On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Registered Nurses with the Health Professionals and Allied Employees (HPAE), at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) and Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC), ratified new 22-month contracts with Hackensack-Meridian Health.
On Thursday, December 13th, nurses from Southern Ocean Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center overwhelmingly ratified new contracts running through May 31, 2020. This victory is the result of the hard work from union caregivers across our union
The nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center reached a tentative agreement recently with Hackensack Meridian Health.
Nurses from Jersey Shore University Medical Center and Southern Ocean Medical Center have reached a tentative deal on a new contract, union officials said Thursday night.
We have confirmed our 8am ratification meeting on Thursday, December 13th will be held in the Coastal Room at the Holiday Inn (151 NJ-72, Manahawkin).
Nearly 2,500 nurses and health professionals across the health system bargained with HMH administration since late spring.
Our local bargaining committee is pleased to announce we have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract with HMH, which must be ratified by the membership.
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.
Unionized nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center were greeted by community members who gathered in support of their fight to protect patient safety at their hospital.
We're standing together to say YES to our union! The protections in our contract allow us to fulfill our duty as patient advocates.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that there are three (3) Local 5138 officer positions that are up for election this year. Nominations for these positions are currently being accepted by the nomination committee.
A Board Agent will administer an election on Tuesday, November 13th: 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm and Wednesday, November 14th: 6:00 am – 9:30 am and 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Last week it was reported that Health Professionals and Allied Employees Local 5138, had scored a victory when the National Labor Relations Board threw out a petition calling for a decertification election at the hospital.
Worker intimidation and anti-union tactics are attempts to silence Nurses in Manahawkin.
Negotiations between Hackensack Meridian Health and HPAE have been tenuous as 2,500 represented are fighting to put an end to intimidation tactics in their workplace and to demand safe patient limits in the interest of patient and worker safety.
We formed our union at our community hospital in 2003 to ensure a professional voice for nurses in the decisions affecting our patients, our practice and our jobs.
The Health Professionals and Allied Employees accused Hackensack Meridian Health today of illegally orchestrating a union decertification effort using aggressive anti-union tactics that will ultimately fail.
On Sunday, union nurses picketed again in Neptune, showing strength and resolve in our fight for a contract we’ll be proud to ratify.
Informational Pickets Planned outside of Hackensack Meridian
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.
Approximately 300 Southern Ocean Medical Center nurses are still working without a contract with SOMC’s parent company, Hackensack Meridian Health, after the one-year deal expired at the end of July.
The nomination and elections for HPAE Convention delegates has concluded.
With negotiations for new contracts stalled, union health workers on Wednesday picketed outside Palisades Medical Center and its nursing home, as well as two other hospitals in the Hackensack Meridian Health system. Car and truck horns blared on River Road
Emerson, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest non-profit and most profitable health system, pays its top officers millions of dollars and spends tens of millions of dollars on lobbying and public relations but refuses to reach a settlement
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:
In the face of management's stall tactics, bad faith bargaining and take-back proposals in negotiations with our union, our local bargaining committee has called for...
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.
As of 7:00 AM on July 31, the contracts expired for two more HPAE locals currently in bargaining with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH).
After weeks of delays, management goes to bed while our contract expires.
HPAE requested a Federal Mediator to assist in scheduling bargaining dates before the end of July and attend the ongoing negotiations. The contract, covering nearly 1,100 workers at both facilities, now owned by Hackensack Meridian Health, expired on July 20.
Members from four HPAE facilities in the Hackensack Meridian Health system voted to support our local bargaining committees and oppose unfair labor practices by authorizing the committee to call for concerted activity...
HPAE nurses and health professionals at four Hackensack Meridian locations have voted in favor of engaging in concerted activities.
The Nominations/Election Committee announces that they are now accepting nominations to represent Local 5138 at this year’s HPAE State Convention.
Nurses from our hospitals were joined in bargaining by HPAE members from Palisades in Hudson County.
