At the HPAE 2016 Convention on October 6th and 7th in Atlantic City, elected delegates from every HPAE local came together to make important decisions about the future of our union through a series of resolutions, constitutional amendments, and by-laws changes which were approved by the delegates. There was a thorough and lively discussion as delegates charted HPAE’s course for the next two years, until the 2018 convention.
Convention resolutions for bargaining, new organizing, political action, and leadership development highlighted the strategies which will enable our union to respond to the challenge of consolidation and corporatization of the healthcare industry and protect our rights in an anti-union political climate. The resolutions emphasize the need for increased membership involvement, united action among and between HPAE locals, and developing stronger partnerships with the community as key components of HPAE’s Strategic Plan for 2017-2018.
The constitutional amendments which were approved align our mission and objectives with our strategic plan and improve internal governance so that we can provide even more effective membership representation during challenging times.
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Finally, delegates approved an increase in membership dues from 1.1% to 1.25% of gross wages to ensure that our strategic plan is fully funded and that we are not vulnerable to corporate-funded political attacks and legal challenges like “Right-to-Work for Less” laws and court cases designed to weaken our resources and power.