisions of the contract are in effect.
Local 5058's New Nurse Caucus held two well-attended “Know Your Rights” workshops this Monday. The caucus members learned about the practical applications of using our legal rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), as well as our "Weingarten Rights,"
HPAE members and staff are attending the National Conference on Worker Safety and Health (#COSHCON17) this week from Tuesday to today. The conference is being held near Baltimore, Maryland.
We had a great time at the holiday social held at the Clinton Inn on Friday night. It was a wonderful opportunity for local members to relax, talk with co-workers, and to enjoy the great food.
Local officers and HPAE staff attended a training Tuesday on Contract Campaigns and Negotiations at the Labor Education Center at Rutgers University.
The Local 5103 Nomination and Election Committee, working with the American Arbitration Association, has completed Local 5103 Officer Elections. The final results are listed below. Candidates will officially take office December 15, 2017. Technical President Renee Conyers 3 Vice Presidents
Her union coworkers will gather to support her and her family during this difficult time while working on establishing safety standards to prevent this from happening to anyone else.