Harborage Workers Deliver Staffing Petition to Management….and Other HPAE News


December 14, 2017



Harborage Workers Deliver Staffing Petition to Management

HPAE Local 5097 members at The Harborage, which is now affiliated with Hackensack Meridian Health, delivered a petition to management calling for patient safety standards through increased staffing throughout the nursing home. Local 5097 members have grown increasingly frustrated by management’s failure to respond to the members’ concerns about inadequate staffing at the facility.



HPAE Joins Phil Murphy, Loretta Weinberg at the NJ AFL-CIO Holiday Party

This week HPAE President Ann Twomey, HPAE VP Bernie Gerard, HPAE Secretary-Treasurer Barbara Rosen, and other HPAE leaders joined Governor-Elect Phil Murphy, Senator Loretta Weinberg and our sisters and brothers of the NJ AFL-CIO to celebrate the holiday season.

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Sign-up for ACA Health Insurance Ends Tomorrow

For those of you who have family or friends who need health insurance and don’t get it through their employer, please let them know: tomorrow, December 15, is the last day to enroll in an ACA health plan during this year’s open enrollment period. Visit Healthcare.Gov or call 1-800-318-2596 to apply before the deadline!

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This Week in Labor History: Longest Nurses’ Strike in California Ends

California’s longest nurses’ strike ended after workers at Doctors Medical Center in San Pablo and Pinole approved a new contract with Tenet Healthcare Corp., ending a 13-month walkout – December 15, 2003

Read about other important struggles and events in U.S. labor history which occurred from December 11 to December 17, provided by Union Communication Services (UCS).

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