On March 22, HPAE Local 5097 received notification from the employer of its intent to sale The Harborage to Complete Care Management. The Union submitted in writing a “Demand to Bargain” over the effects of the proposed sale.
We are waiting on HMH to respond to our demand to bargain. The subjects for bargaining will include, but not limited to;
- Severance pay
- Payment of accrued PTO and holiday time
- Transfer rights to other HMH facilities with full seniority
- ·Other benefits
We understand that HMH put out a Long-Term Care Communications Plan (FAQ) this week but understand all of these are subject to bargaining. We are committed to protecting our members and their benefits as this process plays out.
The Union also has Successor language as lined out in Article 33 of your contract. “In the event, the Harborage shall, by merger, consolidation, sale of assets, lease, franchise, affiliation, or any other means, enter into an agreement with another company, health care provider organization, hospital, corporation, or individual which, in whole or in part, affects the existing appropriate collective bargaining unit, then the Harborage shall make as a condition of such sale or action, that the successor body shall adopt this Agreement and be bound by each and every provision of this Agreement.”
We have also requested a meeting with Complete Care Management.
Your Union is here to stay, and rest assured we are going to protect your rights and benefits. Once we have more information and dates to bargain with HMH over the effects we will hold a union membership meeting to keep you informed.
If you have any questions, please speak with one of your local union representatives.
HPAE Local 5097
Sandra White – President
Sharon Hodge – Vice President & Grievance Chair
Sharlene Grant – Secretary – Treasurer