Nurses at Virtua Memorial are trained to remind patients that they “always have time” for them. But the nurses say that because of staffing shortages, that isn’t always the case. Staffing has become an issue of growing concern for about
From NorthJersey.com Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center –the Secaucus hospital where inpatient admissions have dropped to fewer than 30 patients a day – is slated to be sold to a multimillionaire real estate developer who owns a pair of surgery centers
Janice Fitzgerald, RN, APN and an HPAE Local 5089 member, participated in an event last Monday in Camden, NJ to highlight the public health impacts of climate change. In her presentation to the group, Janice noted that “the debate is
At the weekly "Tuesdays with Toomey" action, Temple-Episcopal RN and Local 5106 VP Sue Clements spoke to the crowd outside U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's office in the city, calling on the senator to protect addiction rehabilitation services provided by the
After two bargaining sessions with Virtua, we have made little progress. Virtua's constant theme is that we need to "Do More with Less" instead of addressing our concerns regarding staffing, health and retirement benefits, and scheduling issues.
The Local 5118 Negotiations Committee met with management representatives today for our first bargaining session in negotiations for a successor contract. While we have a number of contract proposals, our focus is on improving staffing.
Federal Judge Michael Shipp supported HPAE's position and ruled that an arbitrator's decision to reinstate a terminated employee at Jersey Shore University Medical Center was valid and based on ample evidence. The judge ordered Hackensack Meridian Health to comply with
Local 5106 VP Sue Clements participated in a “Tuesdays with Toomey” (Pat Toomey is the Republican Senator from Pennsylvania) rally in Philadelphia to highlight how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded and improved medical services for children—the same services that
We're holding important membership meetings at the Homewood Suites on March 29th (7:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm, & 7:30pm) as we move closer to contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian.
The Local 5105 Negotiations Committee began bargaining a successor contract with Virtua management today. We presented our initial proposals and will have another negotiations session again in two weeks.