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HPAE Local 5004 at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center
Local 5004 OFFICER ELECTIONS
Officer elections are coming!! A Nominations and Elections Committee has been appointed and soon you will be receiving a nomination form. Consider becoming involved in the local by running for an open position or nominating a colleague. All officer positions are up for nomination and election, the descriptions are below. If you have questions contact a committee member:
They are President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer.
The President leads the Local by participating as an active voice in State and National initiatives; structuring the Local Executive Board to function as a team; leading the Local to address local issues by setting goals, implementing plans, and overseeing committees; assuring an effective internal organizing and communication plan; and assuring the contract is upheld at all times.
The Vice-President’s job is to perform all duties of the Office of Vice President as determined by the Local Executive Board. This includes the coordination of the activities of the unit representatives and members in their designated areas and serving as chairpersons of designated committees.
The Secretary/Treasurer is an active participant of the Local Executive Board and is responsible for recording and maintaining minutes of all union meetings and any communications as determined by the Local Executive Board. He/she follows all established policies and guidelines relative to meeting the fiscal requirements of the Local.
Look for a nomination form in the mail soon and then a ballot to vote for the candidates. Nominate someone and vote. Be involved!
Support Our Safe Staffing Campaign
August 25, 2014
Each Local 5004 member has received a memo advising you of the proposed New Jersey nurse to patient staffing ratio legislation, as it applies to your particular area of expertise, as well as some common language for all New Jersey hospitals.
We will only be able to achieve nurse to patient ratios in New Jersey law if all of us get involved and work for its passage. You were sent a Pledge form to fill out, please do so. Every member should fill out this Pledge with at least one activity they will participate in to help get the law passed. Return your Pledge to your unit communicator (rep), union officer and/or place it in the locked union mailbox in the nursing office.
Our Local's 40th Anniversary Celebration
August 21, 2014
All members are encouraged to attend the 40th annivesary celebration on October 24 at the Woodcliff Lake Hilton Hotel, 7 pm to 11 pm.
The deadline to respond is August 29.
IT’S TIME TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE! - Become a member of the Contract Action Team (CAT)
August 20, 2014
All members were asked to decide on your representatives from their unit and shift to be a member of the Contract Action Team (CAT). This endeavor is for a short period of time – October 2014 to the end of negotiations – May 2015. The purpose of CAT is to:
- receive communication from the negotiating team and disburse it among your colleagues
- provide feedback to the negotiating team
- encourage colleagues to participate in the negotiations process
- encourage colleagues to attend membership meetings, read negotiations updates
The kick-off for our campaign is at the Bargaining Conference on October 22nd. Send in the name of your representative by calling the Union Office at 201-262-5005, ext. 124 or click on the member feedback link on HPAE Local 5004 web site (see above).
Local 5004 Participates in Lobby Day
April 1, 2014
Local 5004 joined with other HPAE locals, members of other nursing unions, and advocacy groups in HPAE's Lobby Day in Trenton on March 29. We went to Trenton to tell our state legislators and the Department of Health to put "Patients First" and support staffing ratios and stronger oversight of hospitals.
Video: Stephanie Orrico speaking about the importance of staffing:
Photo below: HPAE President Ann Twomey delivering over 4,000 Safe Staffing and Patient Care petitions to the Department of Health. Local 5004 Vice President Becky Esquivel and her daughter, Kayla, on the right.
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