Raise The Bar For Patients: Management Slows Down As Nurses Mobilize To Attend Bargaining
Hundreds of union and community members rallied on June 27th to demonstrate our common goal: Put patient health before corporate wealth. On July 2-3, our Local 5058 and 5138 committee discussed raising standards for workers and patients in our hospitals
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (North Bergen and Neptune, NJ) – Nurses and health professionals bargaining with NJ’s largest healthcare corporation, Hackensack Meridian, held a Rally for Healthcare on Wednesday, June 27. At the bargaining table, 3,000 health professionals represented by
Bargaining is underway as we stand together for our patients! We return to the bargaining table tomorrow.
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.
Members from Local 5030 told stories to the health system’s bargaining team about staffing problems at Palisades that could put healthcare workers and our patients at risk every day.
The Nurses and Health Professionals at Hackensack Meridian Health are demanding that large corporation put patient care before corporate wealth.
HPAE and the Coalition for Patient Rights and Safe Staffing celebrated Nurses’ Week at a Town Hall event on “Patient Safety and Safe Staffing in Healthcare.” Safe staffing levels continue to be the most important issue for healthcare professionals.
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.
We've prepared a special update for members regarding the recent contract settlement with HMH, as well as class action grievances concerning health insurance, prescription drugs, and the market rate adjustments.
Nurses at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) hospitals represented by HPAE voted on Wednesday to approve a one-year contract.
After nearly two months of negotiations that extended beyond the contract deadline of July 31, a tentative agreement has been reached between nurses represented by HPAE and Hackensack Meridian System.
After nurses voted last week to authorize strikes at two Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) hospitals, the nurses called in a federal mediator to join bargaining this week. The authorization allows the negotiating committees for the nurses to send to HMH
Nurses bargaining for a new contract with their current employer, Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) voted at the end of last week to authorize their bargaining committee to conduct a strike or another form of concerted activity if they are unable
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.
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.
On Monday July 10th, 60+ HPAE members joined the Local 5058 and 5138 bargaining committees to demand safe staffing.
Nearly 1,500 nurses represented by HPAE, NJ’s largest healthcare union, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune and Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, began negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) on Wednesday, June 21.
HPAE locals are standing united with the community for patient safety and safe staffing levels at all Hackensack Meridan Health (HMH) hospitals. We are also fighting for improved access to healthcare providers, limits on rising out of pocket medical costs,
HPAE locals are standing united with the community for patient safety and safe staffing levels at all Hackensack Meridan Health (HMH) hospitals.
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.
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.
Local 5138 nurses leafleted their co-workers outside Southern Ocean Medical Center today to kick off our contract campaign and to highlight the gains that we have made as a union.
HPAE locals at Palisades Medical Center, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Southern Ocean Medical Center, and The Harborage - all owned by Hackensack Meridian Health - have initiated a petition campaign to highlight priority issues.
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.
Two upcoming events highlight our fight for good health insurance. On Sept. 12, we will be introducing a health insurance resolution at the Neptune Town Council. And on Sept. 22, HPAE and NJ Hedge Clippers are sponsoring a forum on
June 21, 2016 Yesterday, over 20 Local 5138 members leafleted employees at the hospital to highlight the need to improve staffing levels in our hospital. Through a joint staffing committee, we work with Meridian nursing management to achieve patient safety
HPAE members testifed at two public hearings held yesterday to review the proposed merger of the Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health. While supporting the pending merger of Hackensack and Meridian, they urged the New Jersey Attorney General
With the merger of Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network drawing closer, leaders of the four HPAE locals who will be dealing with the new, mega health system met recently to discuss a united strategy for the merger
We have filed two class action grievances against Meridian regarding management’s violation of the contract regarding health insurance and market rate adjustments. On March 3, we met with Sherrie String, Senior VP for Human Resources. She has denied both
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
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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In This Local
- Don't Let HMH Corporate Lead Us Backward
- Report Form to Document Scheduling Problems
- Local 5138 Officer and Rep List
- Local 5138 News - June 2018
- Local 5138 Contract (July 31, 2017 to July 31, 2018)
- Local 5138 Constitution and Bylaws
- HPAE Grievance Form
- HPAE Retiree Medical Trust - Basic Information
- Local 5138 Officer Candidate Rules of Conduct
- Local 5138 2018 Officer Nomination Petition
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