Contracts Ratified at JSMC, SOMC…and Other HPAE News

August 3, 2017

Jersey Shore, Southern Ocean Nurses Ratify 1 Year Contracts

Nurses represented by HPAE Local 5058 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center (JSUMC) and HPAE Local 5138 at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) voted yesterday to ratify 1 year contracts with Hackensack Meridian Health. Local 5058 President Kendra McCann praised the contract settlement, saying that “throughout the negotiations our locals along the coast have remained united in demanding safety standards and protections for nurses and patients at every hospital.”

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On-Line Benefit Calculator Now Available for HPAE Retiree Medical Trust Participants

HPAE members who participate in the Retiree Medical Trust can now calculate their estimated monthly medical reimbursement benefits for when they plan to retire and the total amount of medical reimbursements they will receive after retirement.

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HPAE Joins Lawmakers to Demand More Resources for the NJ Board of Nursing

On Monday, HPAE President Ann Twomey joined lawmakers in Trenton to speak out about underfunding and staffing shortages at the New Jersey Board of Nursing. The press conference was held in response to a letter from members of the Board, who say that the lack of resources provided to the Board has led to a “crisis” that delays the approval of licenses for nurses and home health aides.

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Rutgers and RWJBarnabas Form Partnership

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers University announced last week that they are partnering to create New Jersey’s largest academic healthcare system. The result will be a multi-specialty group of more than 2,500 practitioners, including HPAE members working at University Behavioral Healthcare, the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and other clinical facilities.

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This Week in Labor History: Strike by NFL Players

Members of the National Football League Players Association begin what is to be a 2-day strike, their first. The issues: pay, pensions, the right to arbitration and the right to have agents – July 31, 1970

Read about other important struggles and events in U.S. labor history which occurred from July 31 to August 6, provided by Union Communication Services (UCS).

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