Local 5185 Member update: Flu shot deadline and local union elections
Please be safe during the holiday season. COVID-19 infections are rising, take all precautions and let a union representative know if you do not have adequate PPE at work.
As of 12/15/2021 over 100 employees had not taken their flu shot. This is mandatory under NJ state law. Only medical exemptions are permitted. The deadline for vaccination is 12/31/2021 unless an employee has an approved medical exemption.
If you have received your flu vaccine anywhere else besides BMC please email employee health: Penelope.Gomes@CarePointhealth.org
According to BMC, “Failure to comply with the this due date will result in employees being placed on Administrative Suspension without pay. They will not be permitted to work until they have completed your requirement. Please note that Employee Health will be closed on 12/24 & 12/31 due to the holidays.”
LOCAL UNION ELECTIONS:
Ballots have been mailed out on December 21st, 2021 and will be counted on January 11, 2022. More information is available here, including information on requesting a ballot if you have not received one:
Happy holidays and solidarity!