Welcome to Local 5138

HPAE Local 5138 represents Registered Nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center/Meridian in Manahawkin, NJ.

News

Nurses Overwhelmingly Vote Yes
Nov 15 2018

Unionized nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) rejected an attempt to eliminate their union rights with a landslide victory vote on November 13 and 14.

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Watch the video & stand with HPAE locals at HMH
Sep 20 2018

Health professionals speak out to protect their patients, and as a union we go beyond the walls of our facility to help our communities understand the risks and incidents that occur when we are caring for too many patients.

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Take a second to make a difference: Spread the word on Social Media
Aug 14 2018

Help us spread the message through social media. On Facebook: use the tags – @HPAE.AFT, @HackensackMeridianHealth Here’s the message: I support the HPAE caregivers standing up for patient care! #PatientsOverProfit #FairContractNow patientsoverprofit.org On Twitter: Tag: @HPAEAFT, @HMHNJ Here’s the message:

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Taking our fight to the community!
Aug 02 2018

As HMH continues to stall at the bargaining table in an attempt to wear down our negotiating committees with unreasonable and unsafe proposals, we, the members, are taking our message to the public.

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Update: Unreasonable Denial of PTO
Jun 07 2018

Everyone deserves a day off! Hackensack Meridian continues to unreasonably deny members the time off we earn and has not provided information necessary for pursuing our grievance.

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Rally for Healthcare
May 30 2018

The Nurses and Health Professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health are demanding that large corporation put patient care before corporate wealth.

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HPAE Raises Concerns About HMH-JFK Merger
Oct 31 2017

Last night a dozen HPAE members and staff attended a public hearing on the affiliation of JFK Medical Center with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH). If the merger goes through, HMH will own 15 hospitals in the state of New Jersey.

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Contract Update and Strike Vote
Jul 19 2017

In negotiations on Monday, July 17th, our local bargaining committees were joined by 50+ nurses from JSUMC and SOMC to discuss issues members have experienced using the employer's health insurance plan.

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We’re Bargaining for Patient Safety, Workers’ Rights
Jul 18 2017

Nearly 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin are negotiating for a contract that protects patients, healthcare workers and their communities at each HMH facility.

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HPAE Locals @ HMH Demand a Fair Contract
May 31 2017

The presidents and members of Locals 5030, 5058, and 5138 went to Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) corporate headquarters demanding to talk to corporate executives about the need for a fair contract.

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Bargaining Begins at Hackensack Meridian Health
May 01 2017

HPAE Local 5030/Palisades Medical Center began contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health today. Meanwhile HPAE members at Local 5058/Jersey Shore Medical Center and Local 5138/Southern Ocean Medical Center are standing with Palisades members, United as HPAE @ Hackensack Meridian.

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Meridian Nurses Protest Health Benefits Contract Violation
Mar 02 2016

  More than 800 Registered Nurses from Local 5058/Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Local 5138/Southern Ocean Medical Center have joined together in a class action grievance and mass petition that calls on Meridian Health to restore health benefits as

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Members Ratify Contract Settlement
Oct 03 2015

  Local 5138 members voted overwhelmingly yesterday to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with Meridian Health. At the same time, Local 5058 members at Jersey Shore Medical Center voted in favor of their settlement with Meridian. The contracts, which

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