HPAE Local 5030/Palisades Medical Center began contract negotiations with Hackensack Meridian Health today for a successor contract. The current contract expires May 31st and the Local 5030 Negotiations Committee (see photo above) is determined to negotiate a contract which improves staffing at the hospital, promotes wage equity, and ensures health insurance access and affordability.
Meanwhile HPAE members at Local 5058/Jersey Shore Medical Center and Local 5138/Southern Ocean Medical Center are standing with their Palisades brothers and sisters United as HPAE @ Hackensack Meridian. Members of both locals started the day early by passing out leaflets to co-workers. As health professionals they are speaking out against the high cost of medical care and calling on community members to Share Their Story, to explain how they have been impacted by #corporatehealthcare.”
Photos below: Members from Local 5138 (top) and Local 5058 (below) leafleting their co-workers this morning.