A number of coalition locals around the country are continuing to engage in tough bargaining with the Red Cross. The coalition steering committee has made the decision to extend the current contract through November 9th
Our members voted to ratify both the national and local tentative agreements that included an 8% raise over three years, better healthcare coverage and no givebacks on travel time, mileage, and guaranteed hours.
Because of the AMAZING work you all did over the past two weeks and the incredible turnout for our session on October 1st, management heard your voices loud and clear.
Late last week, our coalition brothers and sisters agreed to extend the contract for 12 days. We did this to make sure that we lock in the raises in the National Addendum retroactively.
We are bargaining with management on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd. We are giving management ONE LAST CHANCE to come to their senses and take their cuts off the table.
Management has reached out to us to schedule bargaining dates on October 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
On September16th, Local 5103 members sent a clear message to Red Cross and voted to authorize the negotiating team to take action up to a strike if necessary.
This week, your local bargaining committee meet with management to work on settling a local contract.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
Read the National bargaining Team update here.
As we reported in the last national bargaining update, the Union Coalition made a comprehensive economic counter-proposal to the American Red Cross at our last national bargaining session, June 19-21.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5103 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are currently accepting nominations for open positions to serve on the Negotiations team.
We’re at a critical place with negotiations for the National Addendum.
The national bargaining session June 19-21 was the last scheduled national session with the Red Cross. The Union Coalition made progress on issues that affect our day-to-day lives, but management remains far from the union..
At the national bargaining session on June 5-7, the Union Coalition ended negotiations with ARC Management after another week of no real progress.
Last Monday, management made a proposal to assign apheresis float staff to permanent sites. Once assigned to a site, the employee would not receive mileage or travel time when scheduled at that site. This proposal is an attack on our
Union Members Present Proposals Bargaining team members from the Coalition of Red Cross Unions presented proposals to American Red Cross management to improve worker and donor safety, improve worker retention, decrease workforce turnover, and improve employees’ work-life balance. By
We’re gearing up for negotiations of the National Addendum this year.
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
Hello Brothers and Sisters! We are currently in talks with the region on several topics: Cross Training Market Adjustment Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) Guaranteed Hours Pay Cross Training We continue to talk, and we are working to reach an agreement
The election is being overseen by the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Ballots were mailed to all members in good standing on October 31, 2017. The deadline for receipt of ballots is Monday, November 27, 2017, to be counted.
The official results of the HPAE Local 5103 Officer Election have been tabulated by our Nomination and Election Committee and were certified by the committee on September 8, 2017 Click here for the election results. Congratulations to all the winners.
This week we met with management for our National Joint Leadership meeting (JLT) and we also had our National Labor Management meeting. At our JLT meeting management realized they need input from front line staff to make their business run
On Sunday, January 15th, members of our Local overwhelmingly ratified the Redline Agreement along with an agreement on the Charge and Double Red Premium!
The national addendum we negotiated along with 4000 Red Cross Union Members from all across the country included strong benefits and a dramatic improvement in our health insurance, but the redline process for reconciling our national and local contracts has
Hello Brothers and Sisters, There will be a bid sheet coming out for Christmas Day. If you would like to work please sign up. The run is in Union New Jersey and it is a 9-2. NO ONE will be
Scores of Philadelphia service workers, such as janitors and security guards, will get better pay under a law expanding the city’s prevailing wage regulations that Mayor Kenney signed Thursday.
At the HPAE 2016 Convention, delegates came together to make important decisions about the future of our union through a series of resolutions, constitutional amendments, and by-laws changes.
Members of eight national unions representing 4,000 ARC employees have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a national agreement with the Red Cross. This is the first time that ARC union members have come together to achieve a contract that builds
Last night, Local 5103 members voted overwhelmingly to ratify a National Tentative Agreement that was negotiated between the National ARC Biomedical Services Division and eight labor unions representing ARC healthcare workers across the country. The other unions in the
A membership meeting to discuss and vote on the National Tentative Agreement with American Red Cross will be held next Sunday, 4 pm, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Cherry Hill, NJ. The agreement includes wage increases, an improved
Thats all, folks - no more news!
In This Local
- Take the 2018 American Red Cross Bargaining Unit Employee Quality of Life Survey
- ARC National Bargaining report: May 14, 2018
- Local 5103 Officer and Rep List
- Bagdown Newsletter - October 2018
- Local 5103 National Agreement (2015 to 2018)
- Local 5103 1 year Contract Extension (2014 - 2015)
- Local 5103 Contract (2011 - 2014)
- Local 5103 Constitution and Bylaws
- Local 5103 Incident Reporting Form
- Local 5103 Work Rules
- Local 5103 Negotiations Team Nomination Form
Upcoming Events for Local 5103
No upcoming events at this time.
About Local 5103
HPAE Local 5103 was organized in 1996 and we achieved our first contract with the Penn-Jersey Region of the American Red Cross in May 1997. We represent the following job titles at the Region’s Donor Services Division:
- Collections: Donor Collections Assistant (DCA), Auditors, Pheresis DCAs
- Production Planning: Scheduling Specialists, Administrative Assistants, Position Control Coordinator
- Professional: Registered Nurses