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HPAE Local 5185 at Bayonne Medical Center
Successful Joint Contract Action Team Meeting
November 7, 2013
At an enthusiastic and well-attended joint Contract Action Team (CAT) meeting yesterday, over 70 members of Local 5185/Bayonne Medical Center and Local 5186/Christ Hospital joined together to kick off our campaign to achieve good contracts with CarePoint Health, the common employer of members of both locals.
HPAE Public Policy Director Jeanne Otersen and HPAE Public Policy Staff Harriet Rubinstein provided CAT members with a thorough analysis of CarePoint's finances, business practices, and organizational structure. Photo below: Harriet's presentation.
HPAE President Ann Twomey addressed the meeting, urging coordinated action as the best way for the locals to achieve their contract objectives. Current Local 5185 President Donna Benjamin and newly-elected Local 5185 President John Bauer spoke at the meeting, as did Local 5186 President Nicole Mankowski. Photo below: Nicole, John, and Ann.
This is just the first of a series of joint action and events of the contract campaign. A joint action is being planned for early December. Stay tuned for more information about future activities.
Photos below from the CAT meeting:
Joint Contract Action Team Meeting Set For November 6
October 9, 2013
To prepare for upcoming contract negotiations, HPAE Locals 5185 (Bayonne) and 5186 (Christ Hospital) are holding a joint Contract Action Team & 2014 Contract Campaign Kickoff meeting on Wednesday, November 6, at Piccolino Ristorante in Bayonne.
HPAE Supports Paid Sick Leave Bill in Jersey City
September 9, 2013
At a press conference hosted by Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop, HPAE joined with other labor unions, community groups, and activist organizations to support a bill that would require Jersey City employers with more than 10 employees to provide paid sick leave.
HPAE was represented by Local 5185 President Donna Benjamin, Local 5186 President Nicole Mankowski, Local 5147 memberJuan Sequinot, and Jean Pierce, HPAE Policy Staff.
Photos below: Top - Mayor Fulop speaking at the press conference; Middle - Nicole speaking at the press conference; Bottom - Nicole and Juan.
Schedule of Union Meetings and Events
March 26, 2013
Local 5185 holds Rep meetings the second Tuesday of each month at the Union office in Bayonne at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm.
In addition an HPAE Staff Representative is in the cafeteria the fourth Thursday of every month, from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm, to respond to questions and concerns.
Contract Settlement Overwhelmingly Approved by Membership
June 1, 2012
Yesterday, Local 5185 members overwhelmingly ratified a contract settlement that includes wage increases, improvements in staffing and job security provisions, and an increase in sick days and paid time off.
Photos from the membership meetings:
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