New Members Guide: “We Are Your HPAE”

New Member GuideCongratulations on joining HPAE, New Jersey’s largest healthcare union with affiliated locals in the Philadelphia area. We’ve grown since our founding in 1974 through a comprehensive organizing program, strong and effective membership representation, and skilled and determined advocacy for progressive public policies.
HPAE members in our 22 “locals” include over 12,000 nurses, social workers, therapists, technicians, medical researchers and other healthcare professionals. We work in hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies, blood banks and university research facilities throughout New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.

Our continued growth and effectiveness is built on democratically-run locals made up of members and leaders who strive together to win safe working conditions, respect for our professions, safe and effective patient care, and sound healthcare policies. HPAE is a leader in establishing high standards of clinical practice, patient care, and research